Fiona  Cownie Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Fiona Cownie

Professor of Law Emerita
Keele University

Fiona Cownie is a leading expert on legal education, having published widely in the area for several decades. Her approach to research is interdisciplinary and focuses on the culture of law schools and the professional identities of legal academics. Some of her work has a historical perspective, including her research Claire alley, the first woman in the United Kingdom to become a Professor of Law.

Subjects: Education, Law


Fiona 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.


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