CLEA has a long-standing history of holding biennial conferences that are both prestigious and informative, and the 2013 Conference was no different. It was held at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa from 13-14 April. The papers accepted for presentation are now available to view online, along with the full conference programme and abstract for the keynote speaker Richard Nzerem who delivered the Commonwealth Lecture.
The conference theme “Legal Education and Regional Cooperation in the Commonwealth and other Common law countries” enabled participants to share their experiences in, or future hopes for, regional cooperation in legal education in the Commonwealth and other Common law countries.
The conference was preceded by a three day safari to the world famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve where the white rhinoceros was saved from extinction. In Durban, the recommended conference hotel was the famous retro-design, landmark hotel Blue Waters.
The thirteenth Commonwealth Moot was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 14th April to 18th April 2013, in conjunction with the 18th Commonwealth Law Conference (CLC). for further information, please visit the 2013 Moot section.
The Commonwealth Moot is an initiative of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA). It is an ‘invitation-only’ Moot, being limited to representative teams from regions of the Commonwealth only. The regions, for the this purpose, are: North America, United Kingdom, the Caribbean, South Asia (India), South Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), South East Asia, Western Africa , Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Australasia (Australia and New Zealand send separate teams), and the South Pacific.
A workshop on Street Law took place on 12th April, organised by David McQuoid-Mason (UKZN), Lindi Coetzee (Nelson Mandela University), Lloyd Lotz (UKZN). The workshop looked at interactive teaching and guide participants through preparing and delivering a street law lesson. A review of the workshop is now available on the blog section.
A student conference also tookplace on 12th April, organised by David McQuoid-Mason (UKZN). Further details will be made available in due course.