The Truman Bodden Law School is welcoming four new lecturers: Marc Johnson, Kerry Lewis, Andrew Perkins and Derek O’Brien.
Mr. Johnson joins the Truman Bodden Law School having previously taught at the University of Bristol. He lectures in tort, land, and jurisprudence on the undergraduate programs, and in dispute resolution on the Master’s program. Before returning to academia, Mr. Johnson oversaw a human resources and governance department, and litigated for public bodies.
He also led a child protection and safeguarding department for a large youth organization in the U.K.
Ms. Lewis also joins the TBLS team as a lecturer, having spent over a decade as a legal academic at Aberystwyth University in Wales. The qualified solicitor and experienced higher education professional has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will bring her experience of legal professional practice to deliver a range of subjects across the school’s LLB and PPC programs.
Mr. Perkins joins the Law School as a senior lecturer in Law. He was previously assistant program leader for the Bar Professional Training Course for aspiring Barristers at BPP University in London. Mr. Perkins studied at the University of Wales at Swansea and Cardiff, and practiced in the U.K. in the fields of company and banking litigation before moving to academia. He will teach civil litigation and evidence, legal skills and Cayman Statute Law on the PPC, banking and insolvency law on the LLM course and intellectual property to undergraduates.
Mr. O’Brien completes the new staff as senior lecturer in Law, joining the law school from Oxford Brookes University where he was a Reader in Public Law. This is Mr. O’Brien’s second stint at the Law School, having previously taught in Cayman from 1998 to 2001. It was during this period that he developed an interest in Caribbean constitutional law and the law of small jurisdictions. He has since published numerous articles and given numerous conference presentations on these topics. In