School of Law

Leeds Associate Professor shortlisted for Law Teacher of the year

19 February 2018 | Rebecca Stephenson

Lydia Bleasdale, Associate Professor at the School of Law has been shortlisted for ‘OUP Law Teacher of the Year 2018', sponsored by Oxford University Press.

The prestigious award recognises the vital role teachers play in educating the next generation of lawyers as well as rewarding outstanding achievement in teaching.

Speaking about the shortlisting process judge Tom Young commented: “Arriving at the shortlist was far from easy, given the uniformly high standard of this year’s nominations. There were several excellent candidates who missed out by the narrowest of margins, and who are clearly wonderful teachers and hugely valued by their students and colleagues.”

Lydia will now be part of a vigorous judging process with the winner being announced at the Celebrating Excellence in Law Teaching conference, which will take place on Wednesday 20 June at the University of Liverpool.

Commenting on being shortlisted, Lydia said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. Thanks go to those who nominated me, and to all of my students and colleagues for the vibrant community they contribute to here at Leeds. I enjoy my teaching and community engagement work so much, which is in large part down to the people I am lucky enough to work with.”

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