Professor Carl Stychin appointed Dean of The City Law School
Professor Carl Stychin has been appointed Dean of The City Law School at City University London. He has an international reputation for his research on the legal construction and regulation of sexual and gender identities. Other areas of recent research are the law of negligence and law and popular culture.
He has published extensively on subjects including civil partnerships, same-sex adoption and the interplay of sexual orientation and religious freedom in the UK. He is currently working on an analysis of the relationship between public service provision in the Big Society and the right to equality.
Professor Stychin joins City from the University of Reading where, in the past, he was Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise). He says he is enthused about starting work at The City Law School:
"I look forward to joining City Law School. It is an exciting time for the University as it embarks upon an ambitious strategic plan. I am keen to see the Law School maximise its enormous potential and to contribute fully to the future success of the University."
Initially educated in Canada at the University of Alberta (B.A., 1985) and University of Toronto (J.D., 1988), Professor Stychin undertook postgraduate studies in America at New York's Columbia University (LL.M., 1992). Upon completion, he joined Keele University as a lecturer, progressing to the position of Senior Lecturer in 1996. Two years later, he joined the University of Reading as a Professor of Law and, in 2009, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws.
Professor Stychin is the author of three monographs, numerous articles, and a student 'text and materials' collection. He is currently editor of Social & Legal Studies: An International Journal, and a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. He also has an interest in the regulation of legal education on behalf of the professions. In 2007, he was appointed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as one of two chairs of authorisation and validation panels for the new Legal Practice Course. He is also a member of the Joint Academic Stage Board and is the only legal academic member of the Qualifications Committee of the Bar Standards Board.