Prof Lisa Webley

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: http://westminster.academia.edu/LisaWebley

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.