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

Senior Lecturer and 2 Year LLB Programme Leader

I joined York Law School in February 2013. I currently have responsibility for Public Law within the Foundations in Law modules, and the International Law and Employment Law modules. I am the Programme Leader for the LLB Senior Status programme and the Deputy Chair of the Board of Studies.

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

Practice-based research

  • Gibbons, J. “Supervising independent work at the York Law School Clinic. University of York FORUM, Issue 35, Summer 2014, 8-9
  • 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

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



  • Foundations in Law 3 and 4 (Module Leader)
  • International Law (Module Leader)
  • Employment Law (Module Leader)
  • Dissertation (Supervisor)


  • LLM Dissertation (Supervisor)

Contact details

Dr Jenny Gibbons
York Law School

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5803