Staff profile

Professor Julian Webb

Associate Lecturer




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Criminology and Social Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


I'm an associate lecturer with Derby Law School specialising in legal ethics and legal education.

I also teach at Melbourne Law School (Australia) and am an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Exeter.

Professional interests

From 1998 to 2008, I was a founding editor of the international journal Legal Ethics.

I am currently a member of the advisory boards for four academic journals:

I also edit, with Professor John Paterson (University of Aberdeen), the "Law, Science and Society" book series published by Routledge.  

Research interests

My research interests are in the following areas:

I have published widely in these fields and have (co-)authored or edited seven books and numerous journal articles.

Between 2011 and 2013, I led the research phase of a major national review of legal education and training in England and Wales, undertaken by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and ILEX Professional Standards.

I have also undertaken research or consultancy work for a range of bodies including the Law Society of England and Wales, the New Zealand Council of Legal Education and the Netherlands Council of the Judiciary.

Membership of professional bodies