LLM Programme

Jacqueline Kinghan  

LLB (Hons) (Edin), LLM (Harv), Barrister (Middle Temple)
Director of Clinical Legal Education/Senior Teaching Fellow

contact details:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 8576 | internal: x28576
Email: j.kinghan@ucl.ac.uk

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
Access to Justice and Community Engagement
Criminal Law

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

UCL Pro Bono Blog: http://probonoblog.laws.ucl.ac.uk/

page updated on 17 October, 2013

The application process for the 2014-15 academic session, for entry in September 2014, is now closed.

Information regarding applications for September 2015 will be updated on the website in September 2014.

IMPORTANT NOTICE : Updated 28 May 2014

The Home Office issued an update about the acceptance of ETS tests (including TOEFL). They have now confirmed that Higher Education students applying for a Tier 4 visa may use a TOEFL test taken after 17 April, if a Higher Education Institution is willing to use its academic discretion. For those students entering in September 2014, UCL will continue to accept the TOEFL even if it was taken after 17 April. However, if an applicant still needs to book a test then we recommend that they take an alternative test to TOEFL. Those who have already arranged to take a different test following the previous advice from the Home Office, we encourage you to go ahead with taking the alternative test.

The TOEFL test will continue to be accepted for 2014 entrants who have been asked to take an English language qualification as part of their offer condition, and do not need to apply for a visa to study in the UK.