A response to ‘teaching ‘dry’ subjects without tears’


  • Andrew David Thompson University of West London




Law, Teaching, Dry Subjects, Academic Practice


Examining the challenges of teaching 'dry' subjects such as land law.

Author Biography

Andrew David Thompson, University of West London

Andrew D Thompson BSc(Hons) MSc CEnv FRICSHe is a graduate of the University of Greenwich having read a BSc(Hons) in Building Surveying.  He a member of the RICS Boundary & Party Wall Practice Panel and was part of the working group that has produced the professional guidance notes on Boundaries 2nd Edition, Party Wall legislation and Procedure 6th Edition, Rights of Light 1st Edition and Daylight & Sunlight 1st Edition.He is a lecturer in the Built Environment at the University of West London (UWL) and is currently undertaking the UWL Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching via the UWL Institute for Teaching, Innovation and Learning (INSTIL).


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