More world class teaching Meet our expert lecturers
At The University of Law, more than 400 of our lecturers are qualified lawyers and business professionals, all with extensive industry experience which they are able to pass on to you. You will benefit from small class sizes and a dedicated Academic Coach, giving you more support to achieve your ambitions. In the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS), we were ranked in the top 20 for teaching across UK universities. We also hold a QS 5* rating for teaching.
All our postgraduate law lecturers, and over 90% of our undergraduate law lecturers are qualified lawyers, with experience across the whole spectrum of legal practice areas. They’ll bring this essential insight and practical expertise with them to your lessons, ensuring that you’re thinking like a lawyer long before you enter the job market.
When it comes to course content, we work closely with our partner firms, regulators and relevant accreditation bodies to develop comprehensive, quality programmes that are designed to teach you the relevant legal knowledge you’ll need for daily life and set you up for the realities of practising law. You’ll benefit from tuition in small classes with other like-minded students, and specialist skills and behaviours modules – including a focus on legal technology, an emerging area of law.
Solicitor training students will have access to the ULaw SQE App, a one-of-a-kind bank of practice tests and questions that our lecturers use to track your progress and tailor your learning; in addition, you’ll be learning in the context of our virtual law firm, ULaw LLP – performing real world tasks on simulated cases, deals and transactions, within exposure to the environment of a working law firm.
If you study our BPC, you’ll be able to access up to 50 hours of advocacy training within your classes and get hands-on pro bono experience in our Legal Advice Clinics.
"The teaching at ULaw was excellent – I came from a non-law background and found the transition to the GDL quite an adjustment. At times when I doubted my capabilities the teachers were fabulously supportive and inspiring. I remember feeling so amazed and thankful when I started my training contract and realised that all the topics we had learnt at ULaw were absolutely true to working life - I understood what people were talking about and I knew how to draft things."
(Caroline Kenny, ULaw PgDL alumni)
"ULaw has supported me by providing excellent lecturers and tutors who explain concepts extremely well and always ensure we as students understand each module that we are being taught."
(Kelsie Oconnor, ULaw, LLB student)
spotlight onJacqueline Cheltenham - National Programme & Student Affairs Director (BPC)
Our National Programme and Student Affairs Director for the Bar Practice Course (BPC), Jacqueline Cheltenham has an inspiring background in the legal profession. From pupillage to barrister, she brings her wealth of experience from practice to teaching.
The University of Law Business School recognises that our quality of teaching is the biggest reason for students choosing to study with us (Source: Brand insight 2023). We’re focused on your learning experience from the outset, as can be seen by our NSS scores.
Our approach to teaching is student-led. You will be taught in group sizes that promote a supportive learning relationship with your lecturers, in small workshops - essential for student success – with each student able to access their personal tutor.
Our lecturers are engaging academics who combine their passion for business, wealth of industry knowledge and professional business links, to benefit your learning both in and outside of the classroom environment.
Their areas of expertise include strategy, artificial intelligence, leadership, sustainability, management, communication and many more.
spotlight onStuart Ailion - Senior Lecturer
Stuart has held Senior Leadership positions in the mass market retail fashion industry for over 25 years and was a founding director of a research and development technical textile company alongside his business partner. Together, they commercialised an innovative shape change fibre technology with granted patents in seven international jurisdictions. Stuart has a Master's degree in marketing and lectures at our Manchester campus specialising in Business Strategy, Operational Business Development and Marketing Management.
Our criminology and policing academic team include criminologists and former police officers who are dedicated to bringing their industry expertise into the classroom. They bring this essential insight and practical experience to lessons to teach with a focus on real world application ensuring students are well prepared for life after their course. Academics in this subject are actively researching subjects such as the criminal justice system’s response to LGBT+ hate crime, the experiences of Black women in UK prisons, and police power. There are also a range of visiting lecturers which include senior police officers and other criminal justice professionals.
In addition to your subject lecturers, you will also be assigned a personal tutor who is on hand to help guide you through the course.
“I was surprised with the quality of background knowledge offered by the lecturers and they are all really helpful and friendly.”
(Ethan, Professional Policing student at London Bloomsbury)
spotlight onRobert Glassborow - Lecturer (Policing)
Robert left the media industry to enter policing, serving initially as Police Staff in the control room environment, as well as a Special Constable, before becoming a regular officer. Serving with both North Yorkshire Police and latterly the British Transport Police (BTP), Robert has vast experience in response policing and neighbourhood policing. He was one of the initial pro-active officers on the BTP County Lines task force commissioned by the Home Secretary in 2019 dealing with modern day slavery and the safeguarding of vulnerable persons. Qualified with a Certificate of Knowledge in Policing, Diploma in Policing, and passing the NPPF 2 Sergeants exam, Robert left BTP as a Sergeant to join The University of Law on the Professional Policing Degree as a Lecturer.
Did you know that our expert lecturers teach Psychology with a focus on real world application ensuring you are well prepared for life after your course? With varied backgrounds, our lecturers’ specialisms span occupational, cognitive and behavioural, health, and forensic psychology. Our Psychology academic team are dedicated to bringing their industry expertise into the classroom and we know you’ll find them as interesting as we do.
Our psychology academic team have significant professional experience and qualifications and are committed to providing quality, inspiring education to drive your career forward in the field of psychology, and beyond.
You’ll get to know our lecturers’ unique areas of research and expertise in our ‘Psychology at ULaw’ module, from cyberpsychology to forensic psychology, helping you understand the different areas you could explore as a career.
spotlight onDr Elizabeth Abbey - Lecturer
Having lectured in Psychology for over 15 years, Lizzie has a wealth of experience. Fascinated with emotion, memory and the brain, in recent research Lizzie looked at Undergraduate Psychology and investigated the reasons for gender imbalance in this area. Alongside, is her four-legged friend and PAT dog, Labrador JB, who takes part in placements in community establishments and at Universities.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate Lecturers have extensive experience working, teaching and researching in computing and the interface of computer science and other disciplines, with strengths and know-how in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Information Security and Data Privacy.
spotlight onDr Paul Sant - Head of Computer Science
Paul joined the Science School at The University of Law as the Head of Computer Science in October 2022, having spent the previous 17 years at The University of Bedfordshire where he supervised PhD research students. An active researcher, he has over 10 PhD completions in the area of Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and smart systems development. Paul works at the interface of computer science and other disciplines, such as Business and Law, especially in the applications of artificial intelligence to provide efficient and sustainable solutions.