Professor Michael DohertyProfessor of Law and Associate Head (Student Experience)
Prof Michael Doherty is Associate Head of School and the lead for student experience.
Before joining Lancaster he was Principal Lecturer in Law and student experience lead at UCLan. He is a former Chair of the Association of Law Teachers, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His teaching awards include the Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize 2015.
Prof Doherty has a longstanding interest in Public Law, has taught the subject for over 30 years and is author of the textbook, Public Law (2nd edn, Routledge, 2018). He has taught, researched and published on civil liberties and on environmental law.
His current research and pedagogy focus is in the developing field of legal design - applying design thinking to legal problems and processes. He is exploring the disciplinarity of, and the cultural barriers to, bringing design thinking into law, and has applied design thinking to legal teaching and curriculum development.
PhD Supervision Interests
Legal design; constitutional law; administrative law
Building a Learning and Teaching Culture: Step by Step
Doherty, M., Bledge, F., Furness, J. 2019
Legal Culture v Design Culture: Tensions and Opportunities
Doherty, M. 2019
Intentionally Designing ‘Legal Design’ as an Academic Discipline
Doherty, M. 12/12/2018
Communicating legal rights and responsibilities through visual learning
Doherty, M. 2018
Legal Visualisation Project – Tenants' Rights
Doherty, M. 2018
Doherty, M. 2018 2nd ed. London : CRC Press. 596 p. ISBN: 1138504939, 9781138504929, 9781138504936. Electronic ISBN: 9781315146324.
Visual learning in law
Doherty, M. 2017
Should Making False Statements in a Referendum Campaign Be an Electoral Offence?
Doherty, M. 2016
Law mapping as a pedagogic tool
Doherty, M. 2015
OpenLawMap: mapping interesting legal places
Doherty, M. 2014
‘Let’s Play Master and Servant: The relative roles of skills and substance in legal education’
Doherty, M. 2010
‘The Development of Legal Reasoning Skills: When is a skill not a skill?’
Doherty, M. 08/2009
‘Remembrance of ‘Skills I’ Past: Can we get students to apply their legal reasoning skills?’
Doherty, M. 04/2009
‘The Application of Article 95(4-6) of the EC Treaty: Is The Emperor Still Unclothed?
Doherty, M. 2008 In: Yearbook of European Environmental Law. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 48-79. 31 p. ISBN: 978-0199202751.
Politicians as a Species of ‘Public Figure’ and the Right to Privacy
Doherty, M. 2007 In: Humanitas Journal of European Studies. 1, 1, p. 35-56. 21 p.
The Right to Tell One’s Own Story? Balancing privacy and expression claims
Doherty, M. 2007 In: Web Journal of Current Legal Issues. 13, 5
Challenging a Commission refusal to allow the introduction of more stringent national measures
Doherty, M. 2004 In: Environmental Law Review. 6, p. 120-126. 6 p.
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