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Meet the Open Justice team

The Open Justice team manage the Open Justice Centre and activities. You can find out more about the team members below.

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Jon-Paul Knight, Open Justice Centre Manager

Jon-Paul is the manager of the Open Justice Centre and most recently worked as a Project Manager on the new LLB production. He is responsible for coordinating the work of Open Justice, and supports the work of the Law Clinic and the public legal education activities.

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Dr Emma Jones, Senior Lecturer in Law

Emma originally qualified as a solicitor and dealt with both contentious and non-contentious construction and technical contract claims. She also undertook pro bono work, including mentoring law students at a local law clinic. Her research interests focus on the role of emotion and wellbeing within legal education and legal practice.

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Hugh McFaul, Lecturer in Law

Hugh is a lecturer in law and a non-practising barrister. He is responsible for the operation and supervision of the Open Justice Public Legal Education activities. Hugh is currently chair of W360 Justice in action.

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Francine Ryan, Lecturer in Law

Francine originally qualified as a solicitor and specialised in complex litigation claims. She was involved in pro bono work supervising trainee solicitors at a local law clinic. Francine is responsible for managing the Law Clinic. Her research interests focus on legal education in particular online learning and the impact technology is having on the legal profession.

Keren Lloyd Bright, Senior Lecturer in Law

Keren originally qualified as a solicitor and dealt with contentious and non-contentious business law in a media context (employment, defamation, company and commercial). Keren is responsible for the Open Justice prison projects. Her research interests are diverse and include legal ethics; cultural property; and prison-based public legal education.

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Neil Graffin, Lecturer in Law

Neil is a Lecturer in Law at the Open University, specialising in human rights and asylum law. Neil is particularly interested in the role that law students and legal educators have in advancing social justice through pro-bono public legal education (PLE). Within the Open Justice team, Neil co-ordinates online PLE activities, the Open Justice week, PLE activities in schools and secure environments, the Open Justice blog, and the Freedom Law Clinic, as well as a number of other activities.

Contact us

For further information, or if you have a question which is not covered online, please get in touch with the Open Justice team.

Upcoming Events

Sep 5

Critical Legal Conference 2018 Doctoral Workshop

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Contact: Critical Legal Conference 2018 Team

Sep 6

Critical Legal Conference 2018 - Regeneration

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 09:30 to Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 15:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Contact: Critical Legal Conference 2018 Team

Sep 20

The Futures of Legal Education and Practice Annual Conference 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

Michael Young Building, The Open University Business School, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Contact: Conference Events Team

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