The Team

Of the Common Law is an ever growing collection of law resources and discussions on the common law and its associated politics.

The Of the Common Law Team  is


Professor Adam Gearey

Professor of Law, Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Progression, Director LLM Law and Social Justice, Birkbeck College

BA (Hons-English/History) (University of York), M.A. Socio-Legal Studies (University of Sheffield), CPE/LSF (Manchester Polytechnic), PhD (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Adam was appointed as a lecturer at Kent Law School in 1996, moving to the School of Law at Birkbeck in 1998, where he is now a Professor of Law.

In 2001-2002, he was a visiting professor in the Faculty of Law at Makerere University, Uganda; and in 2003 a visiting professor at the University of Pretoria. He is currently a visiting scholar at The Center for Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley and a visiting professor at the University of Peace, Costa Rica. His present project concerns political justice.

Professor Gearey is also active in teaching the external law degree offered by the University of London. He teaches jurisprudence for the School of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Hong Kong and also contributes to the weekend revision schools organised by the University of London.



Professor of Law at Queen Mary University London



Robert took up his lectureship in 2004 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010.

Robert was previously elected to serve on the University Senate as a non-professorial member. Robert is also an adviser to the University’s Special Admissions Advisory Group and is Deputy Chair of the University Ethics Committee.

From 1998-2008 Robert was a Mental Health Act Manager at a Brain Injury Unit in Essex. From 2005-2009 Robert was a member of the Surrey Family Justice Council.

Robert is currently a Justice of the Peace for the South West Surrey Bench and sits on the family panel.

All of the views expressed on this site are those of the authors, and not that of their respective institutions.

2 thoughts on “The Team”

  1. Hello,

    My apologies for not visiting this site more often. I was very pleased to see its launch in the Autumn of last year, but was unable to be an active participant. Now that I am back at a desk-top computer (instead of solely being attached to a not-so-smart phone), I hope to avail myself of the various videos and materials the site offers.

    Summer is fast approaching and I wonder if The UoL will be offering another installment of the English Common Law MOOC via Coursera? I haven’t seen or heard anything from Coursera, but sometimes courses are announced just a few weeks before commencing.

    Thank you.

    Tom Marshall

  2. Hello,

    Just a quick post to say that I got an e-mail notification for the start date of the latest version English Common Law. Great news and I am very pleased to see that it is being offered again.

    Thank you.

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