Truman Bodden Law School adds lecturers

| 18/10/2018
CNS Local Life

New law school lecturers (L-R) Marc Johnson, Kerry Lewis, Andrew Perkins and Derek O’ Brien

(CNS Local Life): The Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS) has added four lecturers to its staff: Marc Johnson, Kerry Lewis, Andrew Perkins and Derek O’Brien, who all bring with them teaching and professional experience from the UK, coming to Cayman from Bristol, Wales, London and Oxford, respectively.

Johnson, who previously taught at the University of Bristol, is lecturing in tort, land, and jurisprudence for the undergraduate programmes and in dispute resolution for the masters programme, stated a TBLS press release. Before returning to academia, Johnson oversaw a human resources and governance department, and litigated for public bodies. Alongside these roles, he also led a child protection and safeguarding department for a large youth organisation in the UK.

Lewis, a qualified solicitor and experienced higher education professional, joins as a lecturer, having spent over a decade as a legal academic at Aberystwyth University in Wales. A keen diver and underwater photographer, her legal research interests focus on the challenges of delivering effective marine conservation.

Perkins joins TBLS as a senior lecturer in law. He was previously the assistant programme leader for the bar professional training course for aspiring barristers at BPP University in London. He will teach civil litigation and evidence, legal skills and Cayman statute law for the professional practice course, banking and insolvency law for the master of laws course and intellectual property to undergraduates.

O’Brien is a senior lecturer in law from Oxford Brookes University where he was a reader in public law. This is O’Brien’s second term of appointment at the law school, having previously taught there from 1998-2001, during which he developed an interest in Caribbean constitutional law and the law of small jurisdictions.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is looking forward to developing his research and is working on a paper on the Caribbean approach to constitutional interpretation, the press release said.

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