Mark Johnson LLB PgDip PGCert FHEA
Senior Lecturer in Law
I am a qualified non-practising solicitor and Senior Lecturer in Law in the Department of Criminology. My main teaching interests lie in the Law of Property, including notably the law of Equity &Trusts and Law Law, together with the legal associated practice areas of Property Law and Practice and Wills and Administration of Estates. I am the module leader for the core LLB Law and Law and Criminology module Trusts and Equitable Wrongs and also module leader for the post-graduate Equity & Trusts module on the LLM in Legal Professional Practice. Before joining academia I was a practising solicitor in the area of Commercial Property. I trained and practised at a global law firm in Sheffield for nearly a decade. With my practice background I am passionate about encouraging students to see the practical application of their knowledge and skills to prepare them as 'world ready citizens'. To that end I am also module leader of the department's flagship Law, and Law and Criminology, module 'Law in Practice'. Law in Practice students are placed at legal settings throughout the region. Such settings encompass law firms(including international, national and local firms), local authorities, in-house legal departments and charities. As part of an applied law curriculum at the Department of Law and Criminology, Law in Practice provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the practice of the legal principles they have studied and to begin building a professional network. I am the department's Legal Technology Lead and I am passionate about informing and enthusing our students about new ways of practising law to become lawyers of the future. I am a member of the committee of Sheffield Legal Hackers - a global movement which explores solutions to pressing issues at the intersection of law and tech.