Professor Jenny Chapman

Professor Jenny Chapman

Executive Dean
Nottingham Law School
Nottingham Trent University
UK

Jenny Chapman, LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., Solicitor, PFHEA, is the Executive Dean of Nottingham Law School (NLS), one of the UKs largest and most established law schools. She combines extensive senior academic experience with a legal practitioner background to provide strategic and academic leadership across NLS and the NLS Legal Advice Centre. She is a Principal Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy for her commitment to outstanding academic practice and a sustained and effective record of developments with national impact. She is also a Trustee of the National Justice Museum, sits on the Council of Nottinghamshire Law Society, and has worked with numerous legal regulators, educational and charitable organisations over the course of her career. She led on the development of the NLS Legal Advice Centre, the first publicly funded university in the UK to create a teaching law firm under the Solicitors Regulation Authority Alternative Business Structure regulations. The Centre has recovered over £4 million in compensation and benefits for clients over the last 5 years, and won multiple national awards for its commitment to providing access to justice, most recently both ABS of the Year and Paralegal of the Year at the UK’s Modern Law Awards 2020.