Welcome to the Lincoln Law School
As the Head of Lincoln Law School, it is my pleasure to provide a welcome to our website.
Our philosophy is that students work best when they are happy and relaxed so we foster an informal learning environment which builds your confidence in a friendly atmosphere. Building on the University's "Student as Producer" initiative, where students themselves are integrally involved in their own education, the Law School recognises the importance of both traditional and more innovative study techniques, including opportunities outside the classroom to experience the law.
May I wish you every success and hope to see you in our wonderful city soon.
Professor Duncan French - Head of School
Jordan Baseman - Our Artist In Residence
During 2015, Lincoln Law School has been hosting Jordan Baseman, artist and academic from the Royal College of Arts, as an artist-in-residence. With funding from the LeverhulmeTrust, and with further support from the Arts Council, Jordan has been exploring themes around law, power, criminality and faith under the rubric of the Magna Carta. Jordan works in time-based media
Professor Duncan French, Head of Lincoln Law School, notes: “It has been a great, and unique, privilege having Jordan working here at the University of Lincoln. Law is often perceived as book-based and perhaps lacking a certaincreativity as compared to other disciplines. But understanding the law and developing legal skills is not just about rote-learning of rules, but a fundamental questioning of the nature of society, economy (and increasingly the natural environment) and the role of the individual within these spaces. There is thus a high degree of synergy between a lawyer’s inquisitiveness and an artist’s skill; we both look at what’s around us in a way that is different from the mainstream and the popular media. Having Jordan with us has reinforced this need for critical engagement. ”
Jordan says: “My time at the University of Lincoln has so far been spent interviewing law professors and social scientists, senior tutors and other academics about their relationship with the law and crime: discussing free will, deviancy, murder and the role of crime and criminality within popular culture. Some of my time has been spent at the Media Archive of Central England (MACE) researching archive film material, recorded by news crews during various inner-city riots, violent protests and acts of civil unrest, filmed across Central England, have been the main focus of my search. Over the course of the next few months I will continue to interview people and to generate raw materials all of which will all go towards the production of a film, to be screened in late 2017".