Ms Karen Lawson

Job: Senior Lecturer in Law

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 250 6501




Personal profile

Karen Lawson qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and worked at various regional firms in the East Midlands, specialising in employment law. In 2015 Karen was awarded an LLM in Employment law and practice from De Montfort University, having studied on their distance learning programme while working as a solicitor. In 2016 Karen joined the University of Northampton as a Senior Lecturer in Law. In 2017 Karen began teaching part time at De Montfort University on the LLM Employment law programme. In May 2018 Karen joined De Montfort University on a full time basis as a Senior Lecturer in Law.

Research interests/expertise

Employment law.

Areas of teaching

Employment law; Legal skills and the English Legal System.


  • A 2:1 (upper second) B.A Hons undergraduate degree in History and Politics from the University of Nottingham.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) from Nottingham Law School, both with Commendation (equivalent to a 2:1).
  • Qualified as a solicitor in 2001.
  • LLM in Employment Law with Distinction from De Montfort University awarded in 2015.

Courses taught

LLM Employment law and practice; LLB and Legal Practice Course

Honours and awards

Lexis Nexus prize for the highest overall mark on the LLM Employment law programme at De Montfort University, May 2015.

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Member of the Law Society
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy