Conference Speaker Profile
Name: Rachel Stalker
Professional Title: SOlicitor, Senior Lecturer, Legal Advice Centre Coordinator
Affiliation: Liverpool John Moores University
Country: United Kingdom
Title of Presentation(s):
- Compasses And Clocks: Clinical Identity And The Litigant In Person
Short Bio: Rachel read Jurisprudence at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 2002. She undertook her training contract at Linklaters in 2003-2005, including six months working pro bono for human rights charity Liberty. Following her qualification as a Solicitor, Rachel returned to her native city of Liverpool and spent seven years as a litigator in private practice, latterly at Addleshaw Goddard LLP in Manchester. Her areas of expertise include commercial litigation, finance and banking disputes, professional negligence, and contentious trusts and probate. Rachel joined the School of Law as a Senior Lecturer in February 2013, teaching on the LPC and GDL. She also established the School’s Legal Advice Centre in April 2013, building on a long tradition of community and pro bono work at LJMU. Students may now volunteer in family law, employment law, commercial and wills & administration advice clinics, with three further clinics planned for the academic year 2015-16. The Legal Advice Centre was nominated for two LawWorks & Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2015 (Best Contribution by a Law School and Best New Student Pro Bono Activity). Rachel’s research interests centre on clinical legal education, especially in the context of ethical/jurisprudential issues and access to justice.
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