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Mr. Mick Sumpter

  • Job title: Subject Leader: Joint Honours
  • Department: Law

General information

  • BA (Hons) Law
  • MPhil (Comparative Constitutional Law and Practice)

Mick came into teaching more or less straight after obtaining his first degree and arrived at Northampton after gaining some lecturing experience in further education.

Having initially been an undergraduate course leader in the Business Studies area, Mick then took on responsibility, in various formal guises, for undergraduate Law awards for a number of years before becoming Law Divisional Leader in September 2006. This role was extended to include History and Criminal Justice in the course of a School restructuring in 2009/10, which grouped the three subjects together into one area. His main responsibilities are therefore managerial and/or administrative, although he does have research interests in the general area of Constitutional Law and Practice (where law meets politics), in which he completed his MPhil at the University of Manchester in 1995, comparing impeachment in the United States with alternative methods of removal in the United Kingdom.

Mick is a reviewer for the Joint Academic Stage Board of the legal profession (the body which awards professional recognition to Law awards) and has acted as an external examiner at institutions other than the University of Northampton. He also acts as an Academic Misconduct Officer for the School of Social Sciences.

 

Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • Introduction to UK and European Constitutional Law
  • Public Law

Postgraduate:

  • Comparative Constitutional Law

Research

Constitutional Law and Practice, UK and USA.

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