Portrait of Dr Marie Kerin

Dr Marie Kerin

Lecturer in Law
Deputy Director of Education (Stage 2)


Dr Kerin joined KLS in January 2018 as a Lecturer in Law, having taught for the School since 2012. Marie is also a graduate of the University of Kent, with an MA in Reasoning from the Centre for Reasoning, and a PhD in Law from KLS. Marie also obtained a PGCHE in 2020.

Dr Kerin is currently the Deputy Director of Education for Stage 2 of the undergraduate LLB programme, where her focus is to support the School in developing and delivering educational strategies and academic support so that students can achieve the best degree result they can.

Dr Kerin teaches on modules across the undergraduate programme, including co-convening A Critical Introduction to Law, and Foundations of Property, and convening English Legal Systems and Skills, and Legal Ethics.

Dr Kerin is a member of the University of Kent’s Centre for Reasoning and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  

Research interests

Dr Kerin's research interests primarily lie in legal theory (jurisprudence) and philosophy of law, with an emphasis on epistemology, the philosophy of language, and legal reasoning. Dr Kerin’s PhD thesis explored our understanding of disagreement and dissent in judicial decision-making, and this continues to be her main focus.

In addition, Dr Kerin’s research interests include widening participation and student success, fuelled by her previous work as a practitioner in this area. Marie is particularly interested in academic skills development and is currently researching the impact of skills development provision on degree outcomes in KLS. 



  • A Critical Introduction to Law: LAWS3130
  • English Legal Systems and Skills: LAWS3270
  • Foundations of Property: LAWS3160
  • Legal Ethics: LAWS6170 
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