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Dr James Marson BA (Hons); LLM; PhD FHEA

Principal Lecturer


Dr Marson's first academic appointment was in 1997 where he was engaged as a research assistant at the Business School of Sheffield Hallam University. He worked on a research project funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants investigating supply chains and non-vertical integration between organisations. In 2002 he moved to the University of Sheffield to complete research funded by the Department for Constitutional Affairs. He co-authored a research report investigating quality of advice and access to justice in the not-for-profit advice sector. In 2003 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at Sheffield Hallam.

  • About

    During his lectureship he has undertaken many academic and administrative roles. He has been the link tutor responsible for the collaborative partnership developed by the law department; he has been year tutor and acted as the Department’s Lead for the Learning and Teaching Institute. He was the first Course Leader for the Graduate Diploma in Law and holds external examiner positions. In 2012 he gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and sits on Sheffield Hallam’s internal accreditation panel for Fellowship of the Academy.

    He has published many articles in refereed journals. More recently he has concentrated his efforts on developing a range of books on the topics of Business Law and Employment Law. He has three books already in publication, he has commissioned to prepare a further text on employment for Routledge to be published in 2014, and recently he was asked to be the new cases editor for the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues and have been undertaking critical reviews of article submissions.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Dr Marson is module leader for law and non-law modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    His main areas of teaching interest are Business Law, EU Law and Employment Law. In these areas he is particularly interested in corporate governance and the role of directors. He also researches and teaches enforcement mechanisms in EU Law, particularly the domestic levels of enforcement and the barriers they create to access to justice. In Employment Law he has an interest in employment status and dismissals.

  • Teaching

    Department Of Law and Criminology

    Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Research

    Dr Marson has always been a research active member of staff with several publications in areas including intellectual property; enforcement mechanisms in European Law, the increasing significance of clinical legal education in law departments, and studies investigating the impact of the law and legal advice in employment law and social exclusion. He has experience of successfully completing funded research projects.

  • Publications

  • Other activities

    He is an external examiner for the University of East Anglia.

    He is the cases editor for the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.

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