Professor Lisa Webley is Head of Birmingham Law School and Chair in Legal Education and Research at the University of Birmingham, UK. She holds a Senior Research Fellowship at IALS, University of London. Her research concerns the regulation, education and ethicality and professionalism of the legal profession, and broader access to justice and rule of law concerns. She has been the Principal Investigator on several large research projects and has undertaken funded empirical research for public bodies and organisations including the European Commission and the Ministry of Justice. She is currently working on an Innovate UK funded project on the use of lawtech in the legal profession.
Professor Webley is General Editor of Legal Ethics and Chair of the International Working Group for the Comparative Study of the Legal Professions. She holds visiting professorships at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University Australia and at the University of Portsmouth, and has been a visiting scholar at Melbourne University and Hong Kong University. She is co-author (with Harriet Samuels) of the Complete Public Law: Text, Cases and Materials (OUP) and Legal Writing (Routledge). She was awarded the OUP Law Teacher of the Year prize 2016.