Professor Donald Nicolson

Law

Personal statement

Donald Nicolson has been a Professor in the Law School since 2000. Previously he  taught law at the Universities of Cape Town, Warwick, Reading and Bristol, where he set up the University of Bristol Law Clinic.  In 2003 he set up the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic. Donald currently teaches in the areas of evidence, legal methods, and clinical legal practice. He has published numerous articles and a co-authored book on lawyers' ethics, various articles on clinical legal education, a co-edited book on affirmative action, articles on evidence theory, articles and a co-edited book on criminal law, and articles on law and gender, feminist legal theory and adjudication. His current research interests are in the areas of evidence and lawyers’ ethics, with particular reference to moral development. He is on the editorial board of Legal Ethics, a trustee of the recently established LawWorks Scotland established to promote voluntary legal work and a member of Law Society of Scotland’s Access to Justice Committee, and was awarded an OBE for services to the legal profession in 2011. 

Publications

"Our roots began in (South) Africa" : modelling law clinics to maximise social justice ends
Nicolson Donald
International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, pp. 1-22, (2016)
Teaching ethics clinically without breaking the bank
Nicolson Donald
Experimental Legal Education in a Globalized WorldExperimental Legal Education in a Globalized World, (2016)
Problematizing competence in clinical legal education : what do we mean by competence and how do we assess non-skill competencies?
Nicolson Donald
International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Vol 23, pp. 69-110, (2016)
Assessing witness credibility and reliability : engaging experts and disengaging Gage?
Nicolson Donald, Auchie Derek
Scottish Criminal Evidence in the 21st CenturyScottish Criminal Evidence in the 21st Century, (2015)
Legal education, ethics and access to justice : forging warriors for justice in a neo-liberal world
Nicolson Donald
International Journal of the Legal Profession, (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09695958.2015.1047840
Truth and demeanour : lifting the veil
Nicolson Donald
Edinburgh Law Review Vol 18 , pp. 254-259, (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/elr.2014.0208

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