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Gillian Pastuch BA, SOL, FHEA, PGDipLP

Senior Lecturer


I am a Senior Lecturer in Law, the Academic Careers Tutor for Law and the Course Leader for the Part-Time LLB Law.

  • About

    I joined SHU in 2014 after spending nine years in practice in the Sheffield office of a national law firm, where I specialised in personal and corporate insolvency.

    My professional background included advising on complex insolvency litigation and undertaking restructuring and transactional activities.

    My teaching interests are presently focused on applying my significant experience in practice to assisting students in developing their practical legal skills, through the clinical modules offered at Sheffield Hallam.

  • Teaching

    Department Of Law and Criminology

    Social Sciences and Arts

    My teaching focusses around the development of professional skills and attributes in undergraduate law students, and I have taught across a range of practical and clinical modules.

    I have taught within our Law Clinic for a number of years, where I have acted as both Module Leader and Supervising Solicitor. I also teach on the undergraduate Company Law module and have acted as an external examiner for another institution's Business Law and Practice module.

    I supervise students and assist Litigants in Person at court through our innovative Small Claims Court helpdesk.

  • Research

    My research interests focus on clinical legal education. I have presented at a number of SHU Faculty conferences and at the European Network for Clinical Legal Education conference in 2018.

    I have an interest in developing my research profile through exploring the importance of and development of resilience in law students, as a key graduate attribute.

  • Other activities

    My role as Careers Tutor for law students sees me working closely with the careers and employability team at SHU and liaising with members of the legal profession across Yorkshire and further afield, to bring exciting opportunities to our students.

    I developed our annual Lawyer in London trip, which sees up to 20 first year students spending some of their summer exploring opportunities in law and social justice in London. I work closely with our law alumni community to ensure that our former students are able to share their experiences with our current students, and inspire them to achieve their potential.

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