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Elizabeth Conaghan

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  • Director of Academic Tutoring
  • Mooting Co-ordinator
  • Chair of the Teaching Excellence and Enhancement Committee 

Areas of interest

Elizabeth's PGCAP dissertation researched gender differences in tutorial and seminar participation. Her pedagogic interests include emotion in learning, law and psychology and epistemology.


Elizabeth teaches on the following modules:

  • Commercial Law (Module Co-convenor)
  • Contract Law
  • Family Law
  • Law and Society (Module Co-convenor)


Elizabeth read cognitive neurosciences at the University of Oxford as her undergraduate degree (BA (Joint Hons) Psychology & Physiology). Her dissertation researched the prevalence of dieting in school-age children and she was awarded first prize for an article submitted to the European Eating Disorders Review (Errington, E. "What Information would be Important to Give to the Family of an Individual with Bulimia Or Anorexia Nervosa?", European Eating Disorders Review, vol. 2/no. 3, (1994), pp. 168–172.)

She undertook a postgraduate Diploma in Law and trained as a barrister. She was called to the Bar in 2000.

During her legal training she was a scholar of The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and won first place in The Times Law Award, in conjunction with 1 Essex Court (Errington, Elizabeth. "The Lions Start to Roar; Law", The Times (London, England),1997, pp. 41.)

She was also selected by Middle Temple to represent the Inn at an international debating competition at Yale University. (Elizabeth was previously a member of the England team at the World Schools' Debating Championships and was a tournament adjudicator at the World University Debating Championships.)

During Elizabeth's tenancy at common law chambers in Gray's Inn Square she was awarded a year's secondment to the House of Lords to work as a judicial assistant to the Law Lords (now the Supreme Court). She has also worked as a lawyer in central government dealing with public law and human rights litigation.

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Oxford)
  • Barrister