Jenny Gibbons

Profile

Biography

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 the Employment Law 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.    

Research

Overview

  • 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

Publications

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

Memberships

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

Fellowships

  • Higher Education Academy Senior Fellow

Visiting Lectureships 

  • Charles University, Prague

Teaching

Undergraduate

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

Contact details

Dr Jenny Gibbons
York Law School
LMB/278

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5803