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Laura Hughes

Principal Lecturer
School of Justice

Laura teaches across a range of undegraduate and postgraduate courses and modules. She also supervises dissertations at all levels on a range of topics. She has a particular interest in Property Law and Immigration Law. She is a qualified solicitor and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Laura is a principal lecturer within the School of Law and Social Science. As such she sits on the School Management Team and helps to shape policies for the continued success of the School. She is very comitted to the development of staff withih her team and actively encourages and faciltitates them to reach their full potential. She also teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and has a 'hands on' approach to leadership within the School.

Laura was a qualified solicitor working in private practice in the fields of property and immigration law before coming to the University of Central Lancashire. Whilst at Uclan Laura has taught across many modules and held various course leaderships and other roles of responsibility. She has been an external examiner to two of the largest private university providers of legal education. She has been instrumental in developing a new award wining on-line programme and had advised others in Uclan on developing online provision.

  • LLB University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1987
  • Law Society Finals 1992
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court 1994
  • CMC Accredited Mediator 2016
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2018
  • Vice Chancellor'sAward for Superlative Student Experience 2011
  • Property Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Leadership
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy