BiographyFiona Cownie holds undergraduate degrees in English Language and Literature from Bristol University and in Law from the University of Leicester. She has a Master's degree in Law from the London School of Economics. She is a qualified teacher and barrister, and is a former part-time Tribunal Judge. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Fiona Cownie's research focuses on legal education, including the theoretical basis of law teaching, the culture of law schools and the professional identities of academic lawyers. She has also written about teaching practice and about the place of women in the law school.