Top award for law lecturer at University of Sheffield

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A law lecturer from the University of Sheffield has been honoured with the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education.

Claire McGourlay, Professor of Legal Education at the University’s School of Law, is one of 55 academics from across the UK to be chosen by the Higher Education Academy to receive a National Teaching Fellowship.

More than 180 academics were nominated for the highly acclaimed fellowship by higher education institutions across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Successful nominees were backed by their institutions for their individual excellence, raising the profile of excellence and developing excellence.

Professor McGourlay joined the University of Sheffield’s School of Law in 2002 after completing her PhD in Sheffield.

She will be presented with the award at Liverpool Cathedral in October.