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Ms Frances Murray

Senior Teaching Fellow

Law

Personal statement

I was admitted as a solicitor in 1993, and practised with Messrs. Campbell, Riddle Breeze, Chapman and also  Messrs. A&S Ireland. While in private practice, my interests lay in Conveyancing and Private Client work. I have  always been interested in legal education and joined the Law School as a part time tutor on the Diploma in Legal Practice in 1999. I then became a permanent member of the Diploma team in August 2007.

As Deputy Director, I play a key role in the management of the programme and the development of learning projects.  In more detail I:-

  •  liaises with and supports colleague tutors in the profession
  • reviews and develops course programmes and materials
  • maintains and fosters links with other educational institutions
  • provides academic and pastoral support for students
  • tutors in Conveyancing, Private Client and Practice Management
  • provides training to the Standardised Clients
  • generally supports project work undertaken by students and in particular the Private Client and Conveyancing transactional learning projects; and generally
  • facilitates communication between the University and the legal profession.

Projects

Student Transitions through and/or beyond Strathclyde (to progress the QAA Student Transitions Enhancement Theme within Strathclyde). Transition to employment-Alumni stories about dyslexia from the Civil Engineering and Law disciplines.
Murray, Michael (Principal Investigator) Murray, Frances (Principal Investigator)
The proposed pilot project seeks to establish a benchmark for examining student transition to graduate (Alumni) employment with a particular focus on graduates with disabilities. For the pilot project we will focus exclusively on recent Alumni (up to 7 years post-graduation) in the civil engineering and law disciplines, who have dyslexia. Five graduates from each discipline will be targeted for interview and the primary data will be captured using a critical incident storytelling methodology. These life stories will chart the landscape through the student transition from university to (and through) employment and will seek to uncover rich personal testimonies that document the opportunities and barriers faced by Alumni with dyslexia. The output will inform academia and employers about the relationship between graduate attributes and equality and diversity issues.
Period 03-Apr-2017 - 01-Aug-2017

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