Westminster prof named ‘Law Teacher of the Year 2016’

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By Thomas Connelly on

Lisa Webley scoops coveted prize, seeing off competition from the likes of Oxford, Leicester and Nottingham Trent


A University of Westminster professor of law has been crowned ‘Law Teacher of the Year 2016’.

Prof Lisa Webley — who has more letters after her name than Legal Cheek has had hot dinners — was shortlisted for the Oxford University Press sponsored award back in February.

Appearing alongside some big names in legal academia, Webley saw off competition from Nottingham Trent University’s Jo Boylan-Kemp, Leicester’s Steve Evans, Oxford University’s Lucinda Ferguson, Bangor’s Yvonne McDermott and Sheffield Hallam’s Jennifer Sloan.

Having observed Webley in action and questioned a number of her students, the judges were particularly impressed by the way the top tutor blended practical skills education with her teaching.

Describing her approach to legal education as “playful” and “creative” Webley said:

I aim to maximize opportunities for learners to make linkages that assist them over thresholds of understanding, taking into account different learning styles.

Crowned the 2016 winner, Webley follows on from UCL’s Jane Holder who scooped the coveted prize last year.