I am Professor of Professional Legal Education at Nottingham Law School, the law faculty of Nottingham Trent University in England. I am co-director of its Centre for Legal Education, and I am a solicitor, having qualified in 1990.
I joined NLS in 1993 to work on its new vocational course for aspiring solicitors, and then moved into work on course design. I designed and delivered a number of courses – both award bearing at master’s level, and for CPD – in the field of civil litigation, basing my design around extensive simulations involving skills, knowledge, diagnosis and solutions, experiential and reflective learning. Fuelled by the challenges in this field, I then completed a PhD on the learning of early career solicitors.
I have worked on a number of substantial design, consultancy or research projects for professional bodies and professional regulators in the UK and elsewhere. I supervise master’s and doctoral students working in civil litigation and professional learning in law and other disciplines.
I would be delighted to meet colleagues interested in similar areas. When not working, I am engaged on a lifelong project to travel through Central and South America, in small increments.