Dr Sonya Onwu

Dr Sonya Onwu

LAWS Programme Director

Department of Law

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New Academic Building 5.07

About me

Sonya is the Director of the Department’s undergraduate Legal Academic Writing Skills (LAWS) programme. The programme is designed to assist students in the development of the technical and transferable skills that are essential not only for the successful completion of the degree, but also for their future employability in the legal profession.

Sonya completed her doctorate and LLB at the University of Kent at Canterbury, where she taught on the LLB for over 10 years as a Specialist Associate Lecturer. Upon completion of her PhD, she was appointed Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for Law at Canterbury Christ Church University where she taught for five years, before moving on to become the Head of Law at Coventry University London Campus.

Sonya is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has taught a wide range of law modules over the last 15 years, including legal theory, medical ethics, human rights, family law, feminism, and race. Over the years, she has worked extensively to develop and integrate legal skills, both practical and academic, into her curriculum.