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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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Grenfell charge delays understandable, but where have all the corporate manslaughter prosecutions gone?, Roper, V. 8 Apr 2019, In: The Company Lawyer
  • Reflecting on Reflective Practices in Clinical Legal Education, Roper, V. 26 Mar 2019, In: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
  • Clinical Legal Education as Qualifying Work Experience for Solicitors, Dunn, R., Roper, V., Kennedy, V. Oct 2018, In: Law Teacher
  • Qualifying Work Experience Question and Answer Panel, Roper, V. 28 Jun 2018, The Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) - Fit for Purpose? Fit for Pro Bono?
  • Clinical Legal Education as Qualifying Work Experience, Dunn, R., Roper, V., Kennedy, V. 25 Jun 2018, The Legal Education and Training Review - Five Years On
  • 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
  • Criminal liability for child deaths in custody and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, Arthur, R., Roper, V. 20 Jun 2018, In: Child and Family Law Quarterly
  • Understanding the Scope of Business Law Clinics: Perspectives from the United Kingdom, Israel and the United States, Roper, V., Campbell, E., Ben-David, A., Greenbaum, D., Askin, J. 1 Jun 2018, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • SQE and Commercial Law Clinics: Question and Answer Panel, Roper, V. 9 Mar 2018, 2nd Commercial Law Clinics Round Table
  • SQE and Commercial Law Clinics: Response to SRA Presentation, Roper, V. 9 Mar 2018, 2nd Commercial Law Clinics Round Table


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