Dr Chloe Wallace

Dr Chloe Wallace


I came to Leeds in 1999, having done my postgraduate work at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

My academic activities are defined by my interests in public law, comparative law and legal cultures, law and humanities approaches and, generally, all things French. I particularly enjoy working with (and living vicariously through) students taking part in study abroad programmes, as well as exploring the links between law and different forms of cultural expression (particularly popular culture) and ways in which those links can help students understand and engage with the law more meaningfully.

When I'm not working, I walk fairly obsessively, travel as often as possible, and worry that life is too short to read all the books I want to read.



  • Programme Manager: Law and Languages Programme
  • Programme Manager: Law with International Legal Studies and Law with European Legal Studies
  • Co-Director, CIRLE

Research interests

My main area of interest is legal education, and in particular legal pedagogy - how we teach and learn about the law. That interest is informed by a broader interest in legal theory, particularly critical legal theory, and in relationships between law and the humanities and law and language.

I am currently exploring the ways in which our understanding of what law is affects how we learn the law, and in particular ways in which that makes teaching and learning law different from other disciplines. In this context, I'm focusing the narrative nature and development of law - the stories we tell ourselves about law and laws, and the extent to which those stories are specific to the 'legal community' and different to the stories about law in wider popular and political culture.

I am also researching the pedagogic experience of students on study abroad years:  the impact of different learning environments on what is gained through a study abroad, both in terms of academic learning and the wider epxerience.

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  • LLB English and French Law (Essex)
  • LLM European Law (Kent)
  • PhD Law (Kent)

Student education

I teach on a range of modules usually including Constitutional and Administrative Law, European Constitutional Law, European Legal Systems, and Postgraduate Research Methods.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education
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