Osgoode appoints Paul Maharg as distinguished professor of practice

York University will welcome Professor Paul Maharg this month as a distinguished professor of practice at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Osgoode Dean Lorne Sossin announced that Maharg will join Osgoode’s full-time faculty in May 2017. The Professor of Practice program is hosted by Osgoode Professional Development (OsgoodePD).

Maharg is a leading scholar in legal education whose work is focused on interdisciplinary educational innovation, the design of regulation in legal education, and the use of technology-enhanced learning. Since 2013, he has served as professor of law and director of the Centre for Profession, Education & Regulation in Law (PEARL) at the Australian National University College of Law, as well as professor of law (part-time) at Nottingham Law School.

He also currently holds visiting professorships at Hong Kong University’s Faculty of Law and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law.

Maharg has produced four books and two book series on legal education and digital games and learning, and influential reports into the regulation of legal services education in England and Wales and other jurisdictions.

A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a U.K. Higher Education Academy (HEA) national teaching fellow and a principal fellow of the HEA, Maharg has a PhD in literature, aesthetics and philosophy (Edinburgh University); an LLB, Dip Ed and MA in English literature and language (Glasgow University); and a PGCE (Jordanhill College of Education).