Research at Leeds Beckett
About Katherine Langley
A trained court advocate, Katherine specialised in Immigration, Asylum and Human Rights Law in addition to Mental Health Law in a varied public and private practice before qualifying as a Lecturer in 2015.
Qualified at the Bar in 2009, Katherine has had a varied practice, representing clients at Tribunal hearing in the First and Upper Tier and has also been involved in Court of Appeal and Judicial Review work.
Katherine qualified as a Lecturer in 2015, and worked within a predominantly clinical legal education setting at Teesside University before moving to Leeds Becket in 2016. She has a special interest in improving clinical education as a means of legal education. Katherine teaches principally on the Criminal Law team, but has also been Module Leader for Equity and Trusts, and for Advocacy, as well as teaching a Vocational Coroner's Law and Administration Course.
Katherine is currently undertaking her PhD qualification.
- Criminal Law
- Applied Criminal Law
- Coroners Law and Administration
- Equity and Trusts
Katherine is currently undertaking a PhD on the potential effect of the Brexit vote upon the human rights of refugees, and in addition, the effectiveness of 1951 Refugee Convention on protecting those rights.
Katherine's further interests are in how can clinical legal education be built further into the qualifying degree to ensure a spiral approach curriculum, and wider, more transferable analytical skills for future employment. Should reflective practice be introduced earlier within legal education?