Social Justice Stories in Legal Education - Jacqui Kinghan

Dr. Jacqui Kinghan will speak about UK cause lawyers as a progressive social movement.


This talk will draw on doctoral work exploring UK cause lawyers as a progressive social movement and the role that their experiences of legal education (in UK and abroad) played in shaping their careers. The paper addresses narratives of lawyers pursuing social change and working over a fifty-year period from the 1970s to the present day.  It will outline experiences of both exclusion and inclusion – especially in relation to class background – and reflects on the role and place of social justice stories within contemporary legal education and beyond.

About the speaker

Dr. Jacqui Kinghan is Head of Teaching and Learning in the UCL Centre for Access to Justice. Her research addresses the ways in which lawyers achieve social change, with a particular focus on lawyers working in the legal aid and voluntary sectors. Jacqui has spent many years establishing pro bono projects and clinical programmes in partnership with charities and NGOs. She has a particular interest in the learning and development of law students who wish to pursue careers in the public interest.

Please register here for Jacqui's talk.

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Location details

SR 1.13
School of Law
Liberty Building
University of Leeds

For sat navs, please use the postcode for Moorland Road, LS6 1AN. 

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All welcome. This is a free event, though registration is required.

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