Paul Maharg

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Paul Maharg (MA (Hons) Class 1, PhD, PGCE, Dip Ed, LLB) is Professor of Law in the ANU College of Law, Canberra, and is Director of the PEARL (Profession, Education and Regulation in Law) centre in the College.  He is also part-time Professor of Law at Nottingham Law School.  Prior to this he was a Professor of Legal Education at Northumbria University School of Law; and Professor of Law in the Glasgow Graduate School (GGSL), University of Strathclyde.  At Strathclyde 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 – and consultant to the JISC/HEA Simshare project.  His authored and edited books include Transforming Legal Education: Learning and Teaching the Law in the Early Twenty-first Century (2007, Ashgate Publishing), Digital Games and Learning (2011, Continuum Publishers), Affect and Legal Education: The Impact of Emotion on Learning and Teaching the Law (2011, Ashgate Publishing), and The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education (2012, Ashgate Publishing).  He is co-editor of two book series (Digital Games and Learning, Routledge Publishing, and Emerging Legal Education, Ashgate Publishing) and has published widely in the fields of legal education and professional learning design (  He was a member of the Legal Education & Training Review Group (LETR – in England and Wales.  His specialisms include international and 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), a National Teaching Fellow (2011), and a Fellow of the RSA (  He is a Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University, Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law and Griffith University Law School, and 2014 Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning at Denver University Law School.  He blogs at Email: