Centre for Legal Education

Mark Thomas is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Standards and Quality Manager at Nottingham Law School (NLS). Mark teaches predominantly on the undergraduate portfolio with a particular focus in property law and criminal law.

Mark is a non-practising barrister, called to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. In Mark’s role, he acts as the Course Leader for the L7 Solicitor Apprenticeship degree and the Module Leader for the Law of Trusts and Intellectual Property Law. Mark is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Work does a great deal of work outside of the University. For example, he is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Evidence and Proof, acts as an Executive Committee Member for The Advocate’s Gateway and is a Case Note Author for the Journal of Criminal Law. Mark previously acted as the Director of the Centre for Advocacy at NLS. Mark publishes widely in the subject of law, writing leading textbooks in both criminal law and the law of evidence.

Mark’s main area of research interest is in the field of criminal law, with a particular focus on property offences and self-defence. Mark’s research focuses quite significantly on the use of self-defence by householders. In the legal education context, Mark has a particular interest in the use of mooting as both a teaching and assessment tool. Mark also engages in research in the use of “vodcasts” and other digital technologies to enthuse the student learner and is particularly keen on the provision and effectiveness of feedback to students.

Mark was named the Law School’s Academic Tutor of the Year 2018/19.

You can find out more about his work here.