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Deborah Rook

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Department: Northumbria Law School

Debbie obtained an LLB (Hons) First class from Exeter University and an LLM (by research) from Bristol University. She undertook her training contract with Freshfields (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP) at their offices in Fleet Street, London. She qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and worked in their commercial property department. In 1997 She joined Northumbria Law School as a Senior Lecturer in law specialising in property law and she continues to teach land law on the undergraduate programmes. In 2004 she created a new module in Animal Law on the MLaw Exempting and LLB(Hons) programmes and since then has been involved in research, training and conferences in the emerging area of animal protection law. In 2002 she became a Principal Lecturer and is now the Director of Student Experience and Support for the Faculty of Business and Law.

Qualifications

  • Education PGCUTL June 30 1998
  • Law LLM September 30 1997
  • Law LPC June 30 1993
  • Law LLB (Hons) June 30 1992
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 1997

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • For the Love of Darcie, Rook, D. Jul 2018, In: Liverpool Law Review
  • Challenges to the legal status of domestic and captive animals, Rook, D. Jun 2016, Practical Veterinary Forensics, Wallingford, CABI
  • Who Gets Charlie? The Emergence of Pet Custody Disputes in Family Law: Adapting Theoretical Tools from Child Law, Rook, D. 1 Aug 2014, In: International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family
  • Weighing the necessity of animal suffering in religious slaughter: religious freedom versus consumer choice and animal welfare, Rook, D., Stephenson, A. Jul 2012, In: Journal of Animal Welfare Law
  • An introduction to animals and the law, Rook, D. 2012, In: Journal of Animal Ethics
  • The use of wild animals in circuses, Rook, D. 28 Sep 2011, In: Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
  • Should great apes have 'human rights'?, Rook, D. 2009, In: Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
  • The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 under the microscope, Rook, D. Dec 2008, In: Journal of Animal Welfare Law
  • Conversion course companion for Law: core legal principals and cases for CPE/GDL, Smith, R., Rook, D., Murrell, L. 2008


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