Nominations have now closed

Nominations for the 2015 Law Teacher of the Year Award closed on 30th September 2014.

A wealth of nominations for inspiring law teachers from around the country will now be passed on to the judging panel, who have the difficult job of whittling them down to a shortlist of just six exceptional candidates.

Alastair HudsonNew to the judging panel this year, Alastair Hudson is looking forward to the challenge noting that this award is “a wonderful way to put the focus back on teaching where it belongs”.

Alastair, Professor of Equity and Finance Law at the University of Southampton and a previous winner of the Law Teacher of the Year Award, joins judges Alison Bone, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos and Marianne Lightowler to decide this year’s finalists. Click here for more information about the judging panel.

The shortlisted candidates will be announced at the end of October, when the judging moves into its second phase.

Legal education: are we teaching the right things?

Lawyer2B recently gathered together previous Law Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, including Odette Hutchinson, Graham Virgo and Dawn Watkins, to discuss the state of legal education in the UK and ask “are we teaching the right things?”


Watch the video and read the article here.

Candidates are assessed by our judging panel against the following criteria at all times:-

  • Displays an active interest in and development of approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn
  • Demonstrates commitment to and support for the development of students as individuals
  • Uses effective communication skills that engage students in the learning experience
  • Involvement in scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning both of students and colleagues


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