Lancashire Law School
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Rachel joined the Law School in 1999 as a Senior Lecturer having worked as a litigator and regulatory lawyer in the City. Her key interest is in human rights at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She was appointed to the Law Society’s Equality and Diversity Committee in 2013 as one of only two academics selected for this role. She is an external examiner for the Legal Practice Course and a long time external examiner for various human rights courses in the HE sector.
1988 LLB 2:1 Nottingham University
1989 Law Society Finals
2009 LLM by Research: Combat immunity: does the law strike a justifiable balance between the state’s protection of its self declared definition of national security and the customary rights of the individual soldier?
Solicitor of the Supreme Court
The Fairness Project: researching and teaching students how to negotiate the barriers to entry and progression within the legal profession whilst developing their awareness of how to be fair employers of the future
Rachel is interested in human rights and is happy to supervise at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has a particular interest in soldiers' rights and also in current equality and diversity law. Current postgraduate supervisions include comparative international law on terrorism; an evaluation of the legal treatment of soldiers under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme; the effect of the development of Sharia law in both Family and Probate practice in the UK; and the international community’s response to crimes of sexual violence perpetrated by soldiers during conflicts.
2015: Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Hong Kong – Workshop with Tina McKee on the Fairness Project: tackling the barriers to entry and progression in the legal profession.
2008-2012: Honorarium Cambridge University: Civil-Military Relations and The Law workshop for Army officers and NCOs.
2009: Conference paper at the International Military Ethics Conference (“ISME”), San Diego 2009
Member of the Law Society Equality and Diversity Committee
Working groups for: Diversity and Inclusion Charter review
Re-design of student Diversity Access Scheme
SRA proposals for Competence assessment
Rachel's interest in human rights is reflected in involvement in educational charities focused on access to education for disadvantaged children.
Rachel teaches/supervises across a range of courses from the Law Foundation Access course to HE to the LLB and the LLM (by research.) Modules include:
Foundations in human rights
Human rights in the UK
Terrorism and the law
Legal research and reasoning
Business law and practice
Professional conduct for solicitors
Rachel is the Year 2 Leader on the LLB and is also the Careers and Employability tutor for Years 1 and 2. She is the School's Legal Placements Co-ordinator