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Professor Andrew Choo appointed Associate Dean for Research at The City Law School

He will work to consolidate and develop the School's research profile
by Sophie

Professor Andrew ChooProfessor Andrew Choo has been appointed Associate Dean (Research) at The City Law School. Andrew, who joined City University London as a Professor of Law in November 2012, will lead on the school's research strategy. Prior to his appointment at City, he held positions at Brunel University and the University of Warwick, the University of Leicester and the University of New South Wales.

Andrew's own research interests include evidence and procedure, especially criminal evidence. He is the author of numerous articles and four books. A fifth, entitled The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Criminal Justice, is forthcoming. His published work has been cited in decisions of various appellate courts, including the House of Lords, the UK Supreme Court, the Privy Council and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Professor Carl Stychin, Dean of The City Law School, commented:

"Andrew brings a wealth of experience in the management of research and, of course, a track record of excellence in research throughout his academic career. I have every confidence that he will provide us with strategic leadership, encouragement, and knowledge of the wider research environment in which the School operates".

Andrew studied for degrees in commerce and law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, before qualifying as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1986. He attended the University of Oxford to undertake postgraduate studies, achieving his doctorate in 1991 with a thesis on "the relation between pre-trial executive improprieties and the outcome of the criminal trial".

Professor Choo has been a full-time academic since the completion of his doctorate. He comments:

"Research in Law Schools has gained increased prominence nationally and internationally in recent years. I very much appreciate the opportunity to oversee the consolidation and development of The City Law School's research profile, and the enhancement of the School's reputation for producing research of the highest quality".

Andrew is in part-time practice at the Bar. He joined Matrix Chambers as an academic member in 2002, utilising the fast-track route to the Bar available to teachers of the law of experience and distinction. His practice encompasses crime and criminal due process and human rights law.

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