People

CEPLER represents a substantial investment by the University. This recognises the importance of ensuring that students graduate with the skills that will make them employable in a competitive job market, and of ensuring that BLS becomes a centre of excellence for research on, and in relation to, the legal profession and legal processes.

Emily Carroll

Emily Carroll

CEPLER Teaching Fellow

Birmingham Law School

Emily completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and an LLM before qualifying as a solicitor in 2005. Emily practised at Walker Morris and Shoosmiths LLP before joining Birmingham Law School in September 2014. Emily is a teaching fellow within Birmingham Law School’s Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER).  Her role within CEPLER includes co-ordinating careers ...

Telephone
0121 414 7025
Email
e.j.carroll@bham.ac.uk

Emma Flint

Birmingham Fellow (Learning and Teaching)
Director of Education (CEPLER)

Birmingham Law School

Emma joined Birmingham Law School in December 2014 as a Birmingham Fellow. She is a qualified solicitor, having spent nearly ten years working as a corporate lawyer in firms in London and Birmingham. In 2008, Emma left private practice to take up a law lectureship and was made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority in 2014. 

Her research interests lie around legal education and ...

Telephone
0121 414 3903
Email
e.e.flint@bham.ac.uk

Lesley Griffiths

Senior Administrator, CEPLER

Birmingham Law School

Lesley supports the extra-curricular, and careers-related activities in the Law School, which includes devising and coordinating the CEPLER Professional Development (CPD) Scheme. She has managed a specialist Legal Bookshop, and spent several years in Professional Services Marketing working with the Birmingham legal and business communities.

Telephone
0121 414 3172
Email
l.griffiths.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Robert Lee

Professor Robert Lee

Professor
Head of Birmingham Law School
CEPLER Director

Birmingham Law School

Professor Robert Lee is Head of the Law School and the Director of the Centre for Legal Education and Research  at the University of Birmingham. He has acted as specialist adviser to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the House of Commons and the National Assembly for Wales and has worked for the Department for the Environment in Northern Ireland (drafting ...

Telephone
0121 414 5864
Email
r.g.lee@bham.ac.uk

Dr Bharat Malkani

Dr Bharat Malkani

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Bharat’s research and teaching focuses on the impact of human rights law on the criminal justice system. He has a particular interest in the death penalty, and is currently writing a monograph exploring the links between slavery, the death penalty, and their respective abolitionist movements in the USA. He has published on various aspects of capital punishment, and was awarded the 2013 ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6315
Email
b.malkani@bham.ac.uk

Linden Thomas

Linden Thomas

Solicitor and CEPLER Manager

Birmingham Law School

Linden joined Birmingham Law School in September 2013.  As supervising solicitor she is responsible for coordinating the School's pro bono programme, which includes the Birmingham Free Legal Advice Group, the SIFA Fireside Clinic, the Birmingham Environmental Law Foundation Clinic and many other projects.
 
In April 2014 Linden also took on the role of Manager of the Centre for ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5780
Email
l.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Steven Vaughan

Dr Steven Vaughan

Senior Lecturer
Director of Research (CEPLER)

Birmingham Law School

Steven Vaughan researches the legal profession, corporate finance and environmental law. He spent almost a decade as a solicitor in the City of London advising multinational companies, governments, the UN and the World Bank.

As an academic, Steven has given advice to the European Parliament and worked with the British Standards Institute to develop the world’s first publicly accredited ...

Telephone
0121 414 3233
Email
s.vaughan@bham.ac.uk