Hilary Bell is an assistant professor at the College of Law. She teaches dispute resolution and legal skills courses. As a professor, Bell leverages her comprehensive legal experience and knowledge to complement academic and scholarly perspectives with that of an experienced practitioner. In addition to teaching, she coaches teams competing in international moot court competitions, including the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Bell has 11 years of professional dispute resolution experience and has practiced and taught law in the UK and Qatar. She holds an LLM (Distinction) in Construction Law and Arbitration from Robert Gordon University and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Glasgow.
Bell is a solicitor and notary public; a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration; a member of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI); a member of the LWI Moot Court Committee; a member of the International Coach Federation, and a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Her scholarship focuses on the interdisciplinary application of educational pedagogy to teaching critical areas of law, including climate law and dispute resolution. She regularly presents to international audiences at education conferences on developing legal skills pedagogy. Additionally, she has written on construction law and the global energy transition.