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Nick Kirkland


Nick Kirkland
Contact Details
Nick Kirkland

Senior Lecturer

Leeds Law School

0113 81 26411 N.Kirkland@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Nick Kirkland

A practical lawyer with a keen interest in all aspects of criminal and civil litigation, legal skills and assessment, learning and teaching. Nick is a Senior Lecturer with a professional background in criminal and civil litigation. He is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising) and has worked for the Crown Prosecution Service as well as in private practice with firms throughout Yorkshire. His subject related interests include criminal law and litigation, evidence and terrorism.

Nick takes a keen interest in all aspects of assessment, learning and teaching and has won awards for his module design and development. Nick has recently proposed and implemented research-led developments to our assessment processes and is currently researching how module design, delivery and assessment can help develop critical thinking. He teaches professional and vocational subjects to postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Prior to joining Leeds Beckett, Nick was a practising solicitor working in the field of litigation. Nick was a Crown Prosecutor working for the Crown Prosecution Service and also worked in private practice for medium tier firms in the York and Leeds area.

Current Teaching

Currently teaching:

  • English Legal Systems
  • Criminal Law
  • Applied Criminal Law
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Previously taught:

  • Criminal Litigation
  • Advocacy
  • Solicitors Accounts
  • Practical Legal Research
  • Law and Legal Skills 1 and 2
  • Mooting
  • Law and Society
  • Career Development

Research Interests

Nick’s current areas of research are in the area of Assessment, Learning and Teaching, Criminal law, Evidence and Terrorism.

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