Based in one of the UK’s largest legal hubs, in a great global city, Manchester Metropolitan University’s Law School offers outstanding opportunities.
Manchester Law School, led by Head of School Professor Andrew Francis, is a leading modern university law school, recognised in the UK and internationally for generating transformative social change through law. We integrate excellence in education and strength in research, with a focus on external engagement across Manchester and beyond. We have a strong, supportive and inclusive culture for all staff and every student in our Law School community.
This is an exciting time to join us, as the University has recently been named The Sunday Times University of the Year for Student Retention, recognising our success in supporting students to achieve their ambition. Our Law School recently won the University’s Department of the Year award, as well as securing authorisation from the Bar Standards Board over the summer, and this September maintained strong student recruitment across all our programmes.
We have strong relationships across the Northern Circuit and with leading law firms including Browne Jacobson, DWF, DAC Beachcroft, Eversheds Sutherland and more. We work closely with organisations including the CPS, Support for Courts, Institute of Development Studies, the Sport and Recreation Alliance, The Proud Trust and the Greater Manchester Law Centre. These relationships support an extensive pro bono network, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities for our students.
We offer a range of programmes including the LLB, GDL, LPC, BTC, LLM and PhD programmes. We currently have around 1,450 Manchester-based students, with a further 600 studying GDL and LLB programmes, in partnership with the University of Hong Kong. Our academic and professional programmes are characterised by innovation, research and a practice-based understanding of the emerging legal and professional services landscape.
We have a rich and distinguished research history. We are keen to ensure that research expertise continues to connect with and enhances our education quality. Our School now has 22 active researchers who explore four broad research areas, (Equality and Human Rights, Sports Law and Popular Culture, Regulation of the Lived Environment and Professional Life and Legal Education), which support a range of internationally excellent and world-leading work.
As part of the University’s significant investment in the Law School’s new strategic vision, there are a number of exciting opportunities available, from Lecturer to Reader level on Research (REC) and also Education (EPC) pathways, contributing across the academic and professional portfolio. The investment in these posts is explicitly driven by our desire to increase research quality and capacity and to align with the UCRKEs hosted by the Faculty of Business and Law and beyond. We welcome applications that support the following broad areas of research in Equalities & Human Rights / Sports Law/ International Environmental Law / Intellectual Property and/or Media
Two of the EPC focused positions will be primarily focused on our practitioner programmes and post-holders would be expected to contribute across LPC/BTC as needed. We would expect to appoint one post with a broadly Civil focus (contentious and non-contentious), and one with a Criminal focus.
This is a fantastic time to join Manchester Law School, as we mark fifty years since our first students graduated. You can play a key role in contributing to the School’s future success as it looks ahead to the next fifty years.