### A linear mixed finite element scheme for a nematic Ericksen–Leslie liquid crystal model

In this work we study a fully discrete mixed scheme, based on continuous finite elements in space and a linear semi-implicit first-order integration in time, approximating an Ericksen–Leslie nematic liquid crystal model by means of a Ginzburg–Landau penalized problem. Conditional stability of this scheme is proved via a discrete version of the energy law satisfied by the continuous problem, and conditional convergence towards generalized Young measure-valued solutions to the Ericksen–Leslie problem...