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Prof Patricia Leighton

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Teaching :

Education Law (LLB), European Law, Employment Law and Practice (LLM)

Current School Responsibilities:

Head, European Law Unit

Research Interests :

Employment Law, European Law and Education Law

Publications, Papers, Articles Since 2000:

Making Equal Opportunity a reality Foundation for Human Resources Development Conference, Malta, 2000

Equal Opportunities law: A Continuing history of misconception and failure. Inauguration of Robert Gordon University’s Institute for employment Law, 2000

Why has United Kingdom equal opportunities law failed women academics?’ SLSA Annual Conference, 2001, Bristol University

Positive Action: The wrong way forward’ Work, Gender and Organisation Annual conference, 2001, Keele University

Recruiting within the Law 3rd Edition (2000) IPD Publications

Casual Workers: Still marginal after all these years? Employee Relations International Journal Volume 23 Page 75

Dignity at work – The Legal Framework in ‘Building a Culture of Respect, Managing Bullying at Work’ Edited by Noreen Tehrani (2001)

The European Employment Guidelines, “entrepreneurism” and the continuing problem of defining the genuinely self-employed in Legal Regulation of the Employment Relation (Edited by Collins, H, Davies, P, Rideout, R) (2000)

Soft Law or Soft Option? A Suitable case for Analysis A Seminar presented to Aberystwyth Law School, November 2001.

Other Professional Activities:

Governor, Inns of Court School of Law

Committee Member, Association of Law Teachers

Member of Diversity Panel

Trustee and Board Member, New Ways to Work

External Examiner

Chief Examiner, Council for Licensed Conveyancers

Consultant Editor, The Law Teacher (Sweet & Maxwell)

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