Before embarking on my PhD, I gained an LLB in Law, and an MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice at Keele. My MA dissertation focused on equality legislative frameworks and their impact on Muslim women lawyers. My PhD thesis concerns the experiences of Muslim women solicitors working within the legal profession.

My research interests include Legal Professionalism, Identity, Religion and Society.

I am a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, and a PGR representative for Law.


Level 1 Legal Skills

Level 2 Contract Law: When things go wrong

Level 2 Lawyers in Society


'An exploration into the role of structural constraints in a post-professional era, through a case study of Muslim women solicitors’ (March 2013) Conference Paper presented to the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Research project

Thesis Topic (Faculty funded GTA Studentship): The Experiences of Muslim Women Solicitors Working within the Legal Profession.

My research explores the experiences of Muslim women solicitors within the Legal Profession. It is concerned particularly with how these marginal actors experience legal professional identity in a post-professional era, and with the extent to which these individuals have the capacity to, and are able to exert agency in order to, influence the structural forces within the profession.

Prof. Andrew Francis
Prof. Marie-Andree Jacob

School of Law
Keele University
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