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Christopher Sargeant

Assistant Professor in Property Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Christopher is an Assistant Professor in Property Law at the University of Nottingham. He has teaching responsibilities in Land Law and Trusts Law, is the Coach of the University team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and is studying for a PGCHE to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (he is currently an Associate Fellow).

Christopher is also currently finalising a PhD at the University of Cambridge concerning how to best assess the effectiveness of a complex accountability regime via an analysis of that regime which holds prison staff to account after a death in prison custody in England and Wales. He is supervised by Professor Mark Elliott and Nicola Padfield and is supported by a scholarship from the AHRC.

Prior to his PhD, Christopher achieved a first class LLM from the University of Cambridge and won the Hugh Bevan Prize for gaining the highest mark on the course that year at Wolfson College. He also finished second in the world in the International Air and Space Moot Court Competition 2012.

Christopher has also completed an LLB in Law with Australian Law from the University of Nottingham (with an exchange year at the University of Queensland). He achieved an upper second class grade in English law with a distinction (first class) in Australian law. He gained academic commendations in 2009 and 2010, Prizes in Constitutional Law in 2009 and in Evidence in 2011 and was the President of the University Bar Society in 2011 when it was rated the best of its kind by the Bar Council.

Finally, Christopher has previously completed a short course in International Human Rights Law at Florida State University (via an IBA scholarship), the Teaching Associates Programme run by the University of Cambridge and the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector course (PtLLs).

Teaching Summary

Christopher is an Assistant Professor in Property Law. He has teaching responsibilities in Land Law and Trusts Law and is the Coach of the University Jessup Moot Court team. He has previously taught… read more

Christopher is an Assistant Professor in Property Law. He has teaching responsibilities in Land Law and Trusts Law and is the Coach of the University Jessup Moot Court team. He has previously taught Criminal Law at the University of Cambridge and has also personally designed, taught and assessed a 10 day Summer School covering 10 different legal topics (including fields such as Constitutional Law, Tort Law, EU Law and Human Rights Law) for groups of sixth form students from around the world who are considering studying Law at University.

In order to ensure that his teaching activities are of the highest possible standard, Christopher is currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) so as to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (he is currently an Associate Fellow) and has previously completed the Teaching Associates Programme run by the University of Cambridge and the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector course (PtLLs), achieving Level 4 (QCF) standard.

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