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Paul McKeown is an Associate Professor and Head of Education at Northumbria Law School.

He graduated from the University of Durham with LLB (Hons) in 2001.  Following successful completion of the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University, he undertook a training contract and was admitted as a solicitor on 1 September 2005.  Paul joined Northumbria University in 2007 as a solicitor tutor supervising students in the multi-award winning Student Law Office.  He specialises in the areas of housing, employment and civil litigation.

His research interests are in the field of clinical legal education, with the current focus on the development of values through clinical legal education.  Paul was awarded his PhD entitled 'We Don't Need No Thought Control: What is the Intent and Impact of Teaching Values in Clinical Legal Education" in 2020. 

Paul has been a board member of the European Network for Clinical Legal Education (ENCLE) since its establishment in 2013.  He was elected President of ENCLE in 2019.

Research interests

Clinical Legal Education and Professional Development

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, "We Don't Need No Thought Control": What is the Intent and Impact of Teaching Values in Clinical Legal Education, Northumbria University

Award Date: 29 Jul 2020

Teaching & Learning, PCAPL

11 Oct 200731 Dec 2099

Award Date: 11 Oct 2007

Law, PGDip

1 Sept 200231 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 2002

Law, LLB (Hons)

1 Oct 199831 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Oct 1998

External positions

European Network for Clinical Legal Education

1 Oct 2013 → …


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