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Simon Price

Senior Lecturer in Innovation & Employability

Lancashire Law School

Harris Building, HB226

+44 (0) 1772 89 3061

sprice9@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Law

Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation & Employability. Prior to joining the law school, Simon was an experienced commercial litigation solicitor, working for global law firms DLA Piper and DWF. He is also a high performance executive coach and this and his professional experience informs his approach to teaching and learning. A strong advocate of encouraging social mobility within the legal profession, Simon has won many national awards for his work with first generation law students.

 

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Simon is the law school lead on many employability and innovation projects and is the main point of contact for employers, helping build strong and sustainable local, national and international links.

Simon’s research interests centre on the legal profession and follow 4 interdependent themes:

  • Access to the legal profession – exploring ways in which law schools and law firms can collaborate to improve access to the legal profession for underrepresented groups.
  • Well-being & Mindfulness – changing the conversation about well-being and mindfulness in the legal profession from nice to have initiatives to essential workplace practices.
  • Coaching & Mentoring – exploring the opportunities coaching, in particular self-coaching and mentoring can offer to law students and professionals.
  • Professionalism and identity  - examining the concepts of professionalism and identity as applied to legal professionals and law students.

He is also passionate about the role that responsible businesses can play in building sustainable communities and in particular the important role law firms can play in not only improving access to justice, but in working closely with local communities. Whilst a solicitor, he was seconded to the leading social impact charity Business in the Community, working with businesses and communities in Toxteth & Wavertree to create sustainable growth.

 

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Undergraduate:

  • Lawyer Skills
  • Legal Research & Reasoning
  • Interviewing & Employability
  • Judicial Process
  • Sports Law

Postgraduate:

  • Legal Practice Course
  • Litigation

Membership of professional and learned bodies

Solicitor of Supreme Court

Member of the Law Society of England & Wales

Member of Association of Law Teachers

Projects

National Sports Law Negotiation Competition 2017 at Wembley – Panel Judge

Conferences

Association of Law Teachers Conference 2018

Do it. But don’t get caught? Exploring Social Media and Professionalism of Law Students – Joint paper with Dr Kartina Choong

How to build a bridge. Exploring career mentoring & social capital in career transition.