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Law Teacher of the Year Award

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Law Teacher of the Year award!

If you know a law teacher with the magic ingredients to be named the 2016 winner, make sure we know about them by filling in our online nomination form now.


All nominations must be received by Friday 25th September 2015.


A word version of the nomination form is available here. Completed forms should be returned to helaw.uk@oup.com.

The process

Stage one

Nomination forms submitted by academics and students are collected from law schools around the UK. On receipt, nomination forms are anonymised to remove markers that could identify specific individuals or their institutions. Heads of Departments are given the opportunity at this stage to add their support. The judging panel receive copies of all the anonymous forms along with any supporting materials, and selects a shortlist of six candidates.

Stage two

Two members of the judging panel visit each of the six shortlisted candidates on campus. During their visit they:
- Observe and film a teaching session
- Speak to a representative group of the candidate's students
- Interview two of the candidate's colleagues
- Meet with the candidate's Head of Department

Each of these meetings is recorded and shared with the remaining members of the judging panel.

Stage three

Students past and present are invited to submit videos in support of their teacher's nomination.

Stage four

The judges individually review all of the audio and video recordings from each candidate's campus visit, then meet as a group to decide the winner. The winner is announced at an event in Oxford attended by all the candidates, their guests and the judging panel, where they are presented with the £3,000 prize.