Ms Chaynee Hodgetts

Lecturer in Criminal Law

Affiliations

Overview

Professional Responsibilities

Module Leader: Criminal Law

Module Leader: Evidence

Module Leader: Media Law

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor: School of Law

Personal Tutor: For 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Undergraduate LLB and LLM Law students

Course Director: LLM Law with Criminology

Research Supervisor: LLB Dissertation; LLM Dissertation; LLM by Research (LLM Res); MPhil.

Moot Coaching:

Extensive experience of internal moots (judging) and national moots (organising/coaching), including: OUP Moot; Blackstone’s Mock Trial Competition; University of Portsmouth Mock Trial; NSLS Moot; LexisNexis Welsh National Moot; European Moot Law Competition (2008-2009). I also assisted colleagues with coaching of Telders Moot team & ICC Moot team.

Criminal Trial Advocacy Teaching:

I designed and provide the Bangor University Law School Criminal Trial Advocacy Course. This is a short extracurricular course, over several days, providing training in trial advocacy for Undergraduate students. Some of these students have used this training to act as advocates in the Bangor University Law Fair Mock Trial, where they were heard by a High Court Judge.

Previous Teaching:

Bangor Law School: Legal Research Methods (LLM)

Portsmouth Law School: Legal System; Public Law; Classes on the Extracurricular Advocacy Certificate Course (evenings).

Languages

Fluent English and French, and day-to-day Welsh (Level 2 Equivalent).

Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Middle Temple;
  • The Society of Legal Scholars;
  • Nautilus International;
  • Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO).

Qualifications: Academic

  • Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) - Student Barrister (Ongoing, PT)
  • PhD by Publication on Domestic Maritime Criminal Law (due imminently)
  • LLM (Res) Research Masters’ on Criminalisation & fatal maritime incidents: Distinction
  • LLB (Hons) Law Degree, Class 2:1, University of Wales, Bangor (Maritime Dissertation 80%), including one year of BSc (Hons) Marine Vertebrate Zoology, Bangor University

Qualifications: Teaching

  • DCQE: How Students Learn; Introduction to Assessment & Marking; Effective Written Feedback
  • GPROF Higher Education Postgraduate Lecturer Development Programme Qualified
  • Qualified Safeguarding Children Child Protection Worker with full DBS

Qualifications: Other

  • Violence and Aggression Management Qualified: Passport Training Scheme, Modules A, B & C
  • Fairbridge Qualified: Managing Difficult Behaviour-Developing Young Peoples’ Behaviour
  • Fairbridge Qualified: Facilitation, Participation and Group Dynamics     
  • NOCN Level 2 Award: Building and Managing Workplace Relationships
  • NOCN Level 2 Award: Recognising Leadership Skills
  • NOCN Level 2 Award: Employability
  • STCW 95 Merchant Navy qualification: Proficiency in Medical Care
  • STCW 95 Merchant Navy qualification: Medical First Aid At Sea
  • STCW 95 Merchant Navy qualification: Advanced Firefighting
  • STCW 95 Merchant Navy qualification: Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats
  • STCW 95 Merchant Navy qualification: Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • STCW 95 Merchant Navy qualification: Fire Prevention and Basic Firefighting
  • STCW 95 Merchant Navy qualification: Personal Survival Techniques
  • STCW 95 Merchant Navy qualification: Elementary First Aid
  • Merchant Navy Steering Certificate
  • Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Raymarine “Introduction to Radar” qualification
  • VHF/DSC (RYA qualified) Marine Radio Operator
  • RYA Certificates: Day Skipper Certificate (Theory); Level 1 Sailing; Competent Crew
  • MCA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2 Coastal, planing & displacement, held Commercial Cert)
  • Qualified Emergency Responder (emergency response care & defibrillation)
  • Appointed Person & Emergency First Aid in the Workplace course
  • St John Ambulance Emergency Life Support (with marine & maritime rescue focus)
  • Big Tree Training: Basic Life Support; Child Protection
  • British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Marine Mammal Medic
  • Vetsim and VetCam (residential courses on veterinary topics, latter Cambridge University)
  • Experienced Marine Life Observer (EMLO) - Sea Watch Foundation
  • MVS Modular Qualifications: Maritime Foundation Course (Seamanship, Engineering, Operational Support); First Aid; Establish and Maintain Radio Communications; Launch and Recover Boats; Chartwork; Computer Skills; and Operations Room Skills

Teaching and Supervision

Module Leader: Criminal Law

Module Leader: Evidence

Module Leader: Media Law

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor: School of Law

Personal Tutor: For 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Undergraduate LLB and LLM Law students

Course Director: LLM Law with Criminology

Research Supervisor: LLB Dissertation; LLM Dissertation; LLM by Research (LLM Res); MPhil.

Moot Judge and Coach:

Extensive experience of internal moots (judging) and national moots (organising/coaching), including: OUP Moot; Blackstone’s Mock Trial Competition; University of Portsmouth Mock Trial; NSLS Moot; LexisNexis Welsh National Moot; European Moot Law Competition (2008-2009). I also assisted colleagues with coaching of Telders Moot team & ICC Moot team.

Criminal Trial Advocacy:

I designed and provide the Bangor University Law School Criminal Trial Advocacy Course. This is a short extracurricular course, over several days, providing training in trial advocacy for Undergraduate students. Some of these students have used this training to act as advocates in the Bangor University Law Fair Mock Trial, where they were heard by a High Court Judge.

Previous Teaching:

Bangor Law School: Legal Research Methods (LLM)

Portsmouth Law School: Legal System; Public Law; Classes on the Extracurricular Advocacy Certificate Course (evenings).

Research

My research covers a broad range of topics within Criminal Law, Evidence, and Media Law, including (but not limited to):

  • Maritime criminal law (domestic criminal law and crimes committed aboard ship);
  • Maritime evidential preservation;
  • The right to silence;
  • Involuntary manslaughter;
  • Public Order law and riot;
  • The law on jurors and jury trial;
  • Criminal Procedure and Practice;
  • The criminal trial process and legal education;
  • Criminal law and residential care of older people;
  • Access to justice and Clinical Legal Education;
  • Public law and Inquests.

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