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An 'inspiration' nominated for Law Teacher of the Year

Release Date 18 September 2009

The University of Reading is delighted to announce that Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans from the University's School of Law has, for the second year running, been nominated for the prestigious Law Teacher of the Year Award.

The award is the only national award to promote the importance of good law teachers and recognize the importance they play in the education of tomorrow's lawyers.

Professor Christopher J. Hilson, Head of the University of Reading's School of Law, said: "The Law School is delighted that Martha-Marie has been nominated for the Law Teacher of the Year Award. She is an inspirational teacher who has always been at the cutting-edge of the use of ICT in enhancing teaching and learning. Her nomination underscores the fact that students coming to Reading can expect to benefit from excellent teachers and innovative course design."

The six shortlisted candidates will now submit to the next stage of the competition. A rigorous judging process involving campus visits to observe and film the candidates' teaching methods now begins; the judges will also conduct interviews with colleagues, students, heads of department as well as the teacher in order to build up a body of evidence.

The winner of the £3,000 top prize will be announced at the UKCLE's Learning in Law Annual Conference held in January 2010. The national award is sponsored by Oxford University Press.

ENDS

For all University of Reading media enquiries please contact Alex Brannen, Media Relations Manager tel 0118 378 7338

Notes for Editors:

A high res image of Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans is available.

The School of Law at the University of Reading is one of the United Kingdom's leading law schools. It has an excellent reputation for teaching which draws its strength from its position as an internationally renowned centre of excellence in research. The high standing as a School has been confirmed by a succession of recent official appraisals and student surveys. The School was ranked joint 11th for research among sixty seven UK law schools in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and is consistently highly rated in terms of student satisfaction by National Student Surveys.






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