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Professor Michael Draper

Professor, Law

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+44 (0) 1792 602258

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Michael is a Professor in Legal Education and Director of the Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Success and Chair of the University’s Academic Regulations and Student Cases Board. A member of three national Law society committees he is also a consultant expert with the UK Quality Assurance Agency and the Council of Europe ETINED platform with regular meetings in Strasbourg and throughout Europe. Michael is a Principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the professional development committee of UKAT.

Michael has broad range of commercial experience as a solicitor of the senior courts of Wales and England including commercial acquisitions and development, secured lending and securities and commercial landlord and tenant. His works including The Extent of Easements and Enforceability of Covenants have been published in the Solicitors Journal along with many other articles; his refereed works have been extensive in the field of ethics and academic integrity over the last few years alongside high level national and International policy development .

Michael is a reviewer for The Law Teacher which is a fully-refereed journal concerned with the teaching of law and Issues affecting legal education at all academic levels and a number of other journals. Michael is engaged with and leads on a number of University strategic aims in Learning and Teaching.

Career Highlights


Michael is a member of the Hywel Dda Institute and the Wales Observatory on Human Rights.

Award Highlights

Michael has received the following accolades:

  • Nominated more than once for the Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award (ELTA) at Swansea and was awarded the ELTA in 2011 and 2014
  • Nominated for the 2012 Law Teacher of the Year Award in association with UKCLE and OUP
  • Nominated by students for ‘LawCareers.Net Law Lecturer of the Year’ in 2012 and 2015
  • Nominated for the Swansea University ELTA in 2013, but was ineligible having received the award in 2011
  • Nominated for the Times Higher Education Innovative Teacher of the Year award 2014
  • Made a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (one of three staff in the University to achieve this)
  • Nominated for a National Teaching Fellowship in 2015 following nomination for the THE Innovative Teacher of Year award
  • Runner up in the inaugural University Mary Williams award for supporting early career teachers