Simon Price

Principal Lecturer in Innovation and Employability

School of Law and Social Science

Harris Building, HB211

+44 (0) 1772 89 3061

Subject Areas: Law

Simon is a Principal Lecturer and the School lead for Graduate Employability, Employer Engagement, Innovation, Executive Education, Apprenticeships and Alumni Relations. Prior to joining the School of Law and Social Science, Simon was an experienced commercial litigation solicitor, working for global law firms DLA Piper and DWF. A strong advocate of widening participation and encouraging social mobility within the legal profession, Simon has won many national awards for his work with first generation law students.

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Simon is the School lead for Graduate Employability, Employer Engagement, Innovation, Executive Education, Apprenticeships and Alumni Relations and is the main point of contact for employers, helping build strong and sustainable local, national and international links.

Simon’s research interests centre on the legal profession and follow 4 interdependent themes:

  • Access to the legal profession – exploring ways in which law schools and law firms can collaborate to improve access to the legal profession for underrepresented groups.
  • Well-being & Mindfulness – changing the conversation about well-being and mindfulness in the legal profession from nice to have initiatives to essential workplace practices.
  • Coaching & Mentoring – exploring the opportunities coaching, in particular self-coaching and mentoring can offer to law students and professionals.
  • Professionalism and identity  - examining the concepts of professionalism and identity as applied to legal professionals and law students.

He is also passionate about the role that responsible businesses can play in building sustainable communities and in particular the important role law firms can play in not only improving access to justice, but in working closely with local communities. Whilst a solicitor, he was seconded to the leading social impact charity Business in the Community, working with businesses and communities in Liverpool to create sustainable growth.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities


  • Lawyer Skills
  • Legal Research and Reasoning
  • Interviewing and Employability
  • Judicial Process
  • Sports Law


  • Legal Practice Course
  • Litigation

Membership of professional and learned bodies

Solicitor of Supreme Court

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales

Member of Association of Law Teachers


Association of Law Teachers Conference 2018

Do it. But don’t get caught? Exploring Social Media and Professionalism of Law Students – Joint paper with Dr Kartina Choong

How to build a bridge. Exploring career mentoring and social capital in career transition.