Freelance Law Tutor

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Teaching - Law Tutor


Freelance Law Tutor

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London, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester


We have opportunities for freelance tutors to teach on our Law School programmes (Bar Training course, Post Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice course.



A BPP freelance tutor has the following core areas of responsibility:



  • Teaching on a range of law school programmes and subjects as required
  • Marking summative and formative assessment materials
  • Contributing to curriculum development work, including scholarship and innovation, planning and evaluation as required
  • Providing pastoral support and guidance of students on relevant programmes and modules as required
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance with BPP systems and processes


Through this, you will work with and support the faculty in delivering excellence in teaching, materials and pastoral support within a compliant regulatory framework.

Job Background

BPP University Law School has a reputation for excellence in professional education built on proven ability to offer students the skills they need to succeed in a legal career.  Working with over 150 law firms and with many chambers, BPP prides itself on being at the cutting edge of professional legal education giving students core skills and a competitive advantage to ensure success.


BPP offers a range of post graduate programmes.  The Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Bar Training Course, Legal Practice Course (and from July 2021 the Solicitors Training Course) and Legal Apprenticeships.  The programmes are designed for those students who aspire to be future solicitors or barrister.  The programmes form part of the BPP University Law School suite of programmes offered.  


The freelance tutors will teach and be assigned to one or more programmes as the need and areas of expertise requires.

Key Responsibilities:

Duties will include but are not limited to:

• Teaching on one or more law school programme either face to face or online
• Keeping abreast of new developments in relevant areas of law and practice and be a subject matter expert
• Keeping abreast of relevant pedagogic methodologies, including undertaking training and development as required
• Attending practice area and module team meetings or liaising with other tutors as required to ensure uniform delivery of modules in order to ensure successful progression of students between and within programmes and modules
• Preparing for teaching and teaching in small and/or larger groups as required
• Striving to obtain the highest level of teaching feedback from students
• Assisting with the smooth running of assessments as required
• Mark formative and summative assessments and giving feedback in accordance with BPP policies
• Contributing to curriculum development work, including innovation, planning and evaluation including those relating to specific modules and courses as required
• Attending any relevant training in relation to law and practice, course design and innovation as required
• Providing appropriate academic and pastoral support and guidance to students throughout their academic studies, and ensure students are directed to appropriate BPP operational services when necessary

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Candidate Criteria


• Qualified solicitor or barrister (with practice experience)
• A relevant degree and either higher degree or equivalent professional qualification/experience in areas covered by the Law School
• Subject/practice area knowledge
• Practitioner experience relevant to a practice area
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work autonomously and flexibly
• The ability to effectively plan, organise and prioritise workload
• The ability to work well in a team and be collaborative
• Able to develop rapport, build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and students
• Excellent computer/IT skills
• Self-motivated
• A commitment to vocationally-orientated legal education


• A teaching qualification relevant to the discipline
• Fellowship of the HEA

Development Opportunities

The role of a Law School freelance tutors will develop your skills as a professional educator. Bespoke training is offered covering areas such as classroom techniques, marking assessments, teaching face to face or online using BPP systems and processes as agreed from time to time.

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