Portsmouth Law School


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Ms Caroline Strevens

  • Qualifications: LL.B(Exeter University), Solicitor, SFHEA
  • Role Title: Head of School, Reader in Legal Education
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844240
  • Email: caroline.strevens@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Portsmouth Law School
  • Faculty: Faculty of Business and Law


My academic career was preceded by a career in legal practice as a Solicitor. I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2001 to establish the suite of qualifying law degrees and to expand the LLM programmes.  I was appointed the first Head of Department when the School of Law was formed in 2008.

I continue to use my connections with legal practice to benefit the student experience and to ensure our curriculum remains current. My experience and achievements have resulted in my appointment as a representative for JASB and my appointment by the QAA to the panel requested to review the Law Subject benchmark statement in June 2014.  I am an active member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Law Teachers and Convenor of the Legal Education section for the Society of Legal Scholars and a member of their legal education sub committee. I was promoted to Reader in Legal Education in 2015. 

My primary research area is legal education including experiential learning through simulation and through live client clinic and more recently I have been investigating how principles of positive psychology may influence wellbeing of staff and students in Higher Education.

My book Legal Education: Simulation in Theory and Practice was published in 2014 by Ashgate. My current project  entitled Perceptions of Wellbeing in Law Teachers has been funded by the Legal Education Research Betwork.


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