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Jenny Gibbons



Dr Jenny Gibbons
BSc (Newcastle University), GDL and LPC (Manchester Metropolitan University), LLM (Aberystwyth University), PhD (Lancaster University), Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Solicitor

Deputy Head of York Law School

I joined York Law School in February 2013. In addition to my role as Deputy Head of the Law School, I am the module leader for the Human Rights: Law, Power and Global Challenges module and deliver some of the Foundations in Law plenaries in public law.

I am the Deputy Chair of the Board of Studies and represent the law school at University committees, including the University Teaching Committee and the Social Science Faculty Learning and Teaching Group.

Between 2004 and 2013 I worked at BPP Law School in Leeds where I taught on the LLB, GDL, LPC and BPTC programmes. Before commencing a teaching career I worked as a solicitor in Manchester.    



  • Legal education curriculum design and delivery
  • Comparative legal education
  • Clinical legal education
  • Reflective practice
  • Equality and diversity in employment practice
  • Rule of law and access to justice


Selected publications

Chapters in books

  • Gibbons, J., “Assessment in legal education: qualification or quantification?”, in Grimes, R. (ed.) Re-thinking Legal Education Under the Civil and Common Law, London: Routledge, 135-142, 2017.

Articles in journals

Co-authored articles

Practice-based research

  • Gibbons J. “The assessment of the process of learning: reflection or refraction? York Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Journal, vol 2, February 2018, 15-26
  • Gibbons, J. “Supervising independent work at the York Law School Clinic. University of York FORUM, Issue 35, Summer 2014, 8-9

External activities


  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Association of Law Teachers
  • Society for Research into Higher Education


  • Higher Education Academy Senior Fellow

Visiting Lectureships 

  • Charles University, Prague



  • Human Rights: Law, Power and Global Challenges (Module Leader)
  • Dissertation (Supervisor)
  • Foundations in Law - public law plenaries

Contact details

Dr Jenny Gibbons
York Law School

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5802