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Mrs Charlotte Harrison

  • Qualifications: LLB (Hons), MA, Solicitor (non-practising), FHEA
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Law programmes
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844021
  • Email: charlotte.harrison@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Law
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School

Biography

I gained my LL.B. at the University of Southampton and completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law, Guildford. I started my career in the City with Berwin Leighton Paisner and later worked for the Southampton offices of Shoosmiths and Clarke Willmott. During my time in practice, I specialised in commercial contracts, data protection law and Freedom of Information Act issues.

I joined the University in 2007 as a Senior Lecturer. Having previously acted as Admissions Tutor and Employability Coordinator, I was appointed as the Director of Quality and Curriculum (Associate Head) for the School of Law in February 2011.  I took up my current role as Director of Clinical Legal Education & Employability in April 2015. In this role, I am responsible for the strategic development of the School of Law’s employability initiatives and experiential learning opportunities, including CLE and placements.

Teaching Responsibilities

Since joining the University, I have taught and co-ordinated a number of undergraduate and postgraduate law units, including Contract Law, Research & Professional Development, English Legal System, Current Legal Issues, CILEX Level 6 Client Care Skills, and Legal Approach to Business. I have also taught Introduction to Business Law to non-law undergraduate students in the Business School, and have designed and delivered master classes and taster sessions in Contract Law to MBA students and Part 3 Architecture students. 

Research

I have an MA Learning & Teaching from the University of Portsmouth. My dissertation was a case study exploring perceptions and reported confidence of Level 5 Law students in terms of career planning and readiness for the graduate recruitment market before and after engagement with a simulated recruitment process.

I am currently engaged in a longitudinal study of second year undergraduate Law students which explores the extent to which students’ self-perceived employability and confidence changes before, during and after engagement with a dedicated employability unit. The research also explores the impact those changes might have on students’ job search behaviours and career planning quality

C Harrison, From student to solicitor: the complete guide to securing a training contract (2nd edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2015).

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