Dr Jacqueline Kinghan

  • Senior Lecturer in Social Change Legal Education (Law)

Biography

Jacqueline Kinghan is a Senior Lecturer in Social Change Legal Education. She has research expertise in access to justice, legal education and social movements. Jacqueline is a qualified barrister (2007 call) with a background broadly in social welfare, equality and human rights law. Her teaching and research explores the legal professional identity and values of social justice lawyers working across these areas.

Jacqueline works closely with charities, law centres and NGOs across the UK in considering how the use of legal tools might alleviate disadvantage and create social change. Her monograph Lawyers, Networks and Progressive Social Change: Lawyers Changing Lives was published by Hart in 2021. As an academic advisor to the Westminster Commission on the Sustainability of Legal Aid, she co-designed the most comprehensive workforce survey of legal aid lawyers conducted to date in England and Wales. The findings will be published by Hart in 2023 in an open access book, Legal Aid and The Future of Access to Justice.

Jacqueline previously held a Senior Lectureship in Law and Social Justice at Newcastle Law School and was the Co-Convenor of the Newcastle Forum for Human Rights and Social Justice. Prior to this, she was the founding Director of the UCL Centre for Access to Justice and established the clinical legal education programme at UCL Faculty of Laws, including a strategic litigation partnership with the charity Just for Kids Law and pro bono projects with local, national and international charities and NGOs. Together with colleagues, she had oversight of the UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (iLAC) in Stratford, East London. The Centre received the UCL Social Enterprise Award in 2015.

Research interests

Jacqueline’s studies the relationship between lawyers and social movements as well as the impact of different legal tools (advice and representation, policy advocacy, strategic litigation). Her work is also concerned with legal education in the UK and the extent to which it prepares students for careers as social justice lawyers.

Jacqueline has expertise in a range of research methodologies including ethnography, participatory action research, focus groups and large-scale surveys. She has published research reports in partnership with civil society organisations using the law and human rights based approaches across the UK. Her work includes scholarship on legal education and she is currently co-writing the first comprehensive student textbook on the theory and practice of clinical legal education (OUP, 2023).

Jacqueline is often consulted to support impact measurement and design monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks. Together with Professor Lisa Vanhala, UCL Political Science, Jacqueline acts as learning partner to funders, charities and government bodies. They have worked with organisations including the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Children in Need, the Lankelly Chase Foundation, The Baring Foundation, The Legal Education and the Public Law Project. In this capacity, Jacqueline regularly convenes and delivers workshops, expert roundtables and wider learning events across the UK.

Publications

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Number of items: 18.

2023

Kinghan, J., Mant, J., Newman, D. and Denvir, C. (2023) Legal Aid and the Future of Access to Justice. Hart Publishing: Oxford. (In Press)

2022

Kinghan, J. and Vanhala, L. (2022) Legal Action in an Emergency: Lessons from Covid-19 Grantmaking. Project Report. The Baring Foundation, London, UK.

Denvir, C., Kinghan, J., Mant, J., Newman, D. and Aristotle, S. (2022) We Are Legal Aid: Findings from the 2021 Legal Aid Census. Project Report. Legal Aid Practitioners Group, London, UK.

Kinghan, J. (2022) Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories from a System in Crisis , JONROBINS AND DANIELNEWMAN, Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2021, 224 pp., £9.99. Journal of Law and Society, 49(1), pp. 238-241. (doi: 10.1111/jols.12340)[Book Review]

Vanhala, L. and Kinghan, J. (2022) The ‘madness’ of accessing justice: legal mobilisation, welfare benefits and empowerment. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 44(1), pp. 22-41. (doi: 10.1080/09649069.2022.2028407)

2021

Kinghan, J. and Vanhala, L. (2021) Against Persons Unknown: A Case Study on the Use of Law by Self Organised Groups. Project Report. The Public Law Project, London, UK.

Kinghan, J. A. (2021) Lifetimes of commitment to law and social justice. In: Gordon, F. and Newman, D. (eds.) Leading Works in Law and Social Justice. Series: Analysing leading works in law. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 7-17. ISBN 9780367253974 (doi: 10.4324/9780429287572-2)

Kinghan, J., Lambe, S. and Vanhala, L. (2021) Justice First for Children and Young People: Learning about the Use of Law in the Children’s Sector. Documentation. The Legal Education Foundation.

Kinghan, J. (2021) Lawyers, Networks and Progressive Social Change: Lawyers Changing Lives. Hart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781509938094 (doi: 10.5040/9781509938124)

2020

Kinghan, J. and Vanhala, L. (2020) Supporting Systems Changers Through the Use of Collaborative Legal Approaches. Project Report. Public Law Project.

Kinghan, J., Vanhala, L. and Aristotle, S. (2020) Understanding How Our Legal Work Creates Change. Documentation. Equality and Human Rights Commissio, Manchester.

2019

Kinghan, J. and Vanhala, L. (2019) Transforming lives through law: ten examples from civil society organisations. Project Report. The Baring Foundation, London.

Vanhala, L. and Kinghan, J. (2019) Using the law to address unfair systems: a case study of the Personal Independence Payments legal challenge. Project Report. The Public Law Project.

2018

Vanhala, L. and Kinghan, J. (2018) Using the Law for Social Change: A Landscape Review. Discussion Paper. The Baring Foundation, London.

