Professor Julian Webb

Profile picture of Professor Julian Webb, Associate Law Lecturer

Position: Associate Lecturer

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department: Law, Criminology and Social Sciences

Subject area: Law:

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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:

  • International Journal of the Legal Profession
  • Commonwealth Law and Legal Education
  • Revista Educación y Derecho, and 
  • Legal Ethics.

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:

  • The ethics and professional regulation of lawyers
  • Developments in the market for legal services
  • The political economy of legal education
  • Regulatory theory and practice.

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

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
  • Academic Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

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