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Victoria Roper

Associate Professor

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. Victoria recently completed a corporate manslaughter doctorate.  As well as publishing on the topic of corporate manslaughter, she has advised a number of 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 has a number of influential external roles. She is the interim-Chair of the Law Society for England and Wale's national Education and Training Committee, a Trustee of the UK Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO), an experienced external examiner and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Victoria was shortlisted at the Northern Law Awards 2018 for Law Teacher of the Year.

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 working on another funded international teaching project with an academic from India and is also supervising a legal education PhD.

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 has experience working 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

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City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne

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  • Interview with Rachel Dunn, Paul Maharg, and Victoria Roper - What Is Legal Education For? Reassessing the Purposes of Early Twenty-First Century Learning and Law Schools, Routledge 2022, Dunn, R., Maharg, P., Roper, V., Richards, J. 4 May 2023
  • One size does not fit all types of students - lessons from a solicitor apprenticeship programme, Roper, V. 31 May 2023, Three Rivers Conference
  • The Investigation of Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide, Roper, V. 1 Dec 2023, The Routledge Handbook of Homicide Investigation, London, Taylor & Francis
  • To what extent, if at all, has the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) changed the purpose, aim and delivery of undergraduate legal education in universities in England and Wales", Dunn, R., Roper, V., Sixsmith, D. 17 Apr 2023, Association of law teachers annual conference 2023
  • Legislative Efforts to Eliminate Occupational Accidents, Roper, V. 30 Nov 2022
  • Preface, Dunn, R., Maharg, P., Roper, V. 30 Sep 2022, What Is Legal Education For?, London, UK, Taylor & Francis
  • The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007: a re-evaluation 10 years on from the first case, Roper, V. 3 Mar 2022, In: Criminal Law Review
  • Victoria Roper on the UK Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Law, Roper, V. 29 Aug 2022
  • What is legal education for? Re-assessing the purposes of early twenty-first century learning and law schools, Dunn, R., Maharg, P., Roper, V. 30 Sep 2022
  • Law Teacher of the Year 2018 and 2019: in conversation with Lydia Bleasdale and Sabrina Germain, Roper, V., Bleasdale, L., Germain, S. 13 Aug 2021, In: The Law Teacher

Samantha Rasiah A stakeholder analysis of the purpose, content and currency of LLB degrees in England and Wales in relation to transferable skills for employment Start Date: 20/10/2022 End Date: 28/03/2023

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

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