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Ms Tina Hart

Job: Senior Lecturer in Law

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 366 4992



Personal profile

I joined Leicester De Montfort Law School in November 2020, having lectured law at undergraduate and postgraduate level for the Universities of Derby and Huddersfield. My main areas of teaching being; Law of Tort, Intellectual Property Law, Global Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law. I take pride in supporting students; developing methods of delivery and assessment that are creative and engaging. I have contributed to papers on digital literacies and blended learning. My use of discussion boards and WIKIS to assess the postgraduate module, ‘Global Intellectual Property Rights', has been the subject of two papers delivered at workshops in mainland Europe.
I am the co-author of Intellectual Property Law, 6e with Simon Clark for Palgrave Macmillan. My main research interest is the intersection between intellectual property and the ownership of biological material. I have experience of supervising dissertations on aspects of Commercial Law, Intellectual Property and Tort at Master’s level. I was also a second supervisor for a PhD completed in 2020 on Corporate Governance and Creditor Protection in the U.K and Zambia.

Publications and outputs

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Research interests/expertise

Patents and biological material/Protection of Traditional Knowledge

Areas of teaching

Presently teaching Law of Tort. 
In the past, I have taught Intellectual Property Law and Global Intellectual Property Law.


  • LLB (Honours) Business Law
  • M.A in Business Law
  • P.G Certificate in Higher Education (Research and Supervision)
  • CMI (level 5).

Courses taught

LL.B M100 + variants

Membership of external committees

  • External Examiner Experience
  • University of Lincoln, Tort and Medical Law 2015-2019
  • University of Northampton, Tort, Sports Law, Equity, Land Law and Environmental Law 2012-2016
  • City University, University of London, Intellectual Property, Business Organisations. 2006-2010.
  • University of Salford, Intellectual Property Law. 2002-2005

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2011
  • Association of Law Teachers since 1990
  • Society of Legal Scholars since 2001

Professional licences and certificates

Chartered Management Institute (Level 5) Certificate in Management and Leadership 2020.

Conference attendance

Conference/ Workshop Papers
Hart, T and Mswaka, W,(2018) Vicarious Liability and the Social Enterprise, Huddersfield Business School Research Conference, January 2018. 
Hart, T (2017), Moore v The Regents of the University of California -Could it happen here ?Intellectual Property Section, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, September 2017, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
Hart, T (2013) ‘Teamwork on geographical indications using the wiki’. In: The seventh EIPTN European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network annual workshop , 15th-16th July 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
Hart, T., Fellowes, M. and Jabbar, A (2012) ‘Digital Literacies –The challenges for a modern Law School’ Pelecon (Plymouth e-learning conference),18 April -20 April 2012,Plymouth UK
Hart, T (2011), ‘The use of discussion boards to assess Global Intellectual Property Rights’, The European Intellectual Property Teacher’s Network, Annual Workshop, Prague, June 2011.
Hart, T., Fellowes, M. and Jabbar, A,(2011),’The challenges of student engagement on GDL blended learning’, The sixth international Blended Learning Conference,15 June 2011,University of Hertfordshire. 
Hart T (2001), Does the TRIPS Agreement Have Direct Effect? Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Glasgow September 2001SPTL
Hart, T (1999), The TRIPS Agreement and African Development (African Society of International & Comparative Law, The University of East London
Hart, T (1993), The First Year of Skills on Derby’s LLB, Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Amsterdam, 1993

Conferences/ Workshops Organised
2013 HEA Funded Workshop on improving the learning experience of overseas students on postgraduate academic law programmes.
1995 Conference on Assessment for the Association of Law Teachers (ALT).