Vanhala, L. and Kinghan, J. (2018) Literature Review on the Use and Impact of Litigation. Project Report. The Public Law Project.

Kinghan, J. (2018) Teaching access to justice: cause lawyering and strategic litigation in a clinical context. In: Ashford, C. and McKeown, P. (eds.) Social Justice and Legal Education. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 7-23. ISBN 9781527506466

Kinghan, J. and Knowles, R. (2018) Striking a balance in clinical legal education : reimagining the role of the teaching-practitioner in casework partnerships. In: Linden, T., Vaughan, S., Malkani, B. and Lynch, T. (eds.) Reimagining Clinical Legal Education. Hart Publishing: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781509913527

2011

Vassiliou, A., Grundmann, S., Rinaldi, N., Brus, M., Kinghan, J., Pawłowicz, K. and Godt, C. (2011) Reviews of A.W. Heringa, MJ 18–3 (2011), p. 221–224. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 18(4), pp. 421-430. (doi: 10.1177/1023263X1101800403)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Sat Dec 3 03:28:39 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Vanhala, L. and Kinghan, J. (2022) The ‘madness’ of accessing justice: legal mobilisation, welfare benefits and empowerment. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 44(1), pp. 22-41. (doi: 10.1080/09649069.2022.2028407)

Books

Kinghan, J., Mant, J., Newman, D. and Denvir, C. (2023) Legal Aid and the Future of Access to Justice. Hart Publishing: Oxford. (In Press)

Kinghan, J. (2021) Lawyers, Networks and Progressive Social Change: Lawyers Changing Lives. Hart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781509938094 (doi: 10.5040/9781509938124)

Book Sections

Kinghan, J. A. (2021) Lifetimes of commitment to law and social justice. In: Gordon, F. and Newman, D. (eds.) Leading Works in Law and Social Justice. Series: Analysing leading works in law. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 7-17. ISBN 9780367253974 (doi: 10.4324/9780429287572-2)

Kinghan, J. (2018) Teaching access to justice: cause lawyering and strategic litigation in a clinical context. In: Ashford, C. and McKeown, P. (eds.) Social Justice and Legal Education. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 7-23. ISBN 9781527506466

Kinghan, J. and Knowles, R. (2018) Striking a balance in clinical legal education : reimagining the role of the teaching-practitioner in casework partnerships. In: Linden, T., Vaughan, S., Malkani, B. and Lynch, T. (eds.) Reimagining Clinical Legal Education. Hart Publishing: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781509913527

Book Reviews

Kinghan, J. (2022) Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories from a System in Crisis , JONROBINS AND DANIELNEWMAN, Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2021, 224 pp., £9.99. Journal of Law and Society, 49(1), pp. 238-241. (doi: 10.1111/jols.12340)[Book Review]

Vassiliou, A., Grundmann, S., Rinaldi, N., Brus, M., Kinghan, J., Pawłowicz, K. and Godt, C. (2011) Reviews of A.W. Heringa, MJ 18–3 (2011), p. 221–224. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 18(4), pp. 421-430. (doi: 10.1177/1023263X1101800403)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Kinghan, J. and Vanhala, L. (2022) Legal Action in an Emergency: Lessons from Covid-19 Grantmaking. Project Report. The Baring Foundation, London, UK.

Denvir, C., Kinghan, J., Mant, J., Newman, D. and Aristotle, S. (2022) We Are Legal Aid: Findings from the 2021 Legal Aid Census. Project Report. Legal Aid Practitioners Group, London, UK.

Kinghan, J. and Vanhala, L. (2021) Against Persons Unknown: A Case Study on the Use of Law by Self Organised Groups. Project Report. The Public Law Project, London, UK.

Kinghan, J., Lambe, S. and Vanhala, L. (2021) Justice First for Children and Young People: Learning about the Use of Law in the Children’s Sector. Documentation. The Legal Education Foundation.

Kinghan, J. and Vanhala, L. (2020) Supporting Systems Changers Through the Use of Collaborative Legal Approaches. Project Report. Public Law Project.

Kinghan, J., Vanhala, L. and Aristotle, S. (2020) Understanding How Our Legal Work Creates Change. Documentation. Equality and Human Rights Commissio, Manchester.

Kinghan, J. and Vanhala, L. (2019) Transforming lives through law: ten examples from civil society organisations. Project Report. The Baring Foundation, London.

Vanhala, L. and Kinghan, J. (2019) Using the law to address unfair systems: a case study of the Personal Independence Payments legal challenge. Project Report. The Public Law Project.

Vanhala, L. and Kinghan, J. (2018) Using the Law for Social Change: A Landscape Review. Discussion Paper. The Baring Foundation, London.

Vanhala, L. and Kinghan, J. (2018) Literature Review on the Use and Impact of Litigation. Project Report. The Public Law Project.

This list was generated on Sat Dec 3 03:28:39 2022 GMT.

Additional information

Jacqueline was awarded a Kennedy scholarship (Harvard Law School, 2005), Queen Mother Scholarship (Middle Temple, 2007) and an AHRC PhD Studentship (Goldsmiths, 2015-2018).

She has previously been appointed as a member of the Access to Justice Committee of the Law Society of Scotland and part-time member of the Scottish Human Rights Commission.