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Law Teacher of the Year Award

Nominations for the 2017 Law Teacher of the Year Award are now open!


Is there an inspirational law teacher in your department who sparks a passion for law in their students?

Do you know a lecturer who motivates their classes by bringing the law to life?

Do you want to reward a truly exceptional educator? 


Submit your nominations before Wednesday 14 December 2016 to make sure your inspirational law teachers get their shot at winning this prestigious national award.

How it works

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Nominations close. How to nominate >


The judging panel carefully consider all the nominations individually before meeting to draw up a shortlist of six finalists.

February – April

Two members of the judging panel visit each of the six shortlisted candidates to:

  • Observe a teaching session;
  • Interview a group of students, including some who participated in the observed session;
  • Interview two of the candidate’s teaching colleagues;
  • Interview the candidate’s Head of Department;
  • Interview the candidate themselves.

Each of these sessions is either video or audio recorded so that it can be shared with the remaining members of the judging panel.


Students past and present are invited to produce a short video in support of their teacher.


The judging panel are sent the recordings from each of the campus visits and the student videos for their consideration. All four members of the panel then meet to discuss each candidate and decide the winner.


The winner is announced at the Celebrating Excellence in Law Teaching conference in Warwick on Thursday 29 June 2017.