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Seminar on Interactive Teaching
Wednesday 8th April 2015

CLEA Conference Programme
9th – 10th April 2015

Cultural Tour
Saturday 11th April 2015

2015 Moot
12th – 15th April 2015

Travel & Accommodation

2015 Conference Report

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow 2015

The CLEA 2015 conference took place in Glasgow, Scotland in April 2015.  CLEA have traditionally held their conference in the same city or the same region as the Commonwealth Lawyers Association’s conference. The Commonwealth Law Conference took place 12 – 16 April 2015, also in Glasgow.

The CLEA conference ran from Thursday 9th until Friday 10th April 2015 at Glasgow Caledonian University.  Preceding the conference, there was a workshop on interactive teaching methods, organised by David McQuoid-Mason, the President of CLEA.  After the conference, there was an optional organised tour arranged for Saturday 11th April to visit some of Scotland’s landmarks. The Commonwealth Moot then took place from Sunday 12th until Wednesday 15th April.  Please contact Michael Bromby for any conference enquiries and register to attend the CLEA Conference here.

Conference Programme

The conference theme was “Transnational Legal Education: Commonwealth Perspectives” and the programme contains details of the papers accepted.  Conference papers can be viewed and searched in 2015 Conference Papers.

Keynote Speakers

Lord_HopeLord Hope of Craighead delivered a keynote speech at the conference.  In 1989 he was appointed direct from the bar to the bench as Lord Justice General of Scotland and Lord President of the Court of Session.  He held these offices for seven years until 1996, when he was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

In 2009 he was appointed to be the second senior Lord of Appeal.  Later that year the appellate jurisdiction of the House of Lords was transferred to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and he became its first Deputy President.  He retired from that office in 2013 and is now active as a cross-bencher in the House of Lords.

Date-BahA keynote speech was delivered by Prof. Justice Date-Bah, who is the Chairman of the University of Ghana Council. He was also a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, responsible for many leading judgments. He is currently the Chairman, Ghana Law Reform Commission and Chairman, Council of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Prof. Justice Date-Bah has held academic positions at the University of Ghana, University of Nairobi, University of Calabar as well as visiting positions at Lincoln College, Oxford University, Yale Law School and at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Seminar on Interactive Teaching Methods

A 1-day pre-conference seminar took place on Wednesday 8th April 2014, led by David McQuoid-Mason, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Patricia McKellar, University of London; and Lindi Coetzee, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

2015 Moot

The fourteenth Commonwealth Moot was held in conjunction with the 19th Commonwealth Law Conference also held in Glasgow.

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.