Chris Broad

Senior Lecturer in Law, Programme Leader Undergraduate Courses

I graduated from the University of Hull in 1982 with a BA in Law and Sociology, followed by a year working in a Criminal Law Practice before I took my Law Society Final Exams at the then Manchester Polytechnic in 1984.

I undertook articles with a Liverpool law firm and having qualified as a solicitor in 1986, I worked in private practice for the next 15 years of my career, specialising in Criminal defence work and industrial injury/disease litigation. I returned to higher education in 2001, initially teaching on Legal Practice Course programmes prior to becoming involved solely with  undergraduate law programmes. I joined the University of Chester Law School  two years after it opened and have been the Undergraduate Programme leader for the last 5 years.

Additionally, I am part of the Departmental admissions team and I also act as the Career link Tutor for the Department.

I obtained an MA in Legal Education from the University of Chester in 2015


M.A   FHEA   Solicitor of the Supreme Court


I am Module Leader for the Criminal Law module in the second year, along with the Law Experiential project module, a Law School alternative to Work Based Learning.

At Level 6, I am Module Leader for the optional modules in Evidence and also Introduction to Criminology.


My current research interests are primarily within the area of experiential learning,in particular the comparative law dimension of this.

Published work



Joint presenter : Managing the expectation – reality gap : Assisting transition to HE and engaging undergraduate students
HEA What Works? Conference,York

Poster presentation:  Expectation – reality gaps: What do UG students ‘expect’  and can we manage  expectation in a way that enhances engagement and the student experience?
SLS Conference, Bristol


Poster presentation: ‘Great Expectations’:  UG Law Students Expectation in the Context of the LETR
SLS Conference, Edinburgh


Poster presentation: Comparative Experiential Legal Learning: Anglo- German Student Perspectives.
ALT Conference, Newcastle