Congratulations to Luke Mason, University of Surrey, who has been named Law Teacher of the Year 2014. He was presented with the coveted national teaching award, sponsored by Oxford University Press, on 28 February. 

In the top photo, Luke Mason stands on the far right together with the other finalists: Kai Möller, Mark Edwards, Sarah Marie Nason, Mark Davys, and Lars Mosesson (left to right).

The announcement comes at the end of a rigorous and demanding judging process spanning several months. Julian Webb, one of the judges, paid tribute to candidates saying that excellence was the new normal when it came to the Law Teacher of the Year and that they had to look for an “indefinable spark” to distinguish the winner.