Luke Mason, visiting lecturer in Contract Law at the University of Westminster and associate lecturer at the University of Surrey, has been named Law Teacher of the Year 2014.

The award, sponsored by Oxford University Press, took place on the 28th of February 2014 and was attended by the six shortlisted candidates, the judging panel, outgoing Law Teacher of the Year Odette Hutchinson, as well as Oxford University Press staff. Luke is an associate lecturer at Westminster with teaching and research interests in jurisprudence, EU, property and labour law. Using the examples of popular culture such as film and songs, Luke received great praise from his student sponsors for his use of 'popular and engaging topics' to make difficult concepts more accessible for his students. Admitting he was astonished to win the award, Luke said: "There is something about acquiring legal learning that is a privilege, as a teacher you then have the additional privilege to communicate that knowledge. I am so grateful for this award's existence, for drawing attention to the fantastic and valuable thing it is to be a law teacher."

This is an exceptional achievement for Luke. The School of Law at Westminster has also been privileged to have another member of staff awarded Law Teacher of the Year when Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law & Theory, was awarded the title in 2011.

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