Dr Sonya Onwu

Dr Sonya Onwu

LAWS Programme Director

LSE Law School

Room No
New Academic Building 6.02A
Key Expertise
Legal skills

About me

Sonya joined the LSE in 2017 and is an Assistant Professor (Education). She 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. She held the position of Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for Law at Canterbury Christ Church University, before moving on to become the Head of Law at Coventry University London.

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. She teaches LL100 Law Study Skills, and Legal Ethics at LSE.

Whilst at the LSE, Sonya has been awarded two SPARKS grants, and was the recipient of an Inclusive Education Action Plan Fellowship looking at how to decolonise the Law School’s curriculum. Her current work considers the role that foundational legal study skills plays in upholding the hierarchy, so impeding efforts to decolonise law.