Lucy Blackburn

Senior Lecturer

School of Law and Social Science

Harris Building, HB 151

+44 (0) 1772 89 2790

Lucy is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Law and Social Science and is Course Leader for the LLM in Legal Practice and the Professional Skills Course.

External Affiliations and Roles

Lucy is a External examiner for Northumbria University, a member of  the Law Society of England and Wales and an Associate of the Higher Education Academy.

Social Media

Twitter - @LucyEmmaBlackb1

Full Profile

Lucy graduated from the University of Leicester with an honours degree in Law and completed her LLM and Legal Practice Course with the School of Law and Social Science. Lucy is a qualified solicitor and prior to joining Lancashire Law School, she was a practicing solicitor specialising in all aspects of Commercial Property.

Lucy teaches on both the undergraduate degree and the LLM in Legal Practice; her areas of expertise include all areas of Property and Land Law, Clinical Legal Education and Employability. She is also an advisor within the  School’s Free Law Clinic.

Lucy’s research interests are centred around clinical legal education and university law clinics. In 2016 she organised a national conference on this topic attended by delegates from over 25 universities. She has also given various conference papers on this topic.

  • University Certificate HE Teaching Toolkit, UCLan, 2016
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 2007
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, UCLan, 2005
  • LLM, International Business Law, UCLan, 2004
  • LLB (Hons), Law, University of Leicester, 2003


…Blackburn, Lucy (2018), Re-imagining the clinician profile. In: Re-imagining Clinical Legal Education. Hart

Membership of professional and learned bodies


  • LW3505: Land Law (Module Tutor)
  • LW3092: Employability and Interviewing (Module Tutor)


  • LA4150: Property Law and Practice (Module Leader)
  • LA4156: Commercial Property (Module Tutor)
  • LA4166: Practical Legal Research
  • LA4167: Taxation, Ethics, Professional Conduct and Regulation (Module Tutor)
  • LA4168: Drafting (Module Leader)

Supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.


  • ‘Is ephebagogy Clinical Legal Education’s silver bullet?’ European Network of Clinical Legal Education, University of Turn, 20 September 2018
  • ‘Why should the participation in clinics be referred to as risky? Given the state of flux in legal training in England and Wales, is this a risk that needs to be taken?’ (with V Ivins), IJCLE/ACCLE Conference, University of Toronto, 10 July 2016
  •  ‘Using clinical teaching techniques to enhance student employability’ Teaching and Learning Conference, UCLan, 23 June 2016
  • ‘Does the requirement for a PhD spell the end for Clinical Legal Education?’ CLEO Conference, Lancashire Law School, 1 June 2016

Research Activities

  • Lucy is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Legal Practice. The central theme of her doctorate is Clinical Legal Education and Law Clinics. ORCiD: 0000-0001-8045-2872