Professor Lisa Webley
Professor of Empirical Legal Studies
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Lisa Webley LLB Hons (Law with French Hons) (Birm) MA (Westmin) PhD (Lond) DiplEJF (Limoges) PgDiplLP (CoL Chester) FHEA FRSA GCILEx teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the School of Law, principally constitutional and administrative law, family law, legal skills, the English legal system and research methods, with occasional classes on dispute resolution in a civil and family law context.
She is a PhD supervisor, as well as a dissertation supervisor for LLB and LLM students. She is also involved in teaching, learning and assessment policy for the LLB, as well curriculum design and quality assurance. She has been a professional tutor on the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Higher Education. She has also acted as an external examiner or adviser at a number of higher education institutions in the UK and abroad. She acts as a mentor for early career academics in the Law School.
Lisa has carried out funded empirical research for a number of public bodies and organisations including: the European Commission; the Ministry of Justice (formerly the Department for Constitutional Affairs); the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (formerly the DTI); the Law Society of England and Wales; the Legal Services Commission; the Legal Services Board; and the Victoria Law Foundation Australia. Details of some of her publications are set out below. She also undertakes academic and professional consultancy work, including consultancy for City law firms. Lisa is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, and Course Director and principal teacher on the Institute's two week intensive Introduction to Legal and Empirical Research Methods course for MPhil/PhD students.
She has also taught previously at Birkbeck College and the University of Exeter. She has held a number of visiting positions: Visiting Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney Australia (2002) and the Victoria Law Foundation, Melbourne Australia (2004); Adjunct Professor on the Dickinson Penn State School of Law semester abroad programme (2004 & 2005); Visiting Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Ohio USA (2007); Visiting Professor on the University of Stetson JD programme (2008-). She was formerly a director and trustee of the Hackney Law Centre. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Responsibilities PhD and Dissertation Supervisor Joint Module Leader Family Law Early Career Academic Mentor Professional Mentor for Learning and Teaching
- Family Law (LLB)
- Public Law/Constitutional and Administrative Law (LLB)
- Dissertation Supervision (LLB and LLM)
- PhD Supervision Empirical Socio-Legal Research Methods (LLM and PhD)
- Legal Skills, Legal Research and Legal Writing (LLB, LLM, PhD)
- Regulation of Legal Practice in the UK (US JD students, with John Flood on the Michigan State University/University of Westminster 21st Century Law Practice Summer Programme)
- Comparative Constitutional Institutions and Law (US JD students)
- Judicial Review (Public Sector Professionals)
- ADR and Mediation (LLM) Legal Ethics (LLB and LLM Teaching Monographs/Textbooks Lisa Webley Legal Writing (Abingdon and New York: Routledge Cavendish)3rd edition forthcoming,(2nd ed, 2010) (1st ed, 2005)
- Lisa Webley and Harriet Samuels Complete Public Law Text Cases and Materials 2nd ed (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) (1st ed, 2009).
- Legal Profession
- Legal System
- Dispute Resolution including Mediation
- Family Law
- Public Law