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Victoria Roper

Senior Lecturer

Department: Northumbria Law School


Victoria is an experienced lecturer and researcher. As a qualified solicitor, she uses her private practice experience to enhance her teaching practice. Victoria worked as a corporate solicitor at Ward Hadaway, a leading North East based commercial firm, before joining Northumbria.

Victoria’s role involves teaching a range of programmes within the Law and Business Faculty, as well as teaching annually at a partner institution in Hong Kong. She has extensive experience of leading teaching and administrative teams as well as line management.  In addition, Victoria works in the Law School’s award winning Student Law Office supervising students who provide free legal advice to entrepreneurs, companies, charities and social enterprises.  Victoria and a colleague, Elaine Campbell, have set up a blog for the business and commercial clinic in the Student Law Office with the aim of encouraging their students to contribute articles of interest.  The blog was shortlisted for the Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize in 2016. You can find the blog by visiting:  Victoria was shortlisted at the Northern Law Awards 2018 for Law Teacher of the Year.

Victoria has a number of influential external roles. She is an external examiner, a member of the Law Society's Education and Training Committee,  a Trustee of the UK Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO) and a Senior Fellow of the HEA.


Campus Address

City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Law LLB September 01 2002
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • Senior Fello of the HEA SF HEA 2018

Key Publications

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  • Confronting competing interests in clinic – Is the purpose of clinical legal education to educate lawyers for a just society? An interactive workshop, Roper, V. 4 Jul 2019, International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference 2019
  • Exploring the use of blogs and social media in legal education, its opportunities and challenges, Roper, V. 28 Jun 2019, Lawyering in a Digital Age: Equipping students for the technologically advancing practice of law
  • Clinical Legal Education as Solicitor Qualifying Work Experience, Roper, V., Dunn, R., Kennedy, V. 24 Jun 2019, The Clinical Legal Education Handbook, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • Corporate Manslaughter Offences – Restoring Dignity or Adding Insult to Injury?, Roper, V. 1 Jun 2019, Law and Society Association 2019 Annual Meeting
  • Clinical Legal Education Presentation and Panel Appearance, Roper, V. 22 May 2019, Future of Legal Education and Training Conference 2019
  • Reflecting on Reflective Practices in Clinical Legal Education, Roper, V. 13 May 2019, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Grenfell charge delays understandable, but where have all the corporate manslaughter prosecutions gone?, Roper, V. 8 Apr 2019, In: The Company Lawyer
  • Grenfell Tower: criminal charges delayed, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be justice, Roper, V. 12 Mar 2019
  • Interdisciplinary clinics – the next step in the evolution of clinical legal education?, Roper, V. 28 Nov 2018, International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference
  • Clinical Legal Education as Qualifying Work Experience for Solicitors, Dunn, R., Roper, V., Kennedy, V. Oct 2018, In: Law Teacher


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