USW academic is named Law Lecturer of the Year

Ben Jones - law lecturer

An academic from the University of South Wales (USW) has won the national title of Law Lecturer of the Year.

Benjamin Jones, who lectures in Law, was named the winner at the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards, held last night (Thursday 19 May) in London.

The annual awards recognise excellence in legal training, honouring law firms and individuals who offer students and trainees the best possible start to their legal careers.

Ben was one of just seven lecturers from across the UK to be shortlisted for the award, which was based entirely on student votes.

Originally from the West Midlands, he worked as a Commercial Property and Corporate lawyer for 10 years before moving to Cardiff in 2013 to begin his teaching career at USW.

He now lectures on the LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and LPC (Legal Practice Course) as well as the Masters in Law, teaching in the areas of equity and trusts, land law, business law and practice, taxation and commercial property.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have won this award,” said Ben, who is the first academic from USW to have scooped the Lecturer of the Year title.

“The fact that it was voted for by students makes it even more important to me. I have a real passion for fostering knowledge and understanding in others, and enjoy  the challenge of teaching subjects which are traditionally considered non intuitive or difficult, inspiring students to achieve their best.”

Professor Andrew Rogers, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Society at USW, said: “On behalf of the Faculty and the wider University, I would like to congratulate Ben on this fantastic achievement. To be recognised nationally in this way is a clear sign that his passion for Law shines through and inspirational teaching style is held in great regard by his students.”

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