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Academic to lead new global law network

Education network OneHE has named Leeds Beckett University’s Dr Jessica Guth as the convenor of its Global Subject Centre for Law.

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Dr Guth, a Reader at Leeds Law School, focuses her research on legal education including pedagogy and current legal education and training reform.

She is the Chair of the Association of Law Teachers and the Deputy Editor of the Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education.

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Dr Guth (pictured), said: “I am really excited to have the opportunity to bring legal educators from across the globe together to showcase ideas and approaches, learn new things and share our passion for learning and teaching. I think the Global Subject Centre is a great way to achieve that.”

As a convenor, Dr Guth will lead discussion and debate in the Global Subject Centre for Law - among the first of a total of 30 planned Global Subject Centres.

Deveral Capps, Dean of Leeds Law School, said: “Dr Guth’s appointment as convenor presents great opportunities for both her and Leeds Law School.

“She has vast legal experience, particularly in legal education, and I’m sure she will help make the new centre a great success.”

The appointment is initially for one year, during which Dr Guth will eligible to apply for funding through the OneHE Foundation.

OneHE Managing Director Dr Mark Jones said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work further with the appointed convenors.

“We have every confidence that their enthusiasm together with their passion for learning and teaching in their subjects will mean that the Global Subject Centres will drive inclusive, innovative practice in and across the disciplines.”

OneHE is a membership platform that helps educators with a shared passion for learning and teaching to connect, collaborate and innovate.

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