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Name Dr Judy Laing
Job title Reader in Law
Department University of Bristol Law School University of Bristol
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Qualifications LLB, PhD(Leeds)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies I have held editorial positions with internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals - Medical Law Review, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law and the Journal of Law & Society and I have delivered numerous conference and seminar papers both nationally and internationally, including a number of invited contributions.
Keywords medical law
mental health law
mental health
tort law
criminal law
criminal justice
mentally disordered offenders
Areas of expertise My main research and teaching interests are in medical & mental health law, tort law and criminal law & justice. My monograph Care or Custody? Mentally Disordered Offenders in the Criminal Justice Systemwas published by Oxford University Press in 1999 and was awarded a prestigious SLS prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship by a Younger Scholar in 2000. My research has been published in a number of internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals. In 2004, I assisted with editing and co-authored a chapter in the second edition of Principles of Medical Law (Oxford University Press) and I am currently working on the third edition.