We are pleased to invite you to Wednesday Research Seminar. It will be held on October 24th from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Knowledge Park. The Wednesday Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and has featured more than 230 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. Samantha Roberts will deliver seminar on:
“PREPARING STUDENTS FOR PRACTICE: MOOTING AS A TOOL OF CLINICAL PEDAGOGY IN LEGAL EDUCATION”
Samantha Jayne Roberts
Middlesex University Dubai
This session focuses on the unique position of Middlesex University Dubai as the only UK Qualifying Law Degree provider in the region and our use of mooting as a tool of clinical pedagogy in legal education. Mooting requires students partake in a simulated legal proceedings. I will discuss how the introduction of extra-curricular mooting, through three individual projects operating within the framework of an overarching initiative, has provided invaluable learning opportunities to our students. Engaging in extra-circular mooting exposes students to learning opportunities beyond those measurable in rubrics. Mooting provides students with the opportunity to use their legal knowledge but to also develop much wider skills, including those relating to professional conduct and responsibility, helping to bridge the gap between academia and professional practice. The session will examine the impact of three distinct but related projects designed to encourage student engagement with mooting.
Samantha is a Lecturer in Law and the Campus Programme Coordinator for Undergraduate Law and Politics at Middle University Dubai. Before joining Middlesex University Dubai in 2016, Samantha held positions at Coventry University, BPP University, the University of Westminster, the University of West London and Birkbeck University. Having completed her LLB Law degree at King's College London, Samantha continued her studies there to obtain an MA in Medical Ethics and Law and then began lecturing whilst completing the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, London. Whilst currently a PhD student at Middlesex University in the field International Law, Samantha also has a keen interest in legal pedagogy, drawing on her professional experiences to inform her research.