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Mr Alan Russell

Mr Alan Russell

russela7@lsbu.ac.uk

Law

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Law in the School of Law and Social Sciences and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am also a practising solicitor.

I was the founding Director of the award-winning LSBU Legal Advice Clinic (LAC), an innovative student led public drop-in social welfare law advice service for London. The LAC has re-established LSBU as one of the leading centres of clinical legal education in the UK.

I have also been Director of University College London's Centre for Access to Justice.

My research interests are in the areas of clinical legal education and access to justice. I have spoken on these topics at numerous national and international conferences.

I am currently engaged in a research project examining the impact of extended clinical placements on the progression and attainment of undergraduate LLB students. The results are to be published in the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education.

I am engaged in an ongoing joint research project considering methods for the expansion of clinical legal education in Brazilian and South American law schools.

Courses taught

Law - LLB (Hons)

Law Conversion Course: incorporating the CPE / LLM

BA Hons Social Sciences

Kings College London & London School of Economics

1984
1987
Solictor of the Supreme Court

College of Law

1987
1989
Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

London South Bank University

2013
2014
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Higher Education Academy (HEA)

2015
2015
Ulster University
External examiner

LLM in Clinical Legal Education and Access to Justice

September 2016
September 2021

Legal Employability: Clinic, CILEx and Training Reform – Threats and Opportunities for Law Schools
Russell, AC and Unger, AS (2017). Legal Employability: Clinic, CILEx and Training Reform – Threats and Opportunities for Law Schools. HEA Annual Conference 2017 ‘Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight’. Manchester University 04 - 06 Jul 2017

The impact of extended clinical placements on student academic achievement: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University
Russell, AC, Unger, AD and Evans, C (2017). The impact of extended clinical placements on student academic achievement: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University. 15th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference ‘Bringing It All Together: Clinical Legal Educators in the 21st Century University’. Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK 03 - 05 Jul 2017

The impact of extended clinical placements on overall student academic attainment: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University
Russell, AC and Evans, C (2017). The impact of extended clinical placements on overall student academic attainment: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University. Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, ‘Foundations and Futures’. Portsmouth University, Portsmouth, UK 10 - 11 Apr 2017

Clinical Legal Education: Quality & Supervision
Russell, AC (2016). Clinical Legal Education: Quality & Supervision. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education. 24 (1), pp. 88-114. https://doi.org/10.19164/ijcle.v24i1.581

Clinical Legal Education in the UK – Running Drop-in Advice Services in an University Setting
Russell, AC (2014). Clinical Legal Education in the UK – Running Drop-in Advice Services in an University Setting. 9th Public and Private Justice: Dispute Resolution in Modern Societies Conference, ‘Procedural Human Rights and Access to Justice in the World of Emergencies and Economic Crisis’. Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia 26 - 30 May 2014 London South Bank University.

Running Drop-In Advice Services in a University Setting
Russell, AC (2012). Running Drop-In Advice Services in a University Setting. 10th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference. Durham University, Durham UK 11 - 13 Jul 2012 International journal of Clinical Legal Education.

Clinical Legal Education - Running Drop-in Advice Services in a University Setting
Russell, AC and Russell, J (2012). Clinical Legal Education - Running Drop-in Advice Services in a University Setting. Higher Education Academy Social Sciences Conference, ‘Ways of Knowing, Ways of Learning’. Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK 28 - 29 May 2012 Higher Education Academy.