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25 September 2007 - Holliday Inn - Warsaw

18.30 Registration

19.00 Reception courtesy of the Polish National Council of Legal Advisors

26 September 2007 - University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law

08.30 Registration

Chair: Julian Lonbay (Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, Chair of the CCBE Training committee and QUAACAS, England & Wales

09.00 Welcome

  • Prof. Tadeusz Tomaszewski, Dean of the Warsaw Law School
  • Stanislaw Rymar, President of the Polish Bar Council
  • Zenon Klatka, President of the Polish National Council of Legal Advisors
  • Introduction: Colin Tyre, QC, President of the CCBE

09.10 What are competences and learning outcomes?

  • John Bell (University of Cambridge, Chair of the Joint Academic Studies Board, England & Wales)

09.30 Tuning Legal Studies in Europe: Converging learning outcomes for law degrees in Europe?

  • Julia González (University of Deusto, general co-coordinator of Tuning Higher Educational Stuctures in Europe, Spain
  • Tom Latrup-Pedersen (Aarhus University, member of QUAACAS, Denmark)
  • Discussion

10.45 Coffee break

Chair: Pierre Lafont (French Conseil National des Barreaux, former President of the Training Committee of the Conseil National des Barreaux)

11.15 The view from the Bars and Law Societites: What is expected from pre-professional education?

12.45 Lunch

Chair: Colin Tyre, QC (President of the CCBE)

14.15 CCBE view on training outcomes for European lawyers

  • Julian Lonbay
  • Day One Outcomes - the experience of the Solicitors' Regulation Authority in developing an outcomes based approach to professional legal education - Maria Tighe (Leeds Law School / Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
  • Assessing the "professional" element in professional legal education - Amanda Fancourt (Vocational Education Developer, UK Centre for Legal Education, University of Warwick)
  • Discussion

15.40 Coffee / tea break

16.00 Coping with non nationally trained applicants

  • Richard Bühler (Ministry of Justice, LJPA,NRW, President of the Juristisches Prüfungsamt and chair of the German Länder Ministries of Justice Group on Legal Education)
  • Lenka Eisenbruková (Czech Bar Association)
  • Rob van Otterlo (Chief Operations Officer, The Netherlands Bar Association)
  • Discussion
  • The double degree's experience: a contribution to an integrated European Legal Education - Audrey Guinchard (University of Essex, Department of Law, UK)
  • Anne Pelissier (University of Strasbourg, member of QUAACAS, France)
  • Discussion

18.00 Close

19.30 Dinner (Holiday Inn)

27 September 2007 - University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law

Chair: Cord Brügmann (German Bar Association)

09.00 Views of the Bars on current developments in legal education and training

  • Maria Slazak (Polish National Council of Legal Advisers)
  • Waltraute Steger (Vice-President, Austrian Bar Association)
  • Pierre Lafont (French Conseil National des Barreaux, former President of the Training Committee of the Conseil National des Barreaux)
  • Discussion

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 The Future of European Legal Education and Training

  • Colin Tyre, QC
  • The harmonisation of legal education, regulation and practice standards: Australian vs European perspectives - Will Hammond (Solicitor, Middletons Lawyers, Vice-President of the Law Institute of Victoria, Young Lawyers Section, Australia)
  • Jacek Petzel (University of Warsaw, member of the ELFA Board, Poland)
  • Discussion
  • Summary - Julian Lonbay

13.30 Close

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