Nottingham Law School's innovative teaching recognised with award nomination

Nottingham Law School's excellence in legal education has been recognised with a nomination for Legal Education Provider of Year in the inaugural Solicitors Journal Awards.

Nottingham Law School's excellence in legal education has been recognised with a nomination for Legal Education Provider of Year in the inaugural Solicitors Journal Awards.

The Law School has been nominated for its innovative teaching and commitment to social mobility and diversity.

Commenting on the entry, the Solicitors Journal judging panel said: "Nottingham impressed the judges with their simply brilliant approach to innovating legal education. A pioneer in the industry, they are extremely worthy of being on our shortlist."

Nottingham Law School runs a unique Legal Advice Centre, which was granted an ABS licence in October 2015. The centre gives all students the opportunity to work within a fully regulated and functioning 'teaching law firm' as part of their studies, supervised by full-time solicitors employed by the centre.

It is wonderful that our work in legal education has been nationally recognised in this way.

Dean of Nottingham Law School, Professor Janine Griffiths-Baker

This not only provides a fantastic enhancement to the student experience and their employability skills, but also supports individuals and community groups, as well the business community, charities and local organisations.

The School's commitment to making legal careers more accessible involves working with a number of partners, such as the Sutton Trust Pathways to Law Scheme, Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scheme, and Aspiring Solicitors.

Dean of Nottingham Law School, Professor Janine Griffiths-Baker, said: "It is wonderful that our work in legal education has been nationally recognised in this way with a nomination for the whole School. In 2015 Nottingham Law School celebrated 50 years of excellence in delivering legal education, and we have consistently been at the forefront of legal education innovation. We believe that we are a unique and forward-thinking legal education provider which enables our students to achieve in a changing legal world."

The winners will be announced at a black-tie gala hosted by the BBC's Andrew Marr in the heart of legal London on 25 May.

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Nottingham Law School's innovative teaching recognised with award nomination

Published on 21 March 2016
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