Suzanne Cooper

Suzanne Cooper

Birmingham Law School
Law Teaching Fellow

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Having completed her law degree and solicitors’ finals in 1989 Suzanne joined a Worcestershire Solicitor’s practice where she specialised in Civil Litigation for five years.

Suzanne began her teaching career in 1994 and has held several senior management positions. She has taught law to postgraduates, undergraduates and sixth form students for the past 27 years, having had a short break to live in Boston, where she experienced life as a mature student for a semester at Harvard University.

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Higher Education (Birmingham)
  • Law Society Finals (Manchester)
  • LLB (hons) (Leicester)

Biography

Suzanne was a senior lecturer at Birmingham City University and GDL Programme Leader and taught Contract, Company and The Law of Torts to graduates and undergraduates studying for their LLB.

Part of her teaching career was spent at King Edward VI Sixth Form College where she was Head of Law. In the past she has worked as a visiting lecturer delivering courses for BPP in London and Birmingham and for University College of Estate Management in Reading. More recently she has been part of the Tort and Contract teaching teams at Birmingham Law School.

Teaching

  • Law of Torts
  • Advanced Tort
  • Contract Law
  • Legal Skills and Method

Research

Suzanne’s teaching and research interests relate to the law of Torts, she is particularly interested in legal education with a focus on developing students’ confidence and appropriate assertiveness by using problem-based learning and role play as teaching tools. In private practice she spent most of her time in court representing clients in civil matters and has a keen interest in teaching advocacy and client care skills.