Janine Griffiths-Baker

Janine Griffiths-Baker

Dean

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Heads of School

Role

Professor Griffiths-Baker was appointed Dean of Nottingham Law School in November 2014 having previously been Dean of the Faculty of Business and Society at the University of South Wales.

Janine studied law as an undergraduate at Cardiff University, where she graduated with an LLB (Hons). She joined the University of Bristol in 1994 and successfully completed an LLM in International Commercial Law before winning a scholarship to pursue full-time research for a PhD which she was awarded in 2000.

She has been instrumental in promoting ethical behaviour within the legal profession, both through her own research and as an editor of the international journal Legal Ethics. Her work has been widely referred to both nationally and internationally. The American Bar Association made use of Janine’s research in reviewing its codes of professional conduct and in 2003 she was appointed to the Law Society’s working party on conflicts. She frequently acts as a consultant on regulatory issues to national associations and prominent City law firms. In 2008 Janine was appointed as a Professor of Law.

During her career, Janine has taught criminal law, the law of evidence, legal ethics and the law of property at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level. She welcomes applications from research students in these areas.

Career overview

2013 – 2014 Dean of the Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales

2011 – 2013 Deputy Principal, St. Mary’s University College, London

2009 – 2011 Associate Dean and Head of School of Law, University of Bedfordshire

2004 – 2008 Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Bristol

1999 – 2004 Senior Lecturer and Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol

1996 – 1999 Tutor in Law, University of Bristol

Press expertise

  • Legal Ethics
  • Conflicts of Interest and Professional Regulation
  • Legal Profession
  • Legal Education