Kate Campbell-Pilling - Law Teacher of the Year 2024

We are excited to announce that Kate Campbell-Pilling is the winner of the Law Teacher of the Year 2024 award.

Kate smiling holding the trophy for the Law Teacher of the Year

Kate, who teaches in the School of Law at the University of Sheffield, was nominated for the award by colleague and Head of School, Professor Richard Kirkham. The nomination spoke about her aim to “facilitate student learning and self-reflection, providing clear statements of aims and objectives at the start and end of every teaching session. … Drawing upon her experiences as a practising solicitor, Kate brings practical examples to topics, enabling students to gain a deeper, more personal understanding, and demonstrate critical application.”

After a rigorous selection process involving an in-depth interview by the panel of judges, who then conducted discussions with some of Kate’s students; observation of one of her lectures; and finally a presentation at the Oxford University Press’ Celebrating Excellence in Law Teaching conference; Kate was announced as the Law Teacher of the Year 2024.

On hearing she was the recipient of the award, Kate said, “It's an absolute honour to be recognised for something that I love doing and am so passionate about. It was an incredibly special day in my career. I am hugely grateful to everyone who supported and encouraged me in the Law School and to the judges and the team at OUP.”

Oxford University Press has been involved with Law Teacher of the Year since 2008. The Law Teacher of the Year award remains the only national award to recognise and reward all-round law teaching excellence with a remit to identify extraordinary teachers who are passionate about what they do, who add that extra special something to their teaching, and who inspire those they work with and teach.

Many congratulations to Kate on this award, due recognition for the care she invests in teaching and supporting her students.