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Mr Hugh McFaul

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Law (Pro Bono Initiative)
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Law School
  • The Law School
  • h.j.mcfaul

Professional biography

Hugh is a Lecturer in The Open University Law School. Prior to this he was Senior Lecturer at BPP Law School Manchester. Hugh has studied at the Universities of Edinburgh, Oxford, Liverpool John Moores and The Open University, was called to the Bar at Middle Temple. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Research interests

Hugh has research interests in the areas of the intersection between law and religion and legal ethics. He has published his research in academic journals and presented at conferences in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Teaching interests

Hugh is currently working to develop the Open University Law School's pro bono offering:  Open Justice. He has recently written OU teaching materials on morality and the law, devolution, the European Union and Human Rights and has authored materials for the UK Civil Service. 

He is the academic advisor for a four part BBC2 / OU televsion series The Detectives to be screened in autumn 2017.