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Amanda Fancourt

Senior Lecturer, Legal Practice Course

The City Law School, Professional Programmes

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Amanda joined The City Law School in March 2008 as a senior lecturer and was Programme Director for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) from September 2009 to December 2012. She is now Senior Personal Tutor for City Law School. Her teaching includes Business Law and Practice, Solicitors Accounts, Drafting, Equity Finance, and on the LLB, English Legal System. She achieved a Masters in Academic Practice with Distinction in 2018.

Immediately prior to joining City Law School, Amanda was vocational education developer at the UK Centre for Legal Education (UKCLE), University of Warwick, where she explored employability and enterprise in legal education, and organised a number of conferences that brought together leading law teachers from around the world. She was also responsible for monitoring and responding to the SRA's review of the LPC. Amanda has spoken at a number of national and international legal education conferences on topics such as professional conduct and legal skills and training, and has published a number of articles on legal education and training, including, with Professor Julian Webb, 'The Law Society's training framework review: On the straight and narrow or the long and winding road?' (2004, The Law Teacher, Vol 38, Issue 3).

Amanda qualified and practised as a solicitor at Freshfields in the Corporate department before joining the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (OXILP) in 1994 where she taught on the LPC for 11 years.

In 2002 to 2003, while on secondment to the UKCLE from OXILP, she carried out research into whether the LPC adequately prepares students for practice, interviewing both trainees and training partners at a range of solicitors' firms. A report on this project was published in 2004.

Amanda has been heavily involved in course development throughout her career as an LPC tutor, and has closely monitored the development of the SQE, having drafted responses to consultations on the process.

She has been an LPC external examiner at BPP and the University of the West of England, and is currently an external for Nottingham Trent University. She is member of the Association of Law Teachers, and is a past Chair and Honorary Secretary.