UCL Faculty of Laws


Miss Jacqueline Kinghan

Principal Teaching Fellow

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Sep 2015

Research summary

Jacqui is Head of Teaching and Learning in the UCL Centre for Access to Justice. Her research addresses the ways in which lawyers achieve social change, with a particular focus on lawyers working in the legal aid and voluntary sectors.

Jacqui has spent many years establishing pro bono projects and clinical programmes in partnership with charities and NGOs. She has a particular interest in the learning and development of law students who wish to pursue careers in the public interest.

Teaching summary


Access to Justice and Community Engagement (Convenor)
HKU-UCL Access to Justice Placement (Convenor)


Access to Justice in Theory and Practice (Convenor)


Harvard University
LLM, Law | 2006
University of Edinburgh
LLB, Law | 2004


Jacqui qualified as a barrister in 2007 and spent time working as a judicial assistant at the House of Lords and UKSC before joining UCL. She holds dual Scots and English law degrees and has experience teaching trainee barristers and solicitors in both jurisdictions (human rights and criminal practice). Jacqui's experience of public interest lawyering in the clinical human rights programme at Harvard Law School was instrumental to the approach she took to designing and establishing clinical programmes in the Centre for Access to Justice at UCL.

She is committed to partnership building at local, national and international level having worked as the founding Faculty coordinator of the global Law Without Walls programme and developed courses in conjunction with many local charities and NGOs (Liberty, FRU, Just for Kids Law, Amnesty International (UK)). Jacqui has been external examiner for clinical programmes at the University of Essex, served on the Access to Justice Committee of the Law Society of Scotland and acts as academic learning partner to grant making bodies and voluntary sector organisations.