Portsmouth Law School
Ms Caroline Strevens
- Qualifications: LL.B(Exeter University), Solicitor, SFHEA
- Role Title: Head of School, Reader in Legal Education
- Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
- Telephone: 02392844240
- Email: email@example.com
- Department: Portsmouth Law School
- Faculty: Faculty of Business and Law
My academic career was preceded by a career in legal practice as a Solicitor. I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2001 to establish the suite of qualifying law degrees and to expand the LLM programmes. I was appointed the first Head of Department when the School of Law was formed in 2008.
I continue to use my connections with legal practice to benefit the student experience and to ensure our curriculum remains current. My experience and achievements have resulted in my appointment as a representative for JASB and my appointment by the QAA to the panel requested to review the Law Subject benchmark statement in June 2014. I am an active member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Law Teachers and Convenor of the Legal Education section for the Society of Legal Scholars and a member of their legal education sub committee. I was promoted to Reader in Legal Education in 2015.
My primary research area is legal education including experiential learning through simulation and through live client clinic and more recently I have been investigating how principles of positive psychology may influence wellbeing of staff and students in Higher Education.
My book Legal Education: Simulation in Theory and Practice was published in 2014 by Ashgate. My current project entitled Perceptions of Wellbeing in Law Teachers has been funded by the Legal Education Research Betwork.