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Kevin Kerrigan

Kevin Kerrigan

Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean

Summary

As Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Dean of Sheffield Business School 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

    Dept Of Management

    Sheffield Business School

    Strategic Management

  • Publications

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. WORTLEY, N. (2015), 'Unfitness to Plead: expanding the scope of 'objective evidence' on the 'trial of the facts'', Journal of Criminal Law, vol 79, no 3

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. JACKSON, A. (2012), 'Post-conviction disclosure and miscarriages of justice', Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, vol 176, no 32, pp. 473-475

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2011), 'National Teaching Fellowship - What, Why and How? Directions', UK Centre for Legal Education, vol 22

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. HALL, J. (2011), 'Clinic and the Wider Law Curriculum', International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, vol 15, no 15-16, pp. 25-37

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. STOCKDALE, M. (2009), 'Can Fair Trial Rights be Balanced Against Other Interests?', Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, vol 1, pp. 7-26

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2009), 'Assessment and Feedback in Clinical Legal Education', Revista Educacion y Derecho

    Journal article: 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, vol 7, no 26

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

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2006), 'The Summary Jurisdiction of the Criminal Cases Review Commission', Criminal Law Review, vol 71

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2004), 'From Playground to Campus - Recognising a Right to Tertiary Education', Education Law Journal, vol 5, no 2, pp. 70

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2003), 'In Defiance of the Will of the Accused', Human Rights and UK Practice, vol 3, no 6

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. HALL, J. (2003), 'From Classroom to Courtroom - Students as Legal Activists', Legal Action

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2003), 'Another Look at Entrapment: Predisposition and the right to a fair trial', HRUKP

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2002), 'The HRA and Higher Education', Education Law Journal, vol 1

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2002), 'Miscarriages of Justice and University Law Schools', Journal of Criminal Law, vol 66, no 1

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2002), 'Murder and Mandatory Disposal - Article 5 Compliance', Journal of Mental Health Law

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2002), 'Corporate Interests and the Privacy Bandwagon', Information and Communication Technology Law, vol 11, no 3, pp. 177-191

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2001), 'Judicial Review - A New Test?', New Law Journal, vol 151, no 1291

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, p. (2001), 'Cards on the Table', New Law Journal, vol 151, no 735, pp. 820

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2000), 'Is Speeding a Human Right?', Justice of the Peace

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2000), 'Unfitness to Plead, Insanity and the Mental Element in Crime', Journal of Mental Health Law, vol 4, no 121

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2000), 'Speed Cameras, Self-incrimination and the Human Rights Act', Journal of Civil Liberties, vol 5

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2000), 'The Mentally Disordered Suspect - Lessons of R v Aspinall', Journal of Criminal Law, vol 64, no 80

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (2000), 'Unlocking the Human Rights Floodgates', Criminal Law Review, vol 71, pp. 71-84

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (1999), 'Breach of the Peace and the European Convention', Journal of Criminal Law, vol 63, no 3, pp. 246

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (1999), 'The Mentally Disordered Suspect and the Appropriate Adult', Journal of Mental Health Law, vol 71

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. BAVIDGE, G. (1998), 'Plea Before Venue', New Law Journal, vol 148, no 62, pp. 134

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (1998), 'Rectifying Miscarriages of Justice - The Operation of the Criminal Cases Review Commission', Criminal Lawyer

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (1997), 'Breach of the Peace and Binding Over', Journal of Civil Liberties, vol 54

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (1996), 'Who Benefits? Case Management and Clinical Education', Law Teacher, vol 30, no 3

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (1996), 'Breach of the Peace and Reasonableness', Criminal Lawyer

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (1996), 'Breach of the Peace', New Law Journal, vol 1819

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (1996), 'Bind Overs and Reasonableness', Legal Action

    Journal article: KERRIGAN, K. (1996), 'Trading Standards Officers Must Comply With Search Code', Travel Law Journal, vol 91

    Book: KERRIGAN, K. MURRAY, V. (2011), A Student Guide to Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono, 1st edn, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

    Book: FENWICK, H. KERRIGAN, K. GLANCEY, R. (2011), Civil Liberties and Human Rights, 5th edn, Routledge, Abingdon

    Book: PLOWDEN, P. KERRIGAN, K. (2002), Advocacy and Human Rights - Using the Convention in Courts and Tribunals, 1st edn, Cavendish Publishing, London

    Book: KERRIGAN, K. CO-AUTHOR (2000), Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, the Criminal Evidence Provisions, Northumbria Law Press

    Book: KERRIGAN, K. CO AUTHOR (1999), Policing under the Human Rights Act, Northumbria Police Annual Lecture, Northumbria Law Press

    Book: KERRIGAN, K. CO AUTHOR (1997), The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 - The New Law, Northumbria Law Press

    Book chapter: KERRIGAN, K. (2011), 'What is Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono?' A Student Guide to Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono, Kerrigan & Murray eds, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

    Book chapter: KERRIGAN, K. (2011), 'Setting up a Clinical Legal Education or Pro Bono Project' A Student Guide to Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono, Kerrigan & Murray eds, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

    Book chapter: KERRIGAN, K. (2011), 'Ethics and Professional Conduct in Clinic and Pro Bono' A Student Guide to Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono, Kerrigan & Murray eds, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

    Book chapter: KERRIGAN, K. (2010), 'Real Possibility or Fat Chance?' The Criminal Cases Review Commission, Hope for the Innocent?, Naughton eds, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 166-177

    Book chapter: KERRIGAN, K. (2009), 'Criminal Justice' Information Sharing Handbook, Bessant eds, The Law Society

    Book chapter: KERRIGAN, K. (2005), 'The Council of Europe' The Essentials of Human Rights, Smith & van den Anker eds, Hodder

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. WORTLEY, N. (2015), 'Unfitness to plead and the role of the court appointed advocate'. Paper presented at Advocacy Training Council Conference on Vulnerability in the Criminal Justice System

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. WORTLEY, N. (2014), 'The Trial of the Facts on Trial'. Paper presented at Society of Legal Scholars Conference, Nottingham University

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2013), 'Is Clinical Research Incompatible with Clinical Supervision?'. Paper presented at International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, Brisbane, Australia

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. (2010), 'Origins and Objectives of Clinical Legal Education: A United Kingdom Perspective'. Paper presented at Midwest Clinic Conference, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2010), 'A full qualification law degree - re-casting the role of law schools in the provision of legal education and training'. Paper presented at Association of Law Teachers Conference, Cambridge

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. JACKSON, A. HALL, J. (2010), 'Can the Traditional Curriculum be delivered by experiential methods?'. Paper presented at Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. BLAUSTONE, B. (2009), 'Using Adult Learning Theory in Developing Law Student Leadership'. Paper presented at International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, Perth, Western Australia

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. HALL, J. (2008), 'Clinic for All!'. Paper presented at International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, Cork

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2007), 'Declarations of Incompatibility and effective remedies in Convention Law'. Paper presented at Society of Legal Scholars Conference, Durham University

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. HORNE, J. (2007), 'Mental Disorder and Dangerousness: punishment or treatment?'. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. LEDVINKA, G. PLOWDEN, P. (2007), 'Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest lawyer of all?'. Paper presented at Learning in Law Annual Conference

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. (2006), 'Clinical Teaching: a Socratic Dialogue'. Paper presented at Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO) Conference

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. (2006), 'Crime, Human Rights and Clinical Writing'. Paper presented at Clinical Law Review Clinical Writers' Workshop, New York University School of Law

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. (2006), 'Compatibility of domestic and regional human rights interpretation'. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, University of Stirling

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2006), 'Don't ask me, I just work here. Law schools and work based learning'. Paper presented at UKCLE Vocational Teaching Forum, University of Warwick

    Conference Paper: 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'. Paper presented at International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, Melbourne

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. (2005), 'The summary jurisdiction of the CCRC'. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, Liverpool

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2004), 'Redefining the ambit of Article 14?'. Paper presented at Society of Legal Scholars Conference, Sheffield

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2004), 'An Holistic Approach Towards Rectifying Miscarriages of Justice'. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, Glasgow

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2004), 'Degrees of Rights'. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, Glasgow

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. HALL, J. (2004), 'Ethics and the Future of Legal Education and Training'. Paper presented at United Kingdom Centre for Legal Education Cocational Teaching Forum

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2003), 'Public authorities under the HRA'. Paper presented at Society of Legal Scholars Conference, Oxford

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. HALL, J. (2003), 'Broadening the Ethical Horizon'. Paper presented at ALT Law Conference, Maastrict

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2002), 'Corporate Interests and the Privacy Bandwagon'. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, Aberystwyth

    Conference Paper: KERRIGAN, K. (1998), 'The Operation of the Criminal Cases Review Commission'. Paper presented at Conference, Runciman: Five Years on, Northumbria University

    Other: KERRIGAN, K. PLOWDEN, P. (2004), 'The Meaning of Public Authority under the Human Rights Act'

  • 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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