Nottingham Law School appoints Jenny Chapman Executive Dean

Nottingham Law School appoints Jenny Chapman Executive Dean

 April 30, 2020

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Nottingham Law School (NLS), part of Nottingham Trent University, has appointed Jenny Chapman as its new Executive Dean.

Jenny joined NLS as a Senior Lecturer in 1993 following a period in practice and has held a variety of roles within the school since that time. She was previously Deputy Dean since 2012 and has also served as the Acting Dean on two occasions.

An instrumental member of staff 

During her time at NLS, Jenny has been instrumental in the launch and success of its Legal Advice Centre, an award-winning teaching law firm which was the first centre of its kind to become an Alternative Business Structure (ABS). In recent years, students working in the centre have recovered more than £4 million in compensation for its clients.

“We are currently in unprecedented times and there are major changes ahead for both legal education and the legal industry. I am proud of the innovative way we teach, research and work with partners here at NLS and I am excited to lead us into the next stage of our growth and success," said Jenny.

Professor Cillian Ryan, Pro-Vice Chancellor International and Head of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University, added: “We have been impressed by Jenny’s professional expertise, effective leadership and calm assurance in each of her roles to date and are delighted that she has agreed to take on the role of Dean.”

Leading a major provider of legal education

NLS is one of the UK’s leading providers of academic and professional legal education. It has a reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship and in the design and delivery of innovative courses.

Programmes include a Higher Rights of Audience summer school, Barristers Training Course, and LLM Barristers Training Course. NLS has also redesigned its undergraduate and postgraduate courses to prepare students for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.

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