Tutor Q&A – Miss Lisa Cherkassky, Senior Lecturer in Law

On which programmes and modules do you teach?

"I teach the following modules on the LLB: Mental Health Law, Criminal Law, and Tort Law."

What research or other non-teaching projects are you currently involved in?

"I have three books published: Legal Skills by Palgrave, Criminal Law by Hodder, and Medical Law by Pearson. I am also the Chief Editor of The Journal of Medical Law and Ethics, which publishes three times a year. Additionally, I widely publish in medical law, in particular on organ donation and saviour siblings."

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

"I love how honest students are. They say what they see. Law provides excellent ethical scenarios and students love to form strong opinions. It is my job to help them to present their strong opinions in a more legal and persuasive way."

What key piece of career advice would you give to today’s law students?

"Set up opportunities from the beginning – work experience from year one, apply for training in year two, and hand in publishable assessments in year three. The old saying “the first year doesn’t count” is not true; it forms an excellent foundation for the rest of the degree."

Law lecturer Lisa Cherkassky, talking while holding one of her books "I advise students to set up career opportunities from the beginning: work experience from year one, apply for training in year two, and hand in publishable assessments in year three."

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