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Brian dowrick 1x1 9464

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Public Law, Media Law and Tort. Interests include comparative law approaches including civil and common law.

Current School Responsibilities:

ERASMUS Co-Ordinator


I have taught law at USW for 20 years having also included a period as tutor at Cardiff Law School in my overall teaching experience. I have been external examiner for a number of institutions and programmes and an external member for a number of validation panels for law degree providers (Universities of Southampton, Bournemouth and West of England and St.Mary’s University College). I am currently and have spent a number of years as Visiting Professor at the University of Paris (Paris X), a member of the Law Commission’s Welsh Advisory Committee and an Editorial Board Member of Commuications Law Journal & the Cayman Islands Law Journal.


Head of the LL.M in Intellectual Property.


Selected Publications from 2010

2016 Reflections upon the Recent Past and what the Future May Hold; paper delivered at the Welsh Government Legal Conference, Cardiff.
2014 The Rise and Fall of Légitimè: an English Comparator (with Prof. M. Thomas), Journal on European History of Law (10000 words) ISSN: 2042-6402. (August 2014).

2014 The Most Transparent (Government) Ever: Evans v Attorney General; (2014) Communications Law Vol. 19(2) 63 – 65. ISSN 1746-7616

2013 The Future of Légitimè – Vive La Difference 2013 Vol. 17 Jersey & Guernsey Law Review 305 – 315. ISSN 1366-9354

2012 Some Brief Thoughts on Public Interest: Flood v Times Newspapers (2012) Communications Law Vol. 17(3) 98 – 101 ISSN 1746-7616

2012 Choice & Risk in Pensions: Contracting Out in the UK (with Prof. M. Thomas), (2012) Social & Public Policy Review, Vol. 6 (1) 1 – 19. ISSN 1752 – 704X.

2010 Investigating Corruption – Application of the Reynolds Defence to Print and On-Line Reports; Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd. (2010) Communications Law Vol. 15(2) 116 – 119 ISSN 1746-7616

2015 Communications Law Journal (August) Vol. 20 (3) 2015

2014 Communications Law Journal (Augist) Vol. 19 (3) 2014

2013 Communications Law Journal (August) Vol. 18 (3) 2013 ISSN 1746-7616

2012 Communications Law Journal (August) Vol. 17 (3) 2012 ISSN 1746-7616


Member of the Society of Legal Scholars & Fellow of the Higher Education Committee.


Member, Law Commission Welsh Advisory Committee.

Visiting Professor, Université Paris, Ouest Nanterre, La Défense (Paris X).

Visiting Lecturer, University of W. Bohemia, Czech Republic

Member of Editorial Board, Communications Law Journal.


Research Interests:
Public Law and Social & Public Policy; Pensions Law; Media Law & Tort Law

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