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Paula Hatton

Position: Senior University Teacher
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Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6802
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Academic Profile

I qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and specialised in general and personal injury litigation before moving to the University of Sheffield in 1997. I teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including the Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law.


  • LLB (Hons): University of Sheffield
  • Solicitors Finals: College of Law, Chester
  • Diploma in Personal Injury Litigation: Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning for University Lecturers: University of Sheffield

Teaching and Learning

I teach on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), on the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) course and I also teach Undergraduate Torts Law (UG). I try to ensure students gain a firmer understanding and enjoyment of the subject by, where appropriate, putting their area of study into a practical context.

I am also a Personal and Academic Tutor and Disability Liaision Officer for Postgraduate programmes.

The modules I teach are:

Legal Practice Postgraduate Undergraduate
Litigation and Advocacy (Convenor) Torts Law - GDL (Convenor) Pro Bono Module
Personal Injury Litigation (Convenor)
Solicitors' Accounts
Professional Conduct
Writing Skills
Practical Legal Research
Interviewing and Advising

Professional Activities and Recognition

  • Member of the Law Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy