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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 is an experienced researcher. Her two research areas are corporate manslaughter and legal education. As well as publishing on the topic of corporate manslaughter, Victoria has advised other jurisdictions considering enacting similar offences. Her corporate manslaughter website and blog is a useful resource for academics, students and practitioners interested in keeping up to date with corporate manslaughter ( 

Victoria is the Convenor of Northumbria’s Legal Education and Professional Skills Research Group (LEAPs), ( and a reviewer for the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education and the Global Journal of Comparative Law. In 2019 she organised a Modern Law Review funded international seminar on legal education at Northumbria, 'Revisiting Pressing Problems in the Law: What is the Law School for? 20 Years On’. She is currently also working on another funded international teaching project with an academic from India.

Victoria has a number of influential external roles. She is an external examiner, a member of the Law Society for England and Wale's national Education and Training Committee, a Trustee of the UK Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO) and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Victoria was shortlisted at the Northern Law Awards 2018 for Law Teacher of the Year.

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, and charities. Victoria and a colleague edit 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 (




Victoria Roper

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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Revisiting “Pressing problems in the law: what is the law school for?” 20 years on, Dunn, R., Roper, V., Rasiah, S. 22 Apr 2020
  • 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
  • Clinical Legal Education Presentation and Panel Appearance, Roper, V. 22 May 2019
  • 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
  • Corporate Manslaughter Offences – Restoring Dignity or Adding Insult to Injury?, Roper, V. 1 Jun 2019
  • Exploring the use of blogs and social media in legal education, its opportunities and challenges, Roper, V. 28 Jun 2019
  • Grenfell charge delays understandable, but where have all the corporate manslaughter prosecutions gone?, Roper, V. 16 Jul 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
  • Reflecting on Reflective Practices in Clinical Legal Education, Roper, V. 13 May 2019, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Blogs as a Teaching Tool and Method of Public Legal Education: A Case Study, Roper, V. 22 Jun 2018, In: International Journal of Public Legal Education


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