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I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law.

I studied law at Wadham College, Oxford and took Law Society Final exams at the College of Law in York.  I then qualified as a solicitor and worked until 2001 in commercial firms in Leeds including Addleshaw Booth and Co. (now Addleshaw Goddard) and Garretts (Arthur Andersen’s in-house legal firm), where my work included general commercial, banking and finance litigation and advocacy. 

Between 2001 and 2015 I taught at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice and Oxford Brookes University where I was involved in course administration and in the design and teaching of law undergraduate, LPC, GDL and LLM courses. I was an LPC external examiner between 2007 and 2012 and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My research interests include legal education and the legal profession. I am currently completing a PhD at Keele University examining the role of vocational professional education in the formation of female students’ professional identities. 

Teaching

At Westminster I teach on undergraduate courses including Legal Profession and Legal Services, Legal Skills and Process, Public Law and Commercial Law. I also teach on the Commercial Law elective module on the LPC. I am also currently involved in the Law School’s ethics initiative.

Research

My current research is about the role of vocational education in the formation of female solicitors’ professional identities. Generally, my research interests focus on legal education and the legal profession. I am part of the Centre on the Legal Profession at Westminster.

Conference papers

Floyd, L. (2013) Researching the professional identities of female law students: ethical issues, presented at the London Centre for Social Studies PhD Methodologies Conference, 19 April.

Floyd, L. (2014) The role of the LPC in the formation of female solicitors' professional identities, presented at the Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, 13-15 April. 

Floyd, L. (2014) Becoming a female solicitor: vocational legal education and professional identity formation, presented at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, 9-12 September.

Floyd, L. (2015) Becoming a solicitor: vocational legal education and the emerging professional identities of female LPC students – learning from the past and looking to the future, presented at the Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, 29-31 March.

Publications

Floyd, L. (2014) Researching professional identities of female law students: Ethical issues and dilemmas. Review of Social Studies 1(1), p1.

Floyd, L. (2014) Book Review of Phillips, Working in Law 2014 and Lenkowski (ed), Career Planning for Solicitors. The Law Teacher 48(3), p372.

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.