Legal Education: Theory and Practice (Spr) (M5010B)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module gives you a taster of a career teaching law as opposed to practising law.

We will engage in reflexive and theoretical explorations of contemporary issues in legal education and active based approaches to teaching law.

Drawing on teaching literature, you will design and deliver a lesson plan and offer suggestions for reform for legal education/higher education as part of the ‘Policy Lab’.

The module provides you with an opportunity to enhance and your transferable skills including:

  • communication
  • presentation
  • teaching delivery
  • critical thinking
  • reflexive practice and evaluative judgement.

The module adopts a critical, but active, approach.


100%: Seminar


100%: Practical (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: