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Book Review Editor Javier Oliva, School of Law, The University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
Case Book Editors Frank Cranmer & Russell Sandberg
Editorial Board Paul Barber, Brendan Callaghan, William Capstick, Helen Costigane, Frank Cranmer, Norman Doe, Michael Kennedy, Paul Lasok, David McIlroy, Javier Oliva, Robert Ombres, Jacqueline Laing, Russell Sandberg & James Wadsworth

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John Duddington - Editor

The editor of Law and Justice is John Duddington. He holds the degrees of LLB, LLM and PhD and was called to the Bar (Middle Temple). He founded the Law School at Worcester and was its Head for 31 years. In addition to administrative responsibilities as Head, John taught Land Law, Equity and Trusts and Employment Law on all of which he has published widely. He is a Fellow of Staffordshire University and an Associate of the Centre for Law and Religion at the University of Cardiff where he contributes to the LLM in Canon Law. His particular interest is the status of ministers of religion in civil law and he also maintains an interest in medico-legal issues and is President of the Worcestershire Medico -Legal Society. He also serves on the editorial board of 'The Newman', the journal of the Newman Association, and has contributed to it on the relationship between secularism and religion in the context of legal issues.

Javier Oliva - Book Review Editor

Javier Oliva studied Law at the University of Cádiz, where he obtained his first degree, and an LLM and a PhD (cum laude and European distinction). After finishing his first degree, he became a lecturer at the University of Cádiz (1996-2000) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University (2001-2004). In this institution he taught Public Law, European Union Law and Law and Religion, amongst other subjects. He was appointed lecturer at Bangor University in 2004, where he was head of Public Law as well as the Course Leader of Law with Modern Languages. Dr Javier Oliva has also been teaching on a part-time basis at University College London (U.C.L.) and at the Institute of European and Comparative Law (Oxford University). In January 2011 Javier took up a lectureship at Manchester University, where he teaches subjects within the Public Law remit.

He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Law and Religion (Cardiff University), the convenor of the S.L.S. Public Law section and the Book Review Editor of 'Law and Justice'. He is a member of the Research Group 'Instituciones y Derechos en el ordenamiento jurídico español' (Institutions and Rights in the Spanish Juridical System) at the University of Cádiz, Spain. His publications and research interests are within the Public Law/Law and Religion area.

Frank Cranmer - Case Book Editor

Frank Cranmer co-edits the journal's casebook with Russell Sandberg. He holds the degrees of MA (Dunelm) LLM (Wales) and STh (Lambeth) and after reading Law and Politics at Durham he spent most of his adult life as a clerk in the House of Commons. He is currently a director of a small government affairs consultancy based in Westminster, a Fellow of St Chad's College, Durham, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff Law School, where he contributes to the LLM in canon law. His principal academic interests are church-state relations and issues of religion and human rights. He is secretary of the Churches' Legislation Advisory Service and parliamentary and synod editor of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal. He is a Quaker.

Brendan Callaghan - Editorial Board

Fr. Brendan Callaghan SJ is a Jesuit priest and a psychologist. He taught at Heythrop College, University of London for 30 years, for 13 of which he was also Principal of the College. In addition to lecturing in psychology of religion at Heythrop, he has been a Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Professor at various institutions, including King's College and Imperial College, London, and Fordham University, New York. For 25 years he worked with the Institute of Medical Ethics, and was its General Secretary for a time. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of its Open Section. He is currently a member of the Oxford University Faculty of Theology and Master of Campion Hall.

In addition to his academic work, Brendan Callaghan SJ has been involved with the training and formation of Jesuits, and is a spiritual director and retreat guide, appearing on BBC TV's "The Big Silence." He has also run workshops for various church groups around issues of sexuality and celibacy.

Paul Lasok - Editorial Board

Paul Lasok QC is a barrister specialising in EU law who has published widely on different areas of EU law. He studied law at Jesus College, Cambridge, and European Legal Studies at Exeter University (from which he later obtained a PhD). After qualifying at the Bar (to which he was called in 1977), he worked for five years at the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Chambers of Advocate General Warner and the latter's successor, Advocate General Slynn. He then practised for several years in Brussels. As from 1989, he has been practising in London and took silk in 1994. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of Law and Justice for over twenty years and is also a member of the Editorial Boards of European Competition Law Review and Global Competition Litigation Review.

David McIlroy - Editorial Board

David McIlroy is a practising barrister and a theologian. He has degrees in law from the Universities of Cambridge and Toulouse and a doctorate in the theology of law from the University of Wales. He is Visiting Senior Lecturer in Banking Law at SOAS and Associate Research Fellow at the Baptist seminary, Spurgeon's College, where he teaches 'The Mission of Justice and the Theology of Law'. He is author of A Trinitarian Theology of Law, A Biblical View of Law and Justice, and has written widely on political theology and the theology and philosophy of law.

Robert Ombres - Editorial Board

Fr Robert Ombres OP was born in Naples (Italy) in 1948, came to England and obtained the LL.B. from Bristol University, the LL.M. from London University, and was called to the Bar (Inner Temple). Having become a Dominican friar, he studied philosophy and theology at the Oxford study house of his religious Order, and then canon law (licence and doctorate) at the Pontifical University of St Thomas in Rome. He had a variety of apostolates in Oxford and Cambridge, being elected Prior in both houses. Having served as novice master, he was called to Rome in 2004 to be the Procurator General of his Order.

He has been a member of the Theology Faculty at Oxford University, and taught for the LL.M. in canon law at Cardiff University, the M.A. in canon law at Heythrop College, London, and teaches in the faculty of canon law of the Pontifical University of St Thomas in Rome. For many years he was casebook editor of Law & Justice, and is on the editorial board of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal and of the Gratianus series of canon law books. He has published extensively.

Jacqueline Laing - Editorial Board

Dr Jacqueline Laing teaches Jurisprudence, Criminal Law and Studying Law at London Metropolitan University. She completed her doctorate in jurisprudence at the University of Oxford, Brasenose College, after studying philosophy and law at the Australian National University. There she won prizes in philosophy and jurisprudence, and a Commonwealth Scholarship to study abroad. She has taught at St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, briefly at the Open University, and at the University of Melbourne. She has legal experience as a UK Crown Prosecutor and as associate to a judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and Federal Court of Australia. She has contributed to broadcast discussions on medical law and ethics. Her publications include the book 'Human Lives: Critical Essays on Consequentialist Bioethics', London, Macmillan, articles in journals such as 'Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and Journal of Criminal Law' and editorial comment pages in the press. Founder of 'Juris' at City Campus, she helped organize the Londonmet 'Juris' conferences entitled Disability Matters (2008) and Life and Death Matters (2010). Her research interests include: human rights, medical law and ethics and criminal law on which subjects she is currently supervising a number of doctoral students.


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