Portrait of  Mark Edwards Mark Edwards

m.l.edwards@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472882



Biography

Position: Senior Lecturer - Law School
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BVC, LLM, Barrister

 

Mark is a Senior Lecturer in Law and joined the University in 2005.  

Education and Training
Mark undertook the Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) at the University of Huddersfield, then completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) at the Inns of Court School of Law (ICSL) in London before going on to complete his Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of Huddersfield.  Mark then went on to successfully complete pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in South Yorkshire. 

Professional Practice
Mark spent a brief period in practice as a barrister with the CPS in Greater Manchester before joining the University of Huddersfield as a Senior Lecturer in Law.

PhD
Mark is currently a part-time distance learning PhD student at the University of Manchester.

Research and Scholarship

Mark is the subject leader for Principles of Criminal Liability on the LLB and also has interests in Tort, Evidence and the Litigation process.  Mark has a keen interest in Planning and  Environmental Law and is currently undertaking a doctorate (PhD) on a part-time distance learning basis at the University of Manchester.  For his PhD, Mark is looking at the railways and railway policy from an environmental law perspective.

Mark is a member of the Law Research Group

Esteem

Mark is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and the Association of Law Teachers.

Mark is a member of the Halifax and District Rail Action Group (HADRAG); the Halifax Civic Society; the Victorian Society and is a Friend of the Halifax Minster.

Research Degree Supervision

Mark supervises research students in Criminal Law, Evidence, Planning, and Environmental Law.

Enterprise Activities

In April 2013 Mark taught part of the International Legal Framework for Combating Corruption, Abuja, Nigeria.  This enterprise project involved the delivery of a five day training course to 23 prosecutors from the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).  This training event also served as a bridging course to the Master of Laws (LLM) course at the University of Huddersfield.  Mark taught the delegates aspects of Criminal Law and Evidence.  He looks forward to opportunities to do similar work in the future. 

Mark was invited to be a Visiting Professor of Law, Yobe State University, Nigeria (start date: June 2013).

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Co Year 2 Tutor MLP/LLB
  • Deputy Academic Conduct Officer (Business School)
  • Careers Advisor (Bar)
  • Case-worker and Co Business School Representative for the University and College Union (UCU)

Teaching and Professional Activities

Undergraduate
Module Leader – Principles of Criminal Liability.

Tutor
Principles of Criminal Liability, Tort and Evidence

Professional
Civil and Criminal Litigation