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

Senior Lecturer in Law (Employability and Legal Careers)
Senior Tutor and Head of Student Support & Development

Birmingham Law School

Emily’s research interests are in Land Law, the Legal Profession, and in Legal Education.

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

Emma Flint

Emma Flint

Birmingham Fellow (Learning and Teaching)

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

Professor Robert Lee

Professor Robert Lee

Professor
CEPLER Director

Birmingham Law School

Professor Robert Lee is 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 environmental legislation), the ...

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

Dr Julian Lonbay

Dr Julian Lonbay

Senior Lecturer
Postgraduate Research Admissions Tutor
eLearning development

Birmingham Law School

Julian researches and advises on the law relating to legal education, lawyers and other professionals; and cross-border practice and the rules affecting such practice. Julian is the UK representative on the Training Committee of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) (since 2001), which he chaired from 2003-2010. He is a member of the External Relation Council of the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6310
Email
j.l.lonbay@bham.ac.uk

Paul McConnell

Paul McConnell

Senior Lecturer
Director of Careers and Employability

Birmingham Law School

Paul worked as a solicitor before moving into legal education. He was LPC Programme Lead at the University of Law for several years and joined Birmingham Law School in 2018. Paul is the Law School’s Director of Careers and has a particular interest in supporting students in developing their employability and professional skills.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 2606
Email
p.j.mcconnell@bham.ac.uk

Linden Thomas

Linden Thomas

Senior Lecturer
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