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Professor of Law, University of Strathclyde

Donald Nicolson, BA and LLB (University of Cape Town), Phd (Cantab) has taught law at the Universities of Cape Town, Warwick, Reading and Bristol, where he set up the University of Bristol Law Clinic. In 2000 he took up a chair at the University of Strathclyde Law School and in 2003 set up the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic. Donald currently teaches in the areas of evidence, legal methods, and clinical legal practice. He has published numerous articles and a co-authored book on lawyers' ethics, various articles on clinical legal education, a co-edited book on affirmative action, articles on evidence theory, articles and a co-edited book on criminal law, and articles on law and gender, feminist legal theory and adjudication. His current research interests are in the areas of evidence and lawyers’ ethics, with particular reference to moral development. He is on the editorial board of Legal Ethics, a trustee of the recently established LawWorks Scotland established to promote voluntary legal work and a member of Law Society of Scotland’s Access to Justice Committee, and was awarded an OBE for services to the legal profession in 2011.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, Strathclyde University


Order of the British Empire