Centre for Legal Education

Dr Elyse Wakelin is the head of the Academic Undergraduate programmes at NLS. She has a PhD from the University of Leicester, which explored the relationship between EU membership and minority right standards in accession States.

She joined Nottingham Law School in September 2015, having previously taught at the University of Leicester for two years. Elyse completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) in August 2018 and is currently a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, with her Senior Fellow application due for submission in June 2020.

She has previously taught Criminal Law and Mooting, Legal Method and Constitutional and Administrative Law.

As the Principal Lecturer for Student Experience, Elyse has a keen interest in student wellbeing and is engaged in active research into this area of legal education. In particular, Elyse’s research focuses on the role of pastoral support in legal education and the impact that it has on student success. She has presented at a number of national conferences, including the SLS education section, on this topic. Elyse is an active member of the NTU Personal Tutor TILT group.

As the GDL Distance Learning Course Leader, she is also interested in wellbeing among distance learning Law students and is currently working on a research project which examines the impact on studying law as a distance learning student on student wellbeing.

In light of the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), Elyse is currently involved in the course design of the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) to reflect the changes to the future of legal education.

You can find out more about Elyse’s work here.