Keren Lloyd Bright is a Senior Lecturer in Law. She was the Law School's Programme Director for over five years (2008 - 2013). During this period, Keren successfully completed the university's Academic Leadership Development Programme and was elected as a faculty representative on the university's senate.
Keren was educated at the University of Bristol (degree in geography and sociology) and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London (Masters' degree in anthropology, ethnography and history in sub-Saharan Africa). She was awarded legal academic, vocational and professional qualifications by the Universities of Oxford, Oxford Brookes and Cambridge. Keren qualified as a solicitor and dealt with contentious and non-contentious business law in a media context (defamation, employment, intellectual property, company and commercial).
From 1998 to 2005, Keren was Principal Lecturer in Business Law at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice. She was a member of the senior management team and course leader for Intellectual Property, Private Acquisitions and Business Accounts. During this time, Keren secured 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.
From 2006 to 2011, Keren held a consultancy with the UK Centre for Legal Education. 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 at universities across the UK and additionally, the authoring of teaching and assessment resources for law lecturers.
In 2017, Keren was successful in her application for Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
Keren's current research interests include:
Keren has presented many papers at conferences in the UK and Italy. Please see the Orcid web link to 'Publications and presentations'.
Keren's current teaching interests include:
Keren has authored module units (chapters) for most of these subjects. Previous teaching responsibilities have included the following areas of law: contract, company, commercial, insolvency, personal and business taxation, intellectual property, employment and family law.
Keren has held an appointment as External Adviser to Bristol Law School (UWE). She has also been appointed as an external panel member for validation of undergraduate law degrees at both Manchester Law School (MMU) and the University of London (International Programme).
For five years Keren held a consultancy with the UK Centre for Legal Education. 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 at universities across the UK and additionally, the authoring of teaching and assessment resources for law lecturers.
During her term of office as Programme Director at the Open University Law School, Keren worked in collaboration with her counterparts at the University of Law to deliver the OU law degree. Keren also had involvement in the collaboration with ACAS to create an OU postgraduate qualification for their advisers.
At the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Keren was jointly responsible for mediating the Institute's relationship with eight leading City law firms, BPP Law School and Nottingham Law School in delivering the 'City LPC'.
Between 2011 and 2015, Keren was a member of the UK national executive committee of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association and Editor of its Newsletter, which is distributed to Law Schools across the Commonwealth.