Jennifer in the running to be law teacher of the year

23rd February 2016

A young law and criminology lecturer has been shortlisted for a prestigious law award less than two years after starting work at Sheffield Hallam.

Jennifer Sloan, who has also picked up an inspirational teaching award for her work in the department of law and criminology at Sheffield Hallam, is now in the running to be 2016 Law Teacher Of The Year. Jennifer, aged 30, is a senior lecturer and does research on prisons, gender, sexual violence and justice. She is co-editor of the Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnography (2015), and is working on a piece about the prison experiences of young adult males. The 2016 Law Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Oxford University Press, moves into its second stage as the six outstanding law teachers shortlisted for the national prize are announced. Jennifer said: "I am astounded and honoured to have reached this stage of the competition. I really love teaching and trying to engage and excite students about the issues and topics that I am so passionate about. "I love having the opportunity to try to make a positive impact and so to be recognised in this way is very special indeed. This year's finalists are: Jennifer Sloan, Sheffield Hallam University Jo Boylan-Kemp, Nottingham Trent University Steve Evans, University of Leicester Lucinda Ferguson, University of Oxford Yvonne McDermott Rees, Bangor University Lisa Webley, University of Westminster The six shortlisted candidates selected from this pool of teaching talent now begin a second stage of the rigorous judging process: campus visits. Each of the finalists is observed teaching, and interviews are held with students, colleagues and heads of departments, as well as the candidates themselves to build up a well-rounded picture of each candidate as a teacher. The winner will be announced at a one-day conference celebrating excellence in law teaching to be held in Oxford in the summer. Further details about this event will be released shortly.

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