Centre for Legal Education

My first degrees were in literature, philosophy, aesthetics and education. I worked as an adult education outreach tutor in Glasgow, and as a part-time academic literacies tutor at Glasgow University. After my law degree I was a lecturer then senior lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University Law Department, focusing on curriculum development and use of IT in legal learning.
In 1999 I was appointed to the newly-formed Glasgow Graduate School (GGSL), University of Strathclyde, first as a senior lecturer then professor. There, I was Co-Director of Legal Practice Courses, and Director of the innovative Learning Technologies Development Unit, as well as Director of the two-year, JISC / UKCLE-funded project, SIMPLE (SIMulated Professional Learning Environment).

In 2010 I was invited to join Northumbria Law School as Professor of Legal Education. In 2013 I was appointed to professorial posts at the Australian National University College of Law, where I was Director of the PEARL centre (Profession, Education and Regulation in Law), and Nottingham Trent University Law School, where I am a part-time appointment.  I am now Distinguished Professor of Practice – Legal Education at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto.

My research, largely legal education but also law and humanities, is listed at my Osgoode Faculty Research Page, and I write a blog on legal education, technology, rhetoric and legal theory.  I co-edit the European Journal of Law and Technology, and publish widely in legal educationI hold Visiting Professorships at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law and Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law.  I am a Fellow of the RSA, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a HEA National Teaching Fellow (2011), and was 2014 Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning at Denver University Law School.

Currently I spend four months on campus at Osgoode, and eight months internationally and in Scotland (Fintry and Papa Westray), where I live with my wife Nicola.

Paul Maharg