Paul McConnell

Paul McConnell

Birmingham Law School
Associate Professor
Head of Global Engagement

Contact details

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

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. Paul is also the Law School’s Head of Global Engagement, and is keen to engage with universities, alumni, employers and prospective international students worldwide.


  • 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
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


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.


  • Land Law (LLB)
  • Employment Law (LLB)
  • Real Estate (LLB)
  • Equity, Trusts, Wills & Formalities (LLB)


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

  • Head of Global Engagement
  • Head of Careers & Employability