Head of Law at Sheffield Hallam University
SHU Law is the innovation of Professor Elizabeth Smart and she oversees the running of the firm.
Previously Elizabeth was the national Deputy Director of Legal Practice Course Programmes (Full-time) at BPP University College and was part of the senior management team responsible for obtaining degree awarding powers for a private provider. As Senior Academic of the Law School in Leeds she ensured the strategic development of the law school and all associated postgraduate programmes. She created business development and marketing initiatives and successfully led the academic team through various professional qualification validations. Prior to this she worked at The University of Sheffield (1997-2003) as the LPC Director and taught criminal litigation and advanced criminal litigation together with all associated legal skills.
Elizabeth has sat on the Quality Assurance Sub-Committee for the Solicitors Regulation Authority and as an External Examiner for Liverpool John Moores University. She is currently an External Examiner for Huddersfield University and Anglia Ruskin University and is an External Moderator for Datalaw with responsibility for the Police Station and Magistrates Court Qualification. She carries out consultancy work for various police forces nationally training Active Defence principles and Courtroom Skills.
She is a departmental representative on the University MBA Development Group.