Brief bio paul@ anu, march 2013, v.2

Paul Maharg is Professor of Law at the Australian National University College of Law, and Director of the centre PEARL (Profession, Education and Regulation in Law).  He is also part-time Professor of Law, Nottingham Law School.  Prior to this he was Professor of Legal Education at Northumbria Law School, and before that Professor of Law in the Glasgow Graduate School (GGSL), University of Strathclyde where he was Co-Director of Legal Practice Courses, and Director of the innovative Learning Technologies Development Unit at the GGSL, as well as Director of the two-year, JISC/UKCLE-funded project, SIMPLE (SIMulated Professional Learning Environment).  He is the author of Transforming Legal Education: Learning and Teaching the Law in the Early Twenty-first Century (2007, Routledge), co-editor of and contributor to Digital Games and Learning (2011, Bloomsbury), co-editor of and contributor to Affect and Legal Education: Emotion in Learning and Teaching the Law (2011, Routledge).  He is the co-editor of two book series, Emerging Legal Education and Digital Games and Learning, has published widely in the fields of legal education and professional learning design, and is a strong advocate of Open in research and education (  His specialisms include interdisciplinary educational design, and the use of technology-enhanced learning at all levels of legal education.  He was appointed a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2015), HEA National Teaching Fellow (2011), and a Fellow of the RSA (2009).

Paul is married to Nicola, and they live in Glasgow and Orkney. Nicola recently completed her doctoral thesis in the disciplines of literature and theology, on the work of Jane Gardam.  They have two sons, Euan and Magnus, who both graduated in 2013 from Edinburgh University (MSc, Landscape Architecture) and Clare College Cambridge (BA, Politics), respectively.  Euan was a Landscape Architect with a Glasgow firm, now in teacher-training, and Magnus is an International Development Officer with the Scottish Government in Edinburgh.

Cycling, largely commuting — on a roadbike (Mercian), recumbent trike (Windcheetah, now sold on, alas), folders in Glasgow (Birdy [stolen], Brompton [customized to death], Dahon [still alive]) and in Canberra, a Trek Soho Deluxe.  Music, listening mostly to Early (Renaisance, Baroque) & Traditional; playing mandolin, guitar, mandola (traditional, and now largely only played at the sessions in Beltane, Papay).  Mountaineering, mainly Scottish summer + winter & Alpine summer.

Mont Blanc du Tacul

Tacul, from Mont Maudit

Stob Coire nan Lochan

Ben Arthur, early winter

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