Paul Dale

Paul Dale

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    Personal profile

    Management Role

    LL.B Programme Director

    Contact Details

    Room: SW705

    Telephone: 0121 204 5141



    Paul first joined Aston Law School in January 2017 as an Associate Lecturer, before being appointed in a permanent capacity in February 2019. His current roles are as LL.B. Programme Co-Director and Lecturer in Law. During his time at Aston, he has led on the modules of Jurisprudence and International Human Rights Law, with contributions to Constitutional Law, Business Ethics, and Medical Law and Ethics.

    Paul has also been seconded to Aston Medical School for the previous three years, contributing to the teaching and development of Medical Law and Ethics on the MBChB (Medicine) degree.

    Paul initally began teaching law within Further Education, at Birmingham Metropolitan College, teaching A-level, CILEx and BTEC courses. During his Higher Education academic career, he has contributed to both LLB and LLM programmes with several institutions, such as The University of Birmingham, The Open University, University of South Wales (UNICAF Programme), Institute of Law (Jersey, Channel Islands) and the University of London (External System). Some of his previous projects have involved collaborating with Civic Society and the Voluntary Sector, utilising law students to promote legal education, research and rehabilitation, across several UK prisons. 

    Paul is also passionate about education within his home town, Walsall, and has eacted as a Governor at Walsall College. He has also been involved in projects aimed at improving access to university education for first generation students.

    Outside of his career, Paul is a keen scuba diver as a BSAC Dive Leader, volunteering at a Black Country dive club as an instructor and is an avid Wolverhampton Wanderers fan.


    MBA (Current) (Educational Leadership and Management), Anglia Ruskin University

    M.Ed. (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) (with Distinction) Aston University

    PG Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching (with Distinction), Aston University

    LL.M (with Distinction) (International Law: Crime, Justice and Human Rights), University of Birmingham

    LL.B. (Hons), University of London 

    Teaching Activity

    • International Human Rights Law (BL3513) - Module Leader
    • Future of Law: Introduction to Technology and its Regulation (BL1106) - Module Leader
    • Medical Law and Ethics (BL2607)
    • Fundamentals of Medicine (Aston Medical School) (MS1000 and MS2000) (Medical Law and Ethics content of the MBChB - Medicine degree)
    • Dissertation Supervision (BL3501) (for topics within teaching portfolio)

    Teaching portfolio also includes substantial contributions to Legal Systems, Criminal Law, Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law and Jurisprudence.

    Previous projects have included the institigation and/or running of prison legal education and research, offender rehabilitation, Law Society lobbying (human rights) and youth mentoring in Birmingham based charity projects.


    University of Birmingham - Teaching Fellow (Faculty of Law)

    The Open University - Lecturer (Teaching) (Faculty of Business and Law)

    Birmingham Metropolitan College - Lecturer (Business and Law Department)

    Wolverhampton Mediation Service (Director)


    Aston Student Union (2021) - Academic Award for Best Dissertation Supervisor (Nominee)

    Aston Student Union (2019) - Academic Award for Technology and Innovation (Nominee)

    The Law Society (2018) - Excellence in Access to Justice (Shortlisted) (Collaborative Team Award)

    The Open University (2017) - Excellence in Teaching Employability 

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (with commendation)

    Member of the Association of Law Teachers

    Education/Academic qualification

    MBA, Anglia Ruskin University

    Award Date: 31 Oct 2022



    LL.M, University of Birmingham

    LL.B, University of London

    External positions

    Academic Board Governance, Institute of Law (Jersey, Channel Islands), Institute of Law, Jersey (Channel Islands)

    External (Associate) Examiner, University of London, University of London

    Governor (Audit Committee) (Probono), Walsall College, Walsall College


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