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Senior Lecturer in Law - Clinical Legal Education

University of Hertfordshire - Hertfordshire Law School

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £40,927 to £51,799 pa dependent on skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: 034796

FTE: 1FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Salary: UH8 £40,927 pa to £51,799 pa dependent on skills and experience

Location: De Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

You will develop and teach on our Clinical Legal Education modules and other modules relevant to your area of expertise. You will assist and support Module Leaders and lead a module yourself.

You will ensure effective day to day supervision of Law Clinic students and provide legal advice in our ‘shadowing’ Law Clinic. You will recruit and train student volunteers and provide support to other pro bono projects including Streetlaw and Support at Court. You will also contribute to the School’s academic and pastoral care of students by acting as an Academic Support Tutor.

As part of our research strategy, you will contribute to the development of our growing research community, including working collaboratively to secure external funding opportunities.

To support the expansion of the Law Clinic and enhance the Law School’s reputation you will also build relationships with a wide range of regional charities, community groups and employers, and support recruitment to the Law School by attending open days.

Teaching experience on the LLB and/or Legal Practice Course is essential, or equivalent professional experience supervising trainee solicitors, pupils or paralegals is essential.

You will be a practising solicitor or barrister (of England and Wales) with proven PQE and proven experience of advising and supervising others in one or more of the following areas of law:

Landlord and Tenant Law

Welfare Benefits

Education Law

Immigration Law

Family Law

Employment Law

Intellectual Property and Company Law

It is essential that you have a commitment to the ongoing development of teaching and learning skills (with particular reference to Clinical Legal Education). You will also have the ability to contribute to the design of engaging and intellectually stimulating modules.

You will have excellent self-management and time management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent proven organisational skills are also essential.

You will have a highly developed sense of professionalism and a commitment to access to justice and providing the highest standards of client care. You will also have a commitment to equal opportunities and to ensuring that students from all backgrounds have the support they need to succeed in their studies and progress in their careers. 

You will have the ability to use technology to enhance the quality and flexibility of delivery to students.

The ability to network and form good working relationships and an enthusiastic approach towards your work are essential and you will have the ability to promote the activities of the School.

You will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, alongside a Master’s qualification in Law or equivalent professional qualification. You will also be a practising Solicitor or Barrister (of England and Wales)

Diana Kirsch – d.kirsch@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date: 25 October 2021

Interview Date: TBC; interviews will be conducted remotely                  

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