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Jill Alexander

Associate Professor

Department: Northumbria Law School

Jill is a Principal Lecturer at the School of Law having joined Northumbria University in 1994. Jill is a dual qualified Scottish- English lawyer and prior to joining Northumbria University worked in leading commercial law firms where she specialised in commercial property.

Jill has been responsible for the design and development of numerous new modules and enhancement of existing modules using innovative learning and teaching methods as module tutor and programme director.  She teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the Faculty of Business and Law, including Property Law and Practice, Solicitors’ Accounts, Land Law and Key Skills for Employability.

Jill has extensive leadership experience across a range of different groups and has led on a number of Teaching and Learning initiatives as well as contributed across Departmental, Faculty and University committees. Jill has created and coordinated a flexible and wide-ranging employability strategy to support law students through their academic journey into the graduate market.

Jill is a Fellow of the HEA and an external examiner.

Key Publications

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  • The Fairness Project, McKee, T., Nir, R., Alexander, J., Griffiths, E., Dargue, P., Hervey, T. 13 Aug 2020, In: Law Teacher
  • ‘Think about what our industry stands for...’, Mullen, E., Alexander, J., Coates, N. 3 Sep 2019, In: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
  • Stakeholder perceptions of Clinical Legal Education within an employability context, Alexander, J., Boothby, C. 12 Dec 2018, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • The Fairness Project: Doing what we can, where we are, Alexander, J., Griffiths, E., Mckee, T., Nir, R., Hervey, T. 1 Jun 2018, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Brown Shoes? Interrogating hidden inequality and diversity barriers in the graduate labour market, Griffiths, E., Grisedale, J., McKee, T., Nir, R. 7 Dec 2017
  • The Fairness Project: equipping students to maximise their employability through understanding and responding to inequality and unfair diversity, McKee, T., Nir, R., Griffiths, E., Grisedale, J., Hervey, T. 5 Jul 2017
  • The Fairness Project: equipping students to maximise their employability through understanding and responding to inequality and unfair diversity, McKee, T., Nir, R., Hervey, T., Griffiths, E., Alexander, J. 5 Sep 2017
  • Conveyancing Practice (76th ed 2016), Alexander, J. Dec 2016
  • Future-Proofing law clinic, Alexander, J., Boothby, C. 23 Jun 2016
  • Future-proofing Law Clinic – Aligning the Law Clinic Curriculum/Experience with Employer Expectations to Enhance Employability, Alexander, J., Boothby, C. 22 Mar 2016


  • PGCUTL June 30 1995
  • Law PGCE August 26 1994
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014

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