Nigel Urban Joins New College of the Humanities as Lecturer in Law

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Nigel Urban will teach Law at New College of the Humanities

New College of the Humanities(NCH) announces today that Nigel Urban will join the team as Lecturer in Law. He will be working closely with Professor Adrian Zuckerman, Dr Tola Amodu, Professor Roger Halson and Professor G R Sullivan at the College. Mr. Urban will teach elements of the core LLB syllabus.

Nigel is a non-practising barrister. He took up law as a second career, having previously worked in project management and software development for several blue-chip companies in the financial services sector. He was awarded a first-class BA in Law and Business from The University of Brighton and subsequently gained a classification of “outstanding” on the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). He later gained a graduate a Bachelor of Criminal Law diploma from Brasenose College, Oxford University and he also won the award for top student in Advanced Civil Litigation at the College of Law.

Nigel has recently been teaching contract law, criminal law, law of tort, European Union law and the English legal system to undergraduate and CPE students at several universities in the south-east of England.

His specific interests include landlord and tenant issues. In particular, he is interested in the rights of leaseholders to manage or enfranchise, and he is the director of a company that manages leaseholders’ claims for the right to manage.    

Dr Tola Amodu, Convenor & Senior Lecturer in Law said “The Law Faculty is delighted to welcome Nigel Urban as its new Lecturer in Law. Nigel is a qualified Barrister at Law who was awarded the BCL from the University of Oxford in 2011. Nigel (a Sweet and Maxwell Prizeholder) has worked in practice in Civil Litigation and more recently has been teaching on LLB and CPE courses at various institutions including the Universities of Surrey, Sussex, Brighton and Portsmouth. Nigel brings with him expertise in Litigation and an academic knowledge of the Law of Restitution, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law and Contract Law.”

AC Grayling, Master of New College of the Humanities said: “We are very pleased to welcome Nigel to New College of the Humanities. The Law LLB challenges students at NCH to think critically and develop an analytical approach to legal problems. It prepares students for a legal career as well as enabling them to hone a range of transferable skills which are relevant for careers in politics, finance and business.”

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Notes to Editors

New College of the Humanities (NCH) offers a new model of higher education for the humanities in the UK. NCH students enjoy one of the best staff-to-student ratios in UK higher education and benefit from a high number of quality contact hours as well as engaging and challenging one-to-one tutorials.

Our professors are international experts in their fields and our full time academic staff members have been selected for their proven ability for teaching in addition to their research interests.

NCH welcomed its first intake of students in September 2012 and prepares students for undergraduate degrees in: Economics BSc; English BA; History BA; Law LLB and Philosophy BA. The Politics & International Relations BSc will be offered from 2013.

In addition to their 12-module degree, all NCH students study a further seven modules. This is comprised of four modules from another degree subject or Art History, or Classical Studies as a contextual course and three core modules in Applied Ethics, Logic & Critical Thinking, and Science Literacy. All students also follow the College’s three-year Professional Programme.

The College is centrally located in Bloomsbury, London’s university district and students, as associate members of the University of London, have access to many of the resources of the University of London: the exceptional library in Senate House, the University of London Union, sports facilities, and many other opportunities to enrich themselves through extra-curricular activity.

The College’s rolling applications process is independent of UCAS and applications can be made in addition to the five UCAS choices and can still be made for entry in 2013. Visit for all enquiries and applications.

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