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The Legal Academic's Handbook

Edited by: Chris Ashford, Jessica Guth

ISBN13: 9781137434289
Published: March 2016
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £36.99

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How do you become a legal academic? What skills and experience are necessary to progress your career? In which ways could you enrich your job?

With contributions from more than 60 established academics, this handbook offers essential guidance on starting, pursuing, managing and advancing a career in legal academia. Whether you are looking for ways to overcome challenges or to seek out new opportunities, this book provides practical advice through relevant research, personal experience, and anecdotal evidence.

Four fictional academics who want to pursue different career paths in different academic institutions are introduced at the start of the book. Each chapter then delves into a specific topic from the perspective of one of these academics, including: making the transition from legal practice, investigating gender issues, gaining recognition for teaching, building a research profile, and organising a specialist conference.

Legal Skills and Method
1. From Legal Practice to Academia
Karen Jones
University of South Wales, UK 2. Lectures
Anthony Bradney
Keele University, UK 3. Marking
Becky Huxley-Binns
University of Law, UK 4. Gender Issues in Teaching and Learning - difficult situations with students
Rachel Fenton
University of the West of England, UK 5. Research and Scholarship
Richard Mullender
Newcastle University, UK 6. Designing Research
Matthew Weait
Birkbeck, University of London, UK 7. Reference Writing
Gary Watt
University of Warwick, UK 8. PhD by Publication
Tim Connor
formerly of University of Bradford, UK 9. Work-Life Balance
Richard Collier
Newcastle University, UK 10. Wellbeing
Richard Collier
Newcastle University, UK 11. Managing Maternity, Paternity and Parental leave
Helen Stalford
University of Liverpool, UK 12. From Module Leadership to Course Leadership
Donna Whitehead
University of South Wales, UK 13. QAA and Validation
Graeme Broadbent
Kingston University, UK 14. Navigating University Management Committees and the Meeting Structures
Annabelle James
Teeside University, UK 15. Undertaking Peer Review
Nigel Duncan
City University London, UK 16. Open Access Publishing
Laura J. Wilkinson
University of Sunderland, UK 17. Taking on a Management Role (at another Institution)
Mark O'Brien
Oxford Brookes University, UK 18. Gender Issues in HE Management
Rosemary Auchmuty
University of Reading, UK 19. Performance Review
Chris Gale
GSM London, UK 20. Being a Private University
Chris Maguire
BPP University, UK 21. Academic Dress
Jessica Guth
University of Bradford, UK 22. The Standardised Client and Clinic
Rory O'Boyle
Law Society of Ireland 23. Developing Clinic
Victoria Murray
Northumbria University, UK 24. Further Developing Street Law
Sarah Morse and Paul McKeown
Northumbria University, UK 25. Writing for a Professional Audience
John Hodgson
Nottingham Trent University, UK 26. Simulation and Legal Education
Karen Barton
University of Hertfordshire, UK 27. Large Group Teaching
Karen Devine
University of Kent, UK 28. Designing Out Plagiarism
Alison Bone
University of Brighton, UK 29. Student Feedback
Vera Bermingham
Kingston University, UK 30. Problem-Based Learning
Ben Fitzpatrick
University of Derby, UK 31. Reflection in Teaching, Learning and Practice
Richard Grimes
University of York, UK 32. Organising a Specialist Conference
Ben Livings
University of New England, Australia 33. Embedding Employability Skills (or helping graduates get jobs)
Ben Middleton
University of Sunderland, UK 34. Teaching Distance Learning Students
Robert Hiscocks
BPP University, UK 35. Supporting Student Law Societies and Extra-curricular activities and students
Ed Mowlam
University of Bradford, UK 36. External Engagement - Enterprise
Christopher J. Newman
University of Sunderland, UK 37. External Examiners
Chris Gale
GSM London, UK 38. Facilitating Small Group Discussions
Francis King
University of Essex, UK 39. Innovation and the Use of Film in Legal Education
Hugo de Rijke
Plymouth University, UK 40. Approaches to Law (Socio-Legal, Black Letter etc)
Kevin J. Brown
Queen's University Belfast, UK 41. Teaching and Assessment can be Inclusive too
Jackie Lane
University of Huddersfield, UK 42. Using Animations with Students
Carol Withey
University of Greenwich, UK 43. Developing Students' Legal Writing Skills
Lisa Webley
University of Westminster, UK 44. Working with the Library
Emily Allbon
City University London, UK 45. Engaging with Schools and Prospective Students
Jessica Guth
University of Bradford, UK 46. Building a Research Profile
Rosemary Hunter
Queen Mary University of London, UK 47. Post Graduate Certificates in Higher Education
Jessica Guth
University of Bradford, UK 48. The EdD Experience
Elizabeth Mytton
Southampton Solent University, UK 49. Social Media, Blogging and Tweeting
Paul Bernal
University of East Anglia, UK 50. Gaining Recognition For Teaching
Michael Bromby
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK 51. Legal Education Research
Fiona Cownie
Keele University, UK 52. Despite my Job or because of my Job: Impact and Research
Jane Ching
Nottingham Trent University, UK 53. Looking for an academic job? Wanting to develop your academic career?
Jon Reast
University of Bradford, UK 54. Applying for a move to a Research Intensive HEI
Jonathan Doak
Durham University, UK 55. Applying for Lectureship with PhD/Research Experience
Liz Oliver
University of Leeds, UK 56. Teaching from other people's materials
Michael Jefferson
University of Sheffield, UK 57. Devising New Modules
David McArdle
University of Stirling, UK 58. Challenges of International Students
Deveral Capps
Leeds Beckett University, UK 59. Applying for Research Funding
Sally Wheeler
Queen's University, Belfast, UK 60. Presenting at Conferences
Fiona Cownie
Keele University, UK 61. Preparing Journal Articles for submission
Philip A. Thomas
Cardiff University, UK 62. Book Proposals
Dave Cowan
University of Bristol, UK 63. Managing Research and Research Teams
Fiona de Londras
University of Birmingham, UK 64. Battling the Exclusive Research Culture
Chloe J. Wallace
University of Leeds, UK 65. Promotions in Higher Education
Jessica Guth
University of Bradford, UK 66. Editing Special Issues
Chris Ashford
Northumbria University, UK 67. Editorial Boards/Being an Editor
Chris Ashford
Northumbria University, UK 68. PhD supervision
Sally Wheeler
Queen's University, Belfast, UK 69. The Law Subject Associations
Becky Huxley-Binns
University of Law, UK 70. Dealing with the Media
Paul Bernal
University of East Anglia, UK 71. Readerships/Professorships - How to Get There
Philip N.S. Rumney
University of the West of England, UK