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Mrs Liz Hardie

Profile summary

Professional biography

Liz is the Teaching Director for the law school.  She has worked for the law school since 2006, initially as an Associate Lecturer, from 2010 as a Student Experience Manager and from 2020 as Teaching Director.  She has been part of the Open Justice centre since 2017.  She continues to tutor a variety of law modules alongisde her teaching director role.

Prior to joining the law school Liz was a practicing solicitor in the areas of family law and employment law.

Research interests

Liz is interested in the pedagogy of teaching, particularly teaching online.   She has carried out research and scholarship into online tuition, collaborative work, student reflection, employability skills and student peer mentoring schemes.  Liz also has an interest in legal history and family law.

Teaching interests

Liz has taught a variety of different modules including first year undergraduate introductory modules, family law modules, Law, Society and Culture and Justice in Action.  Liz leads a number of the student pro bono projects run by the Open Justice centre and is one of the supervising solicitors in the online law clinic.


Setting up a Pilot Peer Mentoring Programme in the Online Environment (2021-06)
Edwards, Carol; Gregory, Lorraine and Hardie, Liz
Journal of Rights and Justice, 2 (pp. 7-17)

Taking Clinical Legal Education Online: Songs of Innocence and Experience (2020-12-11)
McFaul, Hugh; Hardie, Liz; Ryan, Francine; Lloyd Bright, Keren and Graffin, Neil
International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 27(4) (pp. 6-38)

50 years of Clinical Legal Education: Looking Back to the Future (2020)
Hardie, Liz; Mcfaul, Hugh and Ryan, Francine
In: Claydon, Lisa; Derry, Caroline and Ajevski, Marjan eds. Law in Motion: 50 years of Legal Change (pp. 212-227)
ISBN : 978-1-4730-3148-7 | Publisher : The Open University Law School

Online legal education – sharing the OU experience (2020)
Hardie, Liz and Wesemann, Anne
In : Society of Legal Scholars Virtual Annual Conference (01/09/20-04/09/20, Exeter University, online)