LERN Research Grants
LERN is not currently awarding research grants but we shall update LERN members when we are, via our regular newsletter. To sign up for the newsletter please go to our page on LERN membership.
The projects funded in 2016-17 were as follows:
- Jane Williams, Swansea University; ’Public Legal Education for Children and Young People in Wales’
- Emma Jones, The Open University, 'Admission Tutors’ Perceptions of the Purposes of the LLB’
- Margaret Downie, Robert Gordon University, ‘Improving the Transition from Further to Higher Education’.
Funding for the grants come from three sources. These are the SLS, ALT and the Law Publishers Association. Our aim is to seek other sources of funding and to generally develop this area of our work.
Applications for LERN grants will re-open in 2019. An announcement will be circulated to LERN members in due course.
Former LERN Grant-holders
In 2015-16, we funded:
- Helen James, David Chalk (University of Winchester) ‘Find out About Student Use of and Attitudes Towards LawTrove’
- Ambreena Manji, John Harrington (University of Cardiff) ‘Mobility and Modernity: Biographical Studies in African and British Legal Education’
- Lisa Collingwood (Kingston University) ‘PhDs in Law 1990-2015’
- Alysia Blackham (University of Cambridge), Shelda Debowski (University of Western Australia) ‘Precarious Academic Work in Legal Education’
In 2014-15, we funded:
- Patrick Carmichael and Silvia Borelli (University of Bedfordshire) ‘Enhancing Reflection on Practice in Clinical Education’
- Melissa Hardee (Independent Consultant) ‘Career expectations of Law Degree Students-Third Year of a Three Year Cohort Study’
- Jane Stonestreet (Westminster University) ‘An examination of a peer review scheme at Level 6 of a law degree designed to encourage critical writing skills’
- Caroline Strevens and Clare Wilson (Portsmouth University) ‘Perceptions of Well-being among Law Teachers’
In 2013-14, we funded:
- Chris Ashford (Northumbria University) ‘LGBTQ student identities and the law school’
- Paul Knepper (University of Sheffield) ‘Black "Firsts" in the British Legal Professions’
- Richard Owen (Essex University) ‘How has legal education in Wales responded to the challenge of devolution?’
- Judith Willis, (Consultant) ‘How do law teachers respond to undertaking a teaching qualification?’
Some helpful sources for researchers
Top 10 Tips on How to get Funding by Julia Lane, NSF Program Director
LERN Research Dissemination - “What’s the point if no-one knows about your research? Embedding effective dissemination into research design"
LERN LSE Report - More really useful experience and advice to draw on in legal education research methodology