Prof Lisa Webley

Professor of Empirical Legal Studies, University of Westminster

Lisa Webley is Professor of Empirical Legal Studies and holds a Senior Research Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London. She has extensively researched gender and diversity in the legal profession, which has included major collaborative research projects on the barriers and challenges faced by women and minority individuals within the profession and the role of women in law firms.  She also conducts research on legal ethics, legal education and access to justice.  Her work employs a range of qualitative and quantitative methods as well as doctrinal legal method. Most recently she has undertaken funded empirical research and consultancy for the Law Society of England and Wales and the Legal Services Board:  she was asked to present her research on diversity in the profession at the Second Annual Conference of the Research Group on Legal Diversity at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago last year.

Lisa is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Legal Ethics and is its UK Correspondent, and she is a member of the Academic Committee of the Civil Mediation Council and a member of the Interlaw Diversity Forum.  She also serves on the Equality and Diversity Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales. She is a secretary elect of the International Association of Legal Ethics. She has previously published articles in the International Journal of the Legal Profession, the Journal of Law and Society, Legal Ethics, the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law and Law in Context. You may find out more at:

Lisa, with John Flood, is the UK co-director of the 21st Century Law Practice Summer School run in conjunction with Michigan State University College of Law Professors Renee Knake and Dan Katz and also partners with Knake and Katz to run ReInvent Law London. She is also co-director of the Centre on the Legal Profession at the University of Westminster.


International Conference on Gender and "The Law": Limits, Contestations and Beyond

4-6 June 2014 - Dokuz Eylul University and Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey

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LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education

Gender and The Law Conference Proceedings Published

The e-book brings together selected full-length papers, edited by Sibel Safi and Eda Aycan Aras, from the presentations of the conference, offering different perspectives and studies on gender and law-related issues.


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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