Competency-Based Education in Law: What, Why and How?

Speaker: Dr. Annie Rochette, Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair, College of Law

Dr. Annie Rochette holds the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair. She is a researcher, writer and educator with expertise in legal education. In her doctoral dissertation, she conducted an empirical study of teaching and learning in Canadian law faculties. She has been involved in the Canadian legal education community for over twenty years as editor of legal academic journals (CJWL, CLEAR), board member and President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, workshop facilitator and conference organizer. She was an Assistant Professor at UBC from 1998-2004 and Associate Professor at UQAM from 2006-2016. More recently, she directed the Professional Legal Training Course of the Law Society of British Columbia from

In this presentation, Professor Rochette will explain what competency-based education is, discuss why it’s a good idea for legal education and suggest ways to go about adopting a competency-based program in law.

Event Details

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST
MLT Aikins Lecture Theatre (Room 150), College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
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