Jane Butler



Jane Butler
MA (Cantab), Solicitor

Associate Lecturer/PBL Tutor

I read law at Wolfson College, Cambridge, as a mature student and, after a break to have my children during which I did a Masters course in anti-discrimination law at Georgetown University, I completed the Legal Practice Course at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University). Having worked for some years at the Legal Aid Board, I facilitated Emsleys Solicitors in Leeds in obtaining the Legal Aid Franchise.

Having trained as a solicitor with Emsleys, I obtained a Senior Lectureship at Leeds Beckett University where I was module leader for civil litigation, accounts and employment law.  I continued to work as a part-time solicitor specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence law.

In 2004, I joined BPP (now BPP University) as the GDL programme leader, implementing and running for 3 years the GDL at their new law school in Leeds.  As a Lecturer I taught tort and contract, running the tort programme at BPP Leeds at both GDL and LLB level.

I moved to YLS in 2013 where I have been a PBL tutor on the Public Law/EU and Professionalism & Ethics modules.  For one year I was a convenor of the Human Rights and Wrongs option.

I am currently also teaching tort and contract at the Open University, and I have been an external examiner on the LPC at the University of Law.

Contact details

Ms Jane Butler
York Law School

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5802