ENCLE Board

Cristina Amato is an full professor of Comparative Law and Legal Clinics at the Brescia Law Department. Clinical legal education is mainly devoted to consumer law and civil law cases. She also runs classes of civil law training practitioners to the legal professions, at Brescia School of Legal Professions. She has been visiting professor in several European universities, and she is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. She has published numerous essays, comments and books in different areas of law: consumer protection, civil liability, European contract law, breach of contract and damages.

 

Pilar Fernandez Artiach is a professor of Labour Law and Social Security at the University of Valencia and member of the Human Rights Institute. She is a promoter of the clinical legal education in Valencia since 2006 and she is part of the team of the Clínica Jurídica per la justicia social de la Universitat de València, which includes 5 different strands.  

 

Luba Krasnitskaya joined the clinical legal movement over 15 years ago as a law student and then after the graduation headed the law clinic in Belarus. Clinical legal education and interactive methods of law teaching is the subject of her scientific and practical interests. She mentored the establishment and development of clinical legal education in Vietnam, wrote different papers on legal aid and the role of legal clinics. Currently she works in the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Warsaw and coordinates the international projects aimed at human rights education and the promotion of international standards among lawyers, civil activists and human rights defenders.

 

Elise Poillot is Professor of Civil Law and Head of the of the Research Unit in Law at the University of Luxembourg. She founded and coordinates the transnational consumer rights clinic at the University of Luxembourg. 

 

Paul McKeown is a senior lecturer and a solicitor at Northumbria University, U.K.  He works primarily in the Student Law Office, a legal clinic allowing students to participate in legal practice. He supervises students in employment, housing and general civil disputes and aims to develop their legal skills.  Additionally, he is a founding trustee of the North East Legal Support Trust and worked with LawWorks to establish the North East Pro Bono Hub. McKeown's research interests include clinical legal education, housing and employment law.   As well as being an editor for the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, Paul has contributed to the book “A Student Guide to Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono”.

 

Ulrich Stege is an International University College of Turin (IUC) (www.iuctorino.it) Faculty Member, Director of the IUC Clinic Legal Education Program. In addition, he has been Lecturer (2017-2018) at the Law Clinic of the University of Pretoria (South Africa). He studied law in Germany, France and Belgium. Beside his role at the IUC, he is practicing as a qualified lawyer in Italy and Germany (admitted to the Bar in Germany and Italy). He acted as speaker, expert and trainer in numerous conferences, international expert groups and Training of Trainers (mainly related to European Law, Asylum and Immigration Law, Clinical Legal Education, etc.). He is founding member and Executive Secretary of the ENCLE (European Network for Clinical Legal Education), Steering Committee member of the GAJE (Global Alliance for Justice Education) and member of ASGI (Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull'Immigrazione) and the Migration Law Network (Germany).

 

Maxim Tomoszek works as a senior lecturer in the Department of Constitutional Law and Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of Palacký University, where he is a Vice-Dean for education (since 2016). From 2008 to 2016, he was director of the Center for Clinical Legal Education at the  Palacký University. He is also representative of Eastern Europe region in Steering Committee of Global Alliance for Justice Education. Maxim has acted as President of ENCLE from 2013-2019. 

 

Jason Tucker is a Professor of Law at the School of Law and Politics (Cardiff University) and an HEA National Teaching Fellow (2016).  Jason worked as a solicitor in private practice, and joined the School’s Centre for Professional Legal Studies in 2003 to teach on the vocational courses for aspiring solicitors and barristers.  Since 2014 Jason has supervised a student advice project delivered in partnership with a leading learning disability charity (Mencap Cymru), as part of the School's clinical legal education programme. In 2018, Jason was appointed as University Dean for Student Employability, and is responsible for developing and implementing the University's employability strategy. Away from the University, Jason sits as a magistrate in the Family Court and as a fee-paid Tribunal Judge hearing appeals in the Social Entitlement Chamber, which support his pedagogy by maintaining the currency of his practice experience.

 

Elected position within the ENCLE Board: 

  • President of ENCLE:                       Paul McKeown
  • Executive Secretary of ENCLE:     Ulrich Stege
  • Treasurer of ENCLE:                       Maxim Tomoszek