Professor Andrew Stockley joins from the University of Auckland.

By Sophie Cubbin (Head of Communications and Events), Published (Updated )

City, University of London has appointed Professor Andrew Stockley as its new Dean of the City Law School.

For the past seven years, Professor Stockley has led New Zealand’s premier Law School, as Executive Dean of Law at the University of Auckland.

Prior to his role at Auckland, for five years Professor Stockley was the Senior Tutor and a Fellow at Brasenose College and a member of the law faculty at the University of Oxford.

Speaking about the appointment, President of City, University of London, Professor Sir Paul Curran, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Andrew to City. He brings considerable experience as an academic leader and a legal scholar from his roles in New Zealand and at Oxford; and will steer the School through an important period of strategic development and growth."

Professor Stockley said:

“This is an exciting time to be joining the City Law School. The iconic new Law School building which opens in 2020, will provide a first class facility for our diverse and international community of staff and students in which they can continue to deliver world-leading research, education and scholarship.

“The School has a proven track record of producing law graduates of the very highest quality; and a proud history of educating leading academics, lawyers, judges and government ministers. It also has a global outlook, building international partnerships and sharing knowledge across continents, delivering innovative distance learning from London and developing a programme at City’s Dubai Centre in the UAE.

“Forthcoming regulatory changes will present both challenges and opportunities and I have been impressed by the School’s remodelling of its LLB degree and Bar Professional Training Course. I look forward to relocating to London to work with colleagues and help realise the School’s ambitions.”

Professor Stockley holds a LLB and a BA from Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His career started in legal practice, when he was admitted as a solicitor and a barrister.

He was a member of the Law Faculty at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand; published articles on constitutional law, the judiciary and eighteenth-century European history; and served as Head of the Law School.

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