Staff Profile: Jennifer Lesley Hulme


University of Wolverhampton Law School


Senior Lecturer, Faculty Enabling Tutor

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 322211



University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
MC Building
City Campus North


Jennifer studied law at Staffordshire University as a mature student after spending much of her adult life abroad. She graduated in 1996 and then enrolled as a post-graduate at the same institution. She achieved a Masters of Law with Distinction in Critical Legal Studies in 1998.

In 2001 Jennifer joined the School of Legal Studies at the University of Wolverhampton.

Areas of expertise

Jennifer teaches Tort Law and Medical Law but her other teaching responsibilities cross disciplines. She teaches Criminal Justice, Legal Issues and Human Rights and Victims and Offenders. The last two modules were newly developed and validated for the academic year 2015/16 and are taught to students of criminology, criminal justice, and social policy as well as students studying for joint law/criminal justice degrees.

Jennifer also supervises undergraduate and post-graduate dissertations. Her particular areas of expertise focus on the law relating to assisted suicide and euthanasia and the difficulties in bringing successful prosecutions for the crime of rape.

Academic qualifications

Master of Laws with Distinction (Critical Legal Studies)

LLB (Hons)

Research interests

Gender and the Criminal Justice System

Jennifer is interested in gender equality and the law. She is currently working on a piece for the Women's Legal Landmarks initiative.