Jacqueline Kinghan joined UCL in October 2010 and Director of Clinical Legal Education in the Faculty. Jacqueline obtained her LLM at Harvard Law School where she was a Kennedy Memorial Trust Scholar (2005-2006). She undertook extensive clinical human rights work as part of the Harvard Human Rights Programme.
Jacqueline was a part-time teaching fellow at UCL in 2007 and has also taught vocational legal skills and criminal litigation on the solicitors legal practice course. She is a qualified barrister (2007) with experience practising in criminal and public law. Prior to joining UCL she was a judicial assistant at the House of Lords to Lord Rodger, Lord Carswell and Lord Collins and also worked for the Ministry of Justice during the transition phase to the UK Supreme Court.
Jacqueline is responsible for establishing the UCL Centre for Access to Justice at UCL Faculty of Laws. The Centre combines the unique advantages of clinical legal education with the provision of pro bono legal advice to vulnerable communities, predominantly in the areas of social welfare and education law. Jacqueline oversees the Centre's activities, including student casework in conjunction with partner organisations (FRU, Just for Kids Law) and convenes and teaches the Access to Justice clinical programme for undergraduate students. She also oversees Faculty pro bono projects and cultivates new pro bono partnerships between UCL and external organisations.
Current Teaching Undergraduate Access to Justice and Community Engagement
Academic Lead, Law Without Walls
UCL Programme for Law Teachers
A Return to Realism: Clinical Legal Education in a Time of Austerity (forthcoming)
Skills or Scholarship, What Next for the LLB? Counsel, August 2012
European Legal Education, Article Review, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 18 MJ 4 (2011)
Legal Education: 'Education Without Walls: Opportunities in the Virtual Classroom', Legal Week, July 2011
Human Rights: ‘Security in Paraguay: Analysis and Responses in Comparative Perspective', Harvard Human Rights Program, May 2007