Director of the Student Experience (Teaching Fellow)
(Currently on Maternity Leave)

BA Law, PG Cert. U.T., FHEA

  • Tel: +44 (0)131 651 4308
  • Email: Lindsay.Jack@ed.ac.uk
  • Office hours for current students:
    Wednesday, 12pm - 1pm

Biography

The Director of the Student Experience (DSE) is responsible for reviewing and enhancing the student journey into and through the LLB, in relation to employability, study skills and more.  DSE also works on issues affecting the undergraduate community within the School.

Having worked in both admissions (The University of Edinburgh) and widening participation (Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools - LEAPS) Lindsay has a background in access to, transition into, and progression through university.

As Education Manager for The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet (The WS Society) from 2004 - 2007, Lindsay's interest in legal education grew. That post also gave her insight into the world of legal practice, the routes into the profession and the relationship between the two.

Lindsay has a BA Law from (Edinburgh) Napier University and a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching from The University of Edinburgh. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Since joining Edinburgh Law School in May 2007, Lindsay has developed programmes of study support for all on-course LLB students and continues to work with colleagues in the School and university - as well as members of the profession - to ensure the experience of all Edinburgh LLB students is as good as it can be.

Lindsay is a Personal Tutor and also the Aspergers' contact in the school providing one-to-one support for Aspergers' students.

Widening Participation (WP)

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to admit students from all backgrounds with the ability and potential to benefit from, and succeed in, its undergraduate programmes of study. Edinburgh Law School has a wide-ranging programme of widening participation activity from Primary School to final years of Secondary School and beyond. We work as part of the Pathways to the Professions team and run workshops in support of every WP initiative the university runs or is involved with.

Paramount within this work is providing support for all our LLB students once on-course and this is done through programmes such as the School's Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (LawPALS), its Honours counterpart LawPALSHons, Solicitor Links for Undergraduate Guidance (SLUG) and LawPREP (an online resource to help students prepare to study law). Enquiries about any of these projects should be directed to Lindsay.

www.law.ed.ac.uk/teaching/undergraduate/student_experience

www.law.ed.ac.uk/other_areas_of_interest/widening_participation

Projects:

Law's Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (LawPALS and LawPALSHons)

Pathways to the Professions (Law strand)

Solicitor Links for Undergraduate Guidance (SLUG)

Preparation for Studying Law (LawPREP)

Twitter:
www.twitter.com/UoE_Law_WP

Journal Articles

Lindsay Jack 'Opening Up The Law: Show them they can do it' (2014) Journal of the Law Society of Scotland P40 Vol 59 No 7
Abstract: The Society is developing its work on fair access to the profession and one of the action points from their January 2014 report into fair access was to hold a forum to discuss the issue. This article looks at a three-pronged approach with contributions from The Law Society of Scotland and two of the forum speakers (from CSR at CMS Cameron McKenna and Edinburgh Law School, The University of Edinburgh.)

Lindsay Jack 'Sourcing our Future' (2008) Journal of the Law Society of Scotland P32 Vol 53 No 11
Abstract: This article looks at Widening Participation in the context of the legal profession and thinks about future developments and potential barriers.

Notes and Reviews

Lindsay Jack 'Building a sense of community' (2014) Mapping student-led peer learning in the UK 21
Abstract: A brief (and edited) case study on LawPALS for this Higher Education Academy Report designed to map peer learning across the sector.