Jill Dickinson is a senior lecturer with 10 years' practical experience as a solicitor, having worked for well-known law firms within both Leeds and Sheffield. Jill specialises in commercial property, acting for local, national and international clients, advising them on their extensive property portfolios.
Supervising solicitors, trainee solicitors and work placement students encouraged Jill's move into academia, where, as well as lecturing in law and criminology, she also works with students to identify and develop potential career opportunities.
She is experienced in leading courses including LLB Law with Criminology, BA (Hons) Business and Management, HND Business and HNC Business.
Jill is also involved in creating/developing new opportunities for teaching, learning and assessment for a range of modules e.g. for the Careers Development Learning module which included simulated recruitment and selection tasks and for the Clinical Legal Education module which involves students working within simulated law firm environments.
Law of Torts
Careers Development Learning
Clinical Legal Education
Innovation and Change Management
Department Of Law And Criminology
Development and Society
Jill's main research focus is on urban regeneration, and she is currently studying for a PhD in this area. Alongside that, she is also involved in research projects on employability, self-efficacy and mentoring.
DICKINSON, Jill and MARSON, James (2017). Greenspace Governance: statutory solutions from Scotland? Statute Law Review.
DICKINSON, Jill and GRIFFITHS, Teri-Lisa (2017). Building bridges: a critical analysis of university and industry collaboration to improve diverse access to elite professions. Industry and Higher Education, 31 (4), 227-238.
DICKINSON, Jill (2016). How To Save Our Town Centres : A radical agenda for the future of high streets - Book review. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 22 (3).
DICKINSON, Jill (2015). Book Review : A Practical Approach to Planning Law. Urban Studies, 53 (4), 844-846.
DICKINSON, Jill and NICHOLSON, Alex (2015). Supreme Court closes another vicarious liability loophole: Woodland V Swimming Teachers Association. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 21 (2).
BENNETT, Luke and DICKINSON, Jill (2015). Forcing the empties back to work? : ruinphobia and the bluntness of law and policy. In: Transience and Permanence in Urban Development International Research Workshop,, University of Sheffield, Town & Regional Planning Dept, 14-15 January 2015.
DICKINSON, Jill and GRIFFITHS, Teri-Lisa (2015). Embedding employability and encouraging engagement with PDP/careers. Student Engagement and Experience Journal, 4 (1).
DICKINSON, Jill (2014). Open season for burglar battering: is it time to check in with the civil courts? Journal of Personal Injury Law, 2, 63-78.
- solicitor (non-practising), member of The Law Society, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Member of the Association of Women Solicitors and the Society of Legal Scholars
- peer-reviewer for a number of recognised journals, conferences and events. Verifier for the University's internal accreditation scheme for fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
- regularly present at conferences for both law and legal education
- invited to judge the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2015
- academic advisor
- devised, developed and rolled out a series of careers talks for all students across the Department of Law and Criminology
- involved in the creation and/or development of a variety of employability initiatives, including the Competition Law Solutions Project with Freeths, the Lawyer in London event with Freshfields and the University's involvement with the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship
- experienced in mentoring both staff and students through the University's schemes
- nominated for Faculty Inspirational Teaching Awards and for Faculty Team Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015
- experience in acting as rapporteur and examiner for post-graduate courses
Jill has 10 years' practical experience as a commercial property solicitor, working for well-known law firms within both Leeds and Sheffield before moving into academia. Her specialist area is urban regeneration, specifically the retail sector. Within previous research she has also investigated people's rights to defend their own property, looking at the legal issues surrounding high-profile cases such as Tony Martin in the UK and Trayvon Martin in the USA.
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