Over the summer, Viv and I were in Canada to deliver a conference paper at the University of Toronto. The conference was jointly organised by the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education and the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education. In total there were over 200 attendees from universities and organisations from all over the world discussing the risks and rewards of Clinical Legal Education.
Our paper discussed the impact of the Legal Education and Training Review on universities in England and Wales and the role that law clinics could have in delivering some of the desired outcomes. We had such a positive and warm response to the presentation and it engaged not just members of the audience from England and Wales, who were familiar with the proposed changes but also from those from other jurisdictions.
The conference was spread over three days and as our paper was scheduled for the first day, we could then spend time enjoying the remaining speakers and enjoying the hospitality of the University of Toronto.
Our trip was rounded off with a trip to Niagara Falls, where we both got thoroughly drenched!