Private Law and Legal Education

A sign for law and educationThe Private Law/Legal Education research group is primarily focused on Legal Education, Fiduciary Jurisdiction, Private Obligations and Bioethics/Medical law and Ethics.

University research themes

Research at the University of Hertfordshire is organised under 6 research themes as per the University Strategic Plan 2015-20 (PDF - 1.95 Mb). These high level themes address global research challenges which are reflected in research areas and groups at the School of Law. The work of the Private Law/Legal Education research group falls within the following University research themes:

  • Global Economy.
  • Heritage, Cultures and Communities.

School research themes under Private Law/Legal Education

A research group which examines the relationship between the rights of individuals and the welfare of the society in which they reside and operate. Our researchers explore issues of legal principles and policy, and investigate the tensions and compatibilities between these two paradigms, and seek ways to discover methods by which this information may be discussed and disseminated.

Research group members

  • Penny Carey – Legal Education - Internationalisation of legal education; pedagogical implications of the growth of the global legal services market.
  • Claudia Carr – Bioethics/Medical law and Ethics - organ donation, assisted dying, end-of-life decision-making and policy, treatment refusal, advance decisions, including research on these themes from a national, international and also Jewish law perspective
  • Dr Hui Yun Chan – Bioethics/Medical law and Ethics - organ donation, assisted dying, end-of-life decision-making and policy, treatment refusal, advance decisions, including research on these themes from a national and international law perspective
  • Neal Geach – Private Obligations - tortious duties, property law, including key research on these themes of dissenting judgments, legal jurisprudence
  • Dr David Gibbs – Fiduciary Jurisdiction, including research on individual rights of self-determination and personal autonomy.