Staff Profile: Lynn Ellison

Lynn EllisonFaculty

Faculty of Social Sciences

School

University of Wolverhampton Law School

Role

Year tutor, Level 5, LL.B (Hons)

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 323511

Email: L.ellison@wlv.ac.uk

Address:            

University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
MH Building
City Campus North
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY

Biography

I joined the University after a career involving banking, civil service and running my own entertainments business. I have taught a wide variety of subjects in the Law School, including Tort, Criminal Law, Equity and Trusts, Law of the European Union, Land Law, Public Law, Legal Skills and The English Legal System. I also taught on the international programme in Mauritius and have written extensive distance learning materials on employment law for CPD courses.

During my time here I have been nominated for teaching excellence awards by the student body, including a national award.

I have been involved in reviewing new textbooks and online resources, including reviewing the University of Warwick International Law Foundation Programme. I was part of the External Stakeholder Advisory Group reviewing the BTEC Nationals in Applied Law.

I was the course leader of the LL.M Masters in Law programme for two years before becoming the course leader of the LL.B (Hons) degree, a position which I held from 2012 to 2016, along with various University Committee memberships.

I am currently involved in pedagogic research, undertaking the level 5 year tutor role on the LL.B(Hons) course and teaching Criminal Law, Advanced Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights and Constitutional Law.

Areas of expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Human Rights
  • Academic Skills
  • English Legal System

Academic qualifications

  • LL.M
  • P.G. Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • LL.B.(Hons)

Teaching interests

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law

Professional body membership and roles

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research interests

I am interested in both Criminal law theory and Pedagogic research.

Previous research has included proposals for reforming the grievous bodily harm rule in murder.
Current research involves investigation into improving scores on ‘the teaching on my course’ section of the National Student Survey as part of the Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Excellence Initiative projects (VCSEI)

Selected publications

‘Rough Justice: The GBH Rule in Murder’ in Voices, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2011, edited by Kathryn Vincent and Juan Fernando Botero-Garcia.