National Teaching Fellow 2015
Prior to his current role in the School of Law Marc Howe was a Principal Lecturer in Litigation at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice. He is a former practising solicitor and secondary English teacher. A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, at the heart of Marc’s teaching philosophy is the desire to bring the study of law to life combined with a commitment to experiential learning. His teaching seeks to bridge the academic and the professional in the context of the curriculum and extra-curricular activity.
Marc has designed an undergraduate skills module around simulation and experiential learning; organises university mooting and client interviewing competitions; and coaches student teams for national and international competitions. In recent years he has coached the winners of the English-Speaking Union (ESU) Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition, Commonwealth Mooting Competition, Oxford Inter-Varsity Mooting Challenge, and Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition. He also coached the winners of the National Client Interviewing Competition, who were runners-up in the International Competition. Marc regularly acts as a judge for the National Client Interviewing Competition and Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition, and was formerly National Adjudicator for the ESU Mooting Competition. His University Teaching Fellowship projects have involved producing mooting and interviewing films as an open learning and teaching resource.
Marc was National External Moderator for the Bar Professional Training Course, and oversees the Brookes School of Law Pro Bono scheme, whose student directors have twice been shortlisted for the Attorney General’s National Student Pro Bono Awards for ‘Best Contribution by an Individual Student’. He organises an annual undergraduate research conference, is a regular contributor to the Oxford Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, and has contributed to the Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference. Marc has twice been nominated for the Oxford University Press Law Teacher of the Year Award, and won the award in the ‘Above and Beyond the Call of Duty’ category in the Brookes Students Union Teaching Awards, in recognition of his teaching excellence and for significantly enhancing the student experience.
Principal Lecturer (Student Experience) and University Teaching Fellow
Oxford Brookes University