Pamela Henderson is a senior lecturer at Nottingham Law School, teaching across a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and practitioner courses, including those for intending and qualified solicitors.
She is a solicitor, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and the course leader for the Professional Doctorate in Legal Practice, supervising doctoral students researching law in an educational context.
Pamela is also co-director of the Centre for Legal Education.
Pamela’s main area of research interest is legal education, including pedagogy and the practitioner career stages. She participated in the SRA’s work-based learning pilot. She was commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to undertake a comprehensive, research-based review of its CPD Framework for solicitors in England and Wales, which was published in 2012.
Pamela has worked with colleagues on consultation projects for international Law Societies, regulatory bodies and governmental and non-governmental organisations, for example in relation to qualification routes for intending solicitors, workplace experiences of legal practitioners, international standards and best practice in legal education, performance indicators and assessment. She has presented at a wide range of conferences, nationally and internationally, in relation to her research projects.
As a member of the NTU Scale Up initiative, Pamela also researches active pedagogies in undergraduate Law and has designed innovative materials that embed active and simulated learning into her Trusts and Legal Method modules.
Pamela was the Law School’s Academic Tutor of the Year 2014/15 and received the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award in 2016.