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Dr Anna Kawalek

Dr Anna Kawalek
Contact Details
Dr Anna Kawalek


Leeds Law School

0113 81 22972 A.Kawalek@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Anna Kawalek

"Dr. Kawalek is currently the leading expert on Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the UK. She is also trustee and a member of the Advisory Board for the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, and is currently developing her publications in this area.

Previously, Anna has worked at Sheffield Hallam University, starting in September 2015 as a PhD Student. During her time at Sheffield Hallam, she progressed from Doctoral Researcher, to Associate Lecturer, and latterly, a full time Law Lecturer.

She was appointed as a Law Lecturer at Leeds Beckett in May 2019 to focus on her research outputs and to develop of the teaching and learning on the LLB and GDL programmes. "

Current Teaching

  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law
  • GDL
  • LLB

Research Interests

"Dr. Kawalek's research interests specialise in Drug Courts, Problem-Solving Justice, Specialist Courts, Justice Innovation, Comprehensive Law Approaches, Restorative Justice, and Social Justice amongst Marginalised Groups. However, her leading expertise is in Therapeutic Jurisprudence within the UK. 

Anna's most recent work (her doctoral thesis) examined the therapeutic quality of Manchester Review Court from a jurisprudential perspective. She is currently working on publication of this work into a book. The book is predicted as having significant impacts on the operation of the specialist court at Manchester, in particular, the therapeutic practices and values of the judiciary.  

Anna is also an expert in empirical methods, and has a Professional Qualification in this area. Anna is particularly fascinated by epistemological enquiry and its translation into empirical methodology.

As a socio-legal researcher, Anna is currently seeking to supervise PhD students interested in the above areas. "

Selected Publications

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