Law Tutor

Job Description

We are seeking a Law Tutor to work on a part time or full time basis to teach Civil litigation and/or Business law

A Law School tutor has the following core areas of responsibility:

  • Teaching on a range of law school programmes and subjects as required
  • Creating and marking assessment materials
  • Contributing to curriculum development work, including scholarship and innovation, planning and evaluation and updating programme materials
  • Providing pastoral support and guidance of students and/or skills development coaching on relevant programmes and modules
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance with BPP systems and processes
  • Contributing to internal and external BPP marketing, business development, outreach and employability activities.

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

The Solicitors Regulatory Authority is introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and the Bar Standards Boards is proposing changes to the Bar Professional Training Course. BPP considers that it is essential that, subject to any regulatory constraints, tutors are able to teach on any programme which BPP offers in the future.

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching on a range of law school programmes and subjects

  • Keep abreast of new developments in relevant areas of law and practice and be a subject matter expert
  • Keep abreast of relevant pedagogic methodologies, including undertaking training and development
  • Attend regular practice area and module team meetings to ensure uniform delivery of modules in order to ensure successful progression of students between and within programmes and modules
  • Prepare for teaching and teach in-classroom and online for specific programmes
  • Strive to obtain the highest level of teaching feedback from students
  • Work towards attainment of the level 7 PGCPHE or Fellowship of the HEA in accordance with BPP’s learning and teaching strategy from time to time

Creating and marking assessment materials

  • Draft relevant formative and summative assessment materials
  • Assist with the smooth running of assessments
  • Mark formative and summative assessments and giving feedback in accordance with BPP policies
  • Attend exam boards as required

Contributing to curriculum development work, including scholarship and innovation, planning and evaluation and updating programme materials

  • Keep up to date with developments in law and practice
  • Undertake appropriate scholarship activities that contribute to the discipline of professional legal education

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
  • Able to conduct ‘difficult’ conversations
  • Excellent computer/IT skills
  • Self-motivated
  • A commitment to vocationally-orientated legal education
  • A willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ for the student in terms of their academic journey at BPP University Law School
  • A willingness to be involved in activities outside the classroom


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

Development Opportunities

The role of a Law School tutor will develop your skills as a professional educator. Training will be offered covering areas such as classroom techniques, marking assessments, developing teaching and assessment materials, university regulations, employability, IT and innovation, BPP systems and processes as required and agreed from time to time. You will be introduced to all the BPP law programmes and the wider BPP organisation.

You will be given the opportunity to acquire a level 7 teaching qualification, the PGCPHE, which you will hold alongside any other professional qualifications you may already have. In addition tutors are offered a wide range of learning and development opportunities such as technical, skills-related, personal management and development and coaching and mentoring, as well as subject specific training relevant to your role. You will have regular appraisals with your line manager at which development opportunities will be discussed.

Tutors are also able to develop in a variety of ways, including the design and development of classroom and online, existing and new modules.

Full Job Description

BPP University – Law School Tutor Job Description Feb 2020.pdf