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Matthew J. Homewood

Deputy Dean

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Nottingham Law School staff


Matthew is Deputy Dean and Associate Professor at Nottingham Law School. Matthew was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2016, the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education. This was in recognition for his use of technology and making a real difference to the student experience.

Research areas

Matthew has a growing reputation in both legal education and education generally as an expert in the use of technology enhanced learning and the impact that educational technologies can have on student engagement and outcomes. Matthew’s expertise has been recognised by the higher education sector through a number of high-profile awards, including a Highly Commended ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Award, Association of Law Teachers Teaching Law with Technology Prize, Runner-Up Guardian University Awards, Law Teacher of the Year Finalist and recipient of the Global Legal Skills Award.

Matthew also has research interests in the area of EU law generally with a particular focus upon free movement within the internal market and EU competition law.

Matthew is an active member of the following research centres, societies and committees:

  • Centre for Legal Education
  • Innovation and Technology Law Lab
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Global Legal Skills Programme Committee
  • Global Legal Skills Conference Committee
  • Fusion Steering Committee 2014-2019
  • Association of Learning Technologists


Matthew has authored a number of academic texts in the area of European Union Law and is noted as an expert contributor to a report for the European Commission (Study on the application of Regulation 1206/2001 on the Taking of Evidence across Member States (June 2012)).
Matthew presents academic papers widely at both national and international conferences on legal education and educational technology.

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Press expertise

Matthew offers expert comment on the use of digital technologies in legal education and education generally.  Matthew has also been widely published on reform to legal education and the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

Matthew also offers expert comment on European Union law: Free movement of goods and persons within the internal market and competition law.