UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor David Ormerod joins UCL Laws

26 October 2015

David Ormerod, Law Commissioner for Criminal Law and General Editor of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice, has joined the Faculty as Professor of Criminal Justice

David Ormerod

Professor Ormerod, who is currently on secondment to the Law Commission, will teach undergraduate and graduate students on criminal law.

Dean of UCL Laws, Professor Dame Hazel Genn said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome David Ormerod to UCL Laws. Throughout his academic career and at the Law Commission, he has earned the reputation as an influential legal expert, and the experience he brings will be hugely beneficial to our Faculty and students.”

Professor Ormerod is already actively engaged in the work of the UCL Centre for Criminal Law, which aims to hold a new series of evening lectures with leading speakers on topical matters to practitioner and academic audiences, and to engage with policymakers both formally and informally.

Dr Jonathan Rogers from the UCL Centre for Criminal Law said: “David is a unique figure in criminal justice. He is the first academic to whom practitioners and judges like to turn and seems not only to carry around an encyclopaedic knowledge of the substantive criminal law, rules of evidence and procedure, but also constantly to update it.

“With David on board, we now have an opportunity to put the UCL Centre for Criminal Law at the forefront of criminal justice policy making.”

Find out more about the UCL Centre for Criminal Law:

Visit the UCL Centre for Criminal Law website