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Tina McKevitt

Position: University Teacher
Email Address: T.McKevitt@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6794
Feedback and Consultation Availability: You can book an appointment online to see me


Academic Profile

After qualifying as a solicitor with an east London legal aid firm (Alexander Johnson) I spent four years working mainly in family and criminal litigation in London and Sheffield (Glass, Bagshawe, Miller & Co). Since moving to Sheffield I’ve held posts as a lecturer in law at the University of Manchester, a Regional Solicitor for the National Union of Teachers and a Principal Legal Officer at the former Equal Opportunities Commission (now part of the Equality and Human Rights Commission).

I combine my part-time teaching at Sheffield University with my work as a freelance writer on employment and discrimination law. I am the updating author for the equal opportunities and human rights sections of an online human resources journal, to which I also contribute regular case notes.

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) 2:1: University of Sheffield
  • Solicitors Finals: College of Law, Chester

Teaching and Learning

I try to make learning interesting, enjoyable and relevant to life outside the university. If students are truly engaged with a subject, they are more likely to achieve their full potential and to see the law not just as an academic subject but as a practical tool to be used creatively.

The modules I teach are:

Legal Practice Undergraduate
Business Law and Practice Employment Law
Employment Law (Convenor)
Practical Legal Research
Taxation