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Stephanie Wright

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Stephanie Wright joined the School of Law in September 2021 as an Assistant Professor in the English Legal System and Legal Skills.

Stephanie completed her LLB Law degree at the University of Manchester in 1998 and post graduate Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in 1999 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Stephanie qualified as a Solicitor, specialising in Employment Law, in 2001 and was an active member of the Pro Bono Committee at Browne Jacobson (Nottingham) including volunteering in the evenings at the Citizens Advice Bureau Employment Law Surgeries.

To further a commitment to promoting access to justice, in 2006 Stephanie set up NTU's Nottingham Law School Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic and supervised students providing legal advice to the local community, and introduced an Employment Tribunal representation service in the role of Supervising Solicitor (Pro Bono), alongside teaching on undergraduate and post graduate programmes. From 2014, in the role of Senior Lecturer Stephanie developed a number of core undergraduate and Clinical Legal Education modules with a focus on developing critical reflection, legal and employability skills. Stephanie led on legal literacy outreach work, as the Streetlaw Co-ordinator, to support widening participation.

Stephanie volunteered as a Local Authority School Governor at Top Valley School & Engineering College (later Top Valley Academy) from 2005-2014, with positions of responsibility including Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of the Pupils, Personnel and Planning Sub Committee; Member of Strategy Group and Pupil and Staff Discipline Committees, adjudicating on a number of staff and student disciplinary matters.

Teaching Summary

Stephanie is part of the Law School's Legal Skills Team and teaches on the Undergraduate Employment Law and Introduction to Law and Legal Theory modules.

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