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Francis Dignan

LLB Hons, Fellow, HEA

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Teaching on Criminal Law, English Legal System, Public Law. Also supervising Clinical Legal Education - Skills based learning and practice.

Presented papers at International Journal of Clinical Legal Education conferences - published articles in the journal. 

Referred article: 'Pro Bono and Clinical Work in Law Schools; Summary and Analysis'. Asian Journal of Legal Education, 4(1), 2016, 1-16. F.Dignan, R.Grimes OBE, and R. Parker


Taught full time at a number of HE institutions: Bradford College, Leeds Metropolitan University, University of Hull.

External Examiner: Universities of Bolton, Derby, Bournemouth, Bradford, UWE, South Wales, Sunderland. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Law, Leeds Metropolitan University

19 Sept 200130 Sept 2002

Award Date: 20 Feb 2002

LLB Hons, Leeds Metropolitan University

3 Oct 19926 Jun 1996

Award Date: 19 Dec 1996

Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Leeds

19 Sept 19786 Jun 1981

Award Date: 19 Sept 1981

External positions

Non Executive Director, Action for Business, Carlisle Business Centre, Manningham, Bradford

15 Sept 2012 → …

Independent Member, Standards Committee, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

20 Sept 20076 Jun 2012

Councillor, Leeds City Council

5 May 19885 May 1996

Director, Leeds Industrial Cooperative Society

31 Mar 198531 Mar 1991

County Councillor, West Yorkshire County Council

3 May 19833 May 1986


  • K Law
  • J Political Science