Mark O’Brien is the Law Reviewer of the Benchmark Statement
Mark O'Brien, Associate Dean in The City Law School, has been appointed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education to be a Law reviewer of the Benchmark Statement, which is being reviewed for 13 disciplines.
The QAA oversees the standards and quality of UK higher education, and the Benchmark Statements show what skills and attributes graduates may reasonably have at the end of their studies in their different disciplines.
The former Head of the Oxford Brookes University School of Law and Director of Law at the University of the West of England, said:
“I am delighted to be selected for this role at what is an important juncture for law students, law schools, and higher education generally, with major changes to professional legal qualification routes, and consideration taking place of the impact of technology, and the employability and skills agendas on the academic study of law.”
Mr O’Brien has contributed extensively to legal education policy development, narratives on the future of legal education, quality and standards, and innovation.