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Kevin Kerrigan

Kevin Kerrigan

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Enterprise

Summary

As Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Enterprise I have responsibility for the University’s diverse relationships with business, the UK’s leading Higher and Degree Apprenticeship offer and our thriving student and graduate enterprise activities. 

I believe that Sheffield Business School plays a vital role in the economic health of the city region through its wide-ranging education, research and engagement activities. The business school is a catalyst for leadership development, professional practice and enterprise in the university, the region and beyond. Students and staff contribute enormously to business, community groups and civic life by offering thousands of hours of free consultancy each year through the university’s Venture Matrix and other projects.

My passion is experiential learning and I was appointed a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of my work developing professional education and reflective learning. I have combined my academic career with professional practice as a solicitor for 20 years so understand the need for universities to constantly make their work relevant in the real world. I have authored books and journal articles in the fields of ethics, professional education, litigation and human rights and regularly give keynote addresses at conferences around the world.

I believe students learn best in real contexts and in particular when they have the opportunity to learn through service to others. I have spent all my career enabling students to learn while helping their communities and I am committed to creating the UK’s biggest and best student business consultancy service at Sheffield Business School. 

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2008: Training Principal, Solicitors Regulation Authority
    • 1996: Qualified Solicitor, Law Society
    • 1993: Law Society Finals (with Honours), Northumbria University
    • 1989: LLB (Hons), Newcastle Polytechnic, United Kingdom

    Pro ViceChancellor Dean

  • Career Details

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School

    Strategic Management

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Kerrigan, K. (2015). Unfitness to Plead: expanding the scope of 'objective evidence' on the 'trial of the facts'. Journal of Criminal Law, 79 (3).

    Kerrigan, K. (2009). Assessment and Feedback in Clinical Legal Education. Revista Educacion y Derecho.

    Kerrigan, K. (2009). Can Fair Trial Rights be Balanced Against other Interests? Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, 1.

    Kerrigan, K. (2007). How Do You Feel About This Client? A Commentary on the Clinical Model as a Vehicle for Teaching Ethics to Law Students. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 7 (26).

    Kerrigan, K. (2006). The Summary Jurisdiction of the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Criminal Law Review, 71.

    Kerrigan, K. (2006). Provocation: the Fall (and Rise) of Objectivity. International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law, 44.

    Kerrigan, K. (2004). From Playground to Campus - Recognising a Right to Tertiary Education. Education Law Journal, 5 (2), 70.

    Kerrigan, K. (2003). In Defiance of the Will of the Accused. Human Rights and UK Practice, 3 (6).

    Kerrigan, K. (2003). From Classroom to Courtroom - Students as Legal Activists. Legal Action.

    Kerrigan, K. (2002). Murder and Mandatory Disposal - Article 5 Compliance. Journal of Mental Health Law.

    Kerrigan, K. (2002). Miscarriages of Justice and University Law Schools. Journal of Criminal Law, 66 (1).

    Kerrigan, K. (2002). Corporate Interests and the Privacy Bandwagon. Information and Communication Technology Law, 11 (3), 177-191.

    Kerrigan, K. (2002). The HRA and Higher Education. Education Law Journal, 1.

    Kerrigan, K. (2000). Unfitness to Plead, Insanity and the Mental Element in Crime. Journal of Mental Health Law, 4 (121).

    Kerrigan, K. (2000). Speed Cameras, Self-incrimination and the Human Rights Act. Journal of Civil Liberties, 5.

    Kerrigan, K. (2000). The Mentally Disordered Suspect - Lessons of R v Aspinall. Journal of Criminal Law, 64 (80).

    Kerrigan, K. (2000). Is Speeding a Human Right? Justice of the Peace.

    Kerrigan, K. (2000). Unlocking the Human Rights Floodgates. Criminal Law Review, 71, 71-84.

    Kerrigan, K. (1999). The Mentally Disordered Suspect and the Appropriate Adult. Journal of Mental Health Law, 71.

    Kerrigan, K. (1999). Breach of the Peace and the European Convention. Journal of Criminal Law, 63 (3), 246.

    Kerrigan, K. (1997). Breach of the Peace and Binding Over. Journal of Civil Liberties, 54.

    Kerrigan, K. (1996). Who Benefits? Case Management and Clinical Education. Law Teacher, 30 (3).

    Kerrigan, K. (1996). Bind Overs and Reasonableness. Legal Action.

    Hall, J., & Kerrigan, K. (n.d.). “Clinic and the wider law curriculum”. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 15, 25. http://doi.org/10.19164/ijcle.v15i0.54

    Book chapters

    Kerrigan, K. (2011). Setting up a Clinical Legal Education or Pro Bono Project. In Kerrigan, K., & Murray, V. (Eds.) A Student Guide to Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan UK

    Kerrigan, K. (2011). Ethics and Professional Conduct in Clinic and Pro Bono. In Kerrigan, K., & Murray, V. (Eds.) A Student Guide to Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan UK

    Kerrigan, K. (2011). What is Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono? In Kerrigan, K., & Murray, V. (Eds.) A Student Guide to Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan UK

    Kerrigan, K. (2010). Real Possibility or Fat Chance? In Naughton, M. (Ed.) The Criminal Cases Review Commission, Hope for the Innocent?. (2012). (pp. 166-177). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan UK

    Kerrigan, K. (2009). Criminal Justice. In Bessant, C. (Ed.) Information Sharing Handbook. The Law Society

    Kerrigan, K. (2005). The Council of Europe. In Smith, R., & van den Anker, C. (Eds.) The Essentials of Human Rights. Hodder

    Books

    Kerrigan, K. (2011). Civil Liberties and Human Rights. (5th). Abingdon: Routledge.

    Kerrigan, K. (2011). A Student Guide to Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono. (1st). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

    Kerrigan, K. (2002). Advocacy and Human Rights - Using the Convention in Courts and Tribunals. (1st). London: Cavendish Publishing.

    Kerrigan, K. (2000). Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, the Criminal Evidence Provisions. Northumbria Law Press.

    Kerrigan, K. (1999). Policing under the Human Rights Act, Northumbria Police Annual Lecture. Northumbria Law Press.

    Kerrigan, K. (1997). The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 - The New Law. Northumbria Law Press.

    Presentations

    Kerrigan, K. (2015). Unfitness to plead and the role of the court appointed advocate.

    Kerrigan, K. (2014). The Trial of the Facts on Trial.

    Kerrigan, K. (2013). Is Clinical Research Incompatible with Clinical Supervision?

    Kerrigan, K. (2010). Origins and Objectives of Clinical Legal Education: A United Kingdom Perspective.

    Kerrigan, K. (2010). A full qualification law degree - re-casting the role of law schools in the provision of legal education and training.

    Kerrigan, K. (2010). Can the Traditional Curriculum be delivered by experiential methods?

    Kerrigan, K. (2009). Using Adult Learning Theory in Developing Law Student Leadership.

    Kerrigan, K. (2008). Clinic for All!

    Kerrigan, K. (2007). Declarations of Incompatibility and effective remedies in Convention Law.

    Kerrigan, K. (2007). Mental Disorder and Dangerousness: punishment or treatment?

    Kerrigan, K. (2007). Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest lawyer of all?

    Kerrigan, K. (2006). Clinical Teaching: a Socratic Dialogue.

    Kerrigan, K. (2006). Crime, Human Rights and Clinical Writing.

    Kerrigan, K. (2006). Compatibility of domestic and regional human rights interpretation.

    Kerrigan, K. (2006). Don't ask me, I just work here. Law schools and work based learning.

    Kerrigan, K. (2005). How do you feel about this client? A commentary on the clinical model as a vehicle for teaching ethics to law students.

    Kerrigan, K. (2005). The summary jurisdiction of the CCRC.

    Kerrigan, K. (2004). Redefining the ambit of Article 14?

    Kerrigan, K. (2004). An Holistic Approach Towards Rectifying Miscarriages of Justice.

    Kerrigan, K. (2004). Degrees of Rights.

    Kerrigan, K. (2004). Ethics and the Future of Legal Education and Training.

    Kerrigan, K. (2003). Public authorities under the HRA.

    Kerrigan, K. (2003). Broadening the Ethical Horizon.

    Kerrigan, K. (2002). Corporate Interests and the Privacy Bandwagon.

    Kerrigan, K. (1998). The Operation of the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

    Other publications

    Kerrigan, K. (2012). Post-conviction disclosure and miscarriages of justice - In Criminal Law and Justice Weekly. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

    Kerrigan, K. (2011). National Teaching Fellowship - What, Why and How? Directions - In UK Centre for Legal Education. UK Centre for Legal Education

    Kerrigan, K. (2004). The Meaning of Public Authority under the Human Rights Act. Joint Committee on Human Rights

    Kerrigan, K. (2003). Another Look at Entrapment: Predisposition and the right to a fair trial - In Human Rights and UK Practice. Human Rights and UK Practice

    Kerrigan, K. (2001). Judicial Review - A New Test? - In New Law Journal. New Law Journal

    Kerrigan, K. (2001). Cards on the Table - In New Law Journal. New Law Journal

    Kerrigan, K. (1998). Plea Before Venue - In New Law Journal. New Law Journal

    Kerrigan, K. (1998). Rectifying Miscarriages of Justice - The Operation of the Criminal Cases Review Commission - In Criminal Lawyer. Criminal Lawyer

    Kerrigan, K. (1996). Breach of the Peace and Reasonableness - In Criminal Lawyer. Criminal Lawyer

    Kerrigan, K. (1996). Breach of the Peace - In New Law Journal. New Law Journal

    Kerrigan, K. (1996). Trading Standards Officers Must Comply With Search Code - In Travel Law Journal. Travel Law Journal

  • Other activities

    Award

    • 2015: Business School of the Year - Northumbria (Institutional), Northumbria University, United Kingdom

    HEA fellow or senior fellow

    • 2010: National Teaching Fellow - Higher Education Academy (Personal), Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom

    Honour

    • 2015: Small Business Charter (Institutional), Small Business Charter, United Kingdom
    • 2015: Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education (Institutional), HRH Queen, United Kingdom

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