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Oxford University Press announces Law Teacher of the Year 2017

Oxford University Press announces Law Teacher of the Year 2017

10 July 2017

In June, Nick Clapham from the University of Surrey was announced as Law Teacher of the Year at the Celebrating Excellence in Law Teaching conference.

The Oxford University Press (OUP) Higher Education Law team hosted the conference at the University of Warwick, bringing together nearly 100 law academics.

The announcement followed a judging process which spanned several months and included campus visits to observe and film a teaching session, as well as interviews with the candidates, their students, and heads of departments. Six finalists were quizzed about their motivations, inspirations, and tribulations, with 2016 Law Teacher of the Year, Professor Lisa Webley, announcing the winner.

On accepting his award, Nick commented, ‘I am delighted and humbled to receive this prestigious award for my work at the University of Surrey. It is made even more special as OUP’s judging process means that it can only be achieved with the support of colleagues and, most importantly, students. I now look forward to the coming academic year with even greater enthusiasm for what a colleague at today’s conference rightly described as “one of the best jobs in the world”.’

OUP hosted the second annual Celebrating Excellence in Law Teaching Conference at the University of Warwick, to act as a platform to showcase and celebrate teaching excellence.