Marc Howe

Principal Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Social Sciences

Marc Howe


Marc Howe is a Principal Lecturer in Law and University Teaching Fellow, and was formerly a Principal Lecturer in Litigation at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice. In 2022 Marc was awarded the highly prestigious national Law Teacher of the Year award by Oxford University Press.

A former practising Solicitor, Marc is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2015. Marc is a University Teaching Fellow at Oxford Brookes, and specialises in tort law, evidence, criminal advocacy and communication skills for lawyers. He has been at the University for almost 25 years.

Teaching and supervision

Marc specialises in teaching the law of tort, criminal evidence, civil and criminal litigation, client interviewing, and civil and criminal advocacy. He organises university mooting and client interviewing competitions, and coaches student teams for national and international competitions.

In recent years Marc has coached the winners of the ESU Essex Court National Mooting Competition, Commonwealth Mooting Competition, Oxford Inter-Varsity Mooting Challenge, and Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition. He also coached the winners of the National Client Interviewing Competition of England and Wales, who were runners-up in the International Competition.

Marc was formerly National External Moderator for the Bar Professional Training Course, regularly acts as a judge for the Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition, is a National Training Officer for the National Client Interviewing Competition of England and Wales, and is National Adjudicator for the ESU Essex Court National Mooting Competition. Marc oversees the Brookes School of Law Pro Bono scheme, is a regular contributor to the Oxford Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference, and has contributed to the Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference.

Marc has twice been nominated for the OUP Law Teacher of the Year Award, and won the award in the ‘Above and Beyond the Call of Duty’ category in the Brookes Student Union Teaching Awards, in recognition of his ‘teaching excellence’ and of ‘significantly enhancing the student experience’.