Paul McConnell

Paul McConnell

Birmingham Law School
Senior Lecturer
Director of Careers and Employability

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

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.

Qualifications

  • LLB Law with French Law and French Language – University of Leicester
  • Diplome d’Etudes Juridiques Francaises – University of Strasbourg, France
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) – Nottingham Trent University
  • Solicitor (Non-practising)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – University of Wolverhampton
  • LLM Employment Law – University of Leicester

Biography

Paul qualified as a Solicitor at international law firm Squire Patton Boggs, where he spent time working in the firm’s Birmingham, London and Paris offices, advising on range of Real Estate and Corporate Law matters. He joined the University of Law in 2005, teaching on LPC, GDL and PSC programmes, and was the LPC Programme Lead for several years. In 2016, he completed a Masters in Employment Law and moved to the University of Leicester, before joining Birmingham Law School in 2018.

Teaching

  • Land Law (LLB)
  • Employment Law (LLB)
  • Real Estate (LLB)
  • Legal Communications (LLB)
  • Legal Connections (LLB)
  • Law in Action 2 (LLB)

Research

Paul is interested in research relating to the legal profession, as well as pedagogic research relating to the Employability and professional skills of Law students.

Other activities

  • Director of Careers
  • Deputy Head of Education