Professor Julian Webb


Julian Webb joined Melbourne Law School in 2014 having previously held chairs at the Universities of Warwick and Westminster in the UK. He also holds concurrent appointments as an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Exeter, and as Visiting Professor at the University of Derby. He was awarded his LLM and LLD degrees by the University of Warwick and is both a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and an Academic Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Julian currently teaches legal ethics and legal theory on the JD programme and has particular research interests in the ethics and professional regulation of lawyers; developments in the market for legal services; the political economy of legal education, and in regulatory theory and practice more generally. He has published widely in these fields, having (co-)authored or edited seven books and numerous journal articles. He has also taught socio-legal research methods and has an interest in research ethics and their regulation. Julian is an experienced empirical researcher and, between 2011 and 2013, led the research phase of a major national review of legal education and training in England and Wales undertaken by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and ILEX Professional Standards. He has previously undertaken research or consultancy work for a range of bodies including the Law Society of England and Wales, the New Zealand Council of Legal Education and the Netherlands Council of the Judiciary.

From 1998 to 2008, Julian was a founding editor of the international journal Legal Ethics. He is currently a member of the advisory boards for four academic journals: the International Journal of the Legal Profession, Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, Revista EducaciĆ³n y Derecho, and Legal Ethics. He also edits, with Professor John Paterson (University of Aberdeen), the "Law, Science and Society" book series published by Routledge.


The Melbourne JD

Other Faculty and University Responsibilities

Member, MLS Human Ethics Advisory Group

Memberships and Affiliations

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

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