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Prof Alan Reed

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor

Department: Northumbria Law School

He was awarded the Herbert Smith prize for Conflict of Laws and the Dr.Lancey Prize. Cambridge University awarded him a full Holland Scholarship to facilitate study in the United States and he obtained an LLM Master of Laws (comparative law) at the University of Virginia. After completion of the Law Society finals at Northumbria, he spent three years in practice in London at Addleshaw Goddard, and also acted as a Tutor in Law at Trinity College, Cambridge. He spent seven years at Leeds University Law School, specialising in criminal and private international law, and was then engaged as Professor of Criminal and Private International Law at Sunderland University.

Prof Alan led the RAE Strategy group that made all determinative inclusionary and policy decisions across nineteen units of assessment, and acted as Director of Research for the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism. In April 2012 he was appointed Associate Dean(Research and Innovation) and Professor of Law at Northumbria University. He has published over 180 monographs, textbooks and articles in the substantive arena in leading journals in England, Australia, Florida and Los Angeles, and since 2005 has been entered in Who’s Who in American Law, and acts as Editor of The Journal of Criminal Law.

Key Publications

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  • Contemporary issues in legal education, Reed, A., Hall, E. 1 Jun 2018, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Homicide in Criminal Law, Reed, A., Bohlander, M., Wake, N., Engleby, E., Adams, V. 3 Sep 2018
  • Reforming English homicide law, Gibson, M., Reed, A. 15 May 2018, Homicide in Criminal Law, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Caveat Amator: Transmission of HIV and the parameters of consent and bad character evidence, Reed, A., Smith, E. 28 Oct 2016, Consent: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives, Abingdon, Taylor & Francis
  • Comparative perspectives on criminal justice reforms, Wake, N., Reed, A. 23 Nov 2016, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Consent: Domestic and comparative perspectives, Reed, A., Bohlander, M., Wake, N., Smith, E. 28 Oct 2016
  • Criminalisation of HIV Transmission: Anglo-North-American Comparative Perspectives and Optimal Reforms to Failure of Proof Defences, Hughes, D., Reed, A. 1 Nov 2016, Legal Perspectives on State Power: Consent and Control, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Legal Perspectives on State Power: Consent and Control, Ashford, C., Reed, A., Wake, N. 1 Nov 2016
  • Reconceptualising the Contours of Self-defence in the Context of Vulnerable Offenders: a Response to the New Zealand Law Commission, Wake, N., Reed, A. 23 Nov 2016, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Mental Condition Defences and the Criminal Justice System: Perspectives from Law and Medicine, Livings, B., Reed, A., Wake, N. 1 Feb 2015

PGR Supervision

Lauren Clayton-Helm Marriage And The Question Of Validity: A Comparative Reformulation Of Essential Validity Precepts To Establish Certainty For Couples Via Optimal Choice Of Law Rules Start: 01/10/2013


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