Keren Bright is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Open University Law School. She was the Law School's Programme Director for over five years (2008 - 2013).
Keren was educated at the University of Bristol and the University of London, where she read for a Masters degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She achieved other academic and professional qualifications at the Universities of Oxford, Oxford Brookes and Cambridge. Keren qualified as a solicitor in a practice specialising in media law and undertook contentious and non-contentious work in the defamation, employment, company and commercial fields of legal practice.
Keren was Principal Lecturer in Business Law at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice for seven years (1998 - 2005). She was a member of the senior management team and course leader for Intellectual Property, Private Acquisitions and Business Accounts. During this period, she enjoyed a sabbatical with the clinical law programme at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and a placement in the intellectual property department of Linklaters, a leading global law firm.
Keren held a consultancy for five years with The UK Centre for Legal Education (2006 - 2011). UKCLE was the law subject centre of the Higher Education Academy and was based at the University of Warwick. The consultancy involved the professional development of law lecturers in universities across the UK and also the writing of teaching and assessment resources for law lecturers.
Intellectual Property, Negligence and Legal Education
Contract, Tort, Company and Commercial Law
For five years Keren Bright held a consultancy with The UK Centre for Legal Education (2006 - 2011). UKCLE was the law subject centre of the Higher Education Academy and was based at the University of Warwick. Her consultancy involved the professional development of law lecturers in universities across the UK and also the writing of teaching and assessment resources for law lecturers.
Keren Bright has held an appointment as External Adviser to the Law School of the University of the West of England and has been an External Member of a Law Degree Revalidation Panel at the Law School of Manchester Metropolitan University.
Keren is a member of the UK executive committee of The Commonwealth Legal Education Association and Editor of its Newsletter, which is distributed to Law Schools across the Commonwealth.