Nottingham Law School’s LPC director bids farewell

Nottingham Law School (NLS) is facing yet another senior staff departure as the longstanding director of its Legal Practice Course (LPC) Bob White has confirmed that he will be retiring later this year.

Following the exit of the school’s dean Keith Gaines last month White will hang up his teaching books for the last time in May after more than 30 years with the institution.

White has led the LPC since its inception in 1993 and taught a broad range of subjects from property law to business law.

Under White’s leadership NLS has made significant changes to the school’s offering for students including most notably the decision to be one of the first providers to announce its decision to split the LPC in two.

Described by one former student as “one of the most distinguished teachers he has ever been taught by”, White also teaches the new London LPC, delivered in conjunction with Kaplan Law School.

Peter Jones, senior pro vice chancellor and head of the Business Law and Social Sciences (BLSS) school, is now heading up the search for a new dean of NLS, a process which is now well underway following the departure of Gaines.

Jones is in overall charge of the law school during this period and is supported by a senior executive team comprising of Sylvia Hargreaves, associate dean; Denise Crawford, MBA, head of strategic business development and three other academic team leaders – Jane Ching, Pamela Henderson and Jenny Holloway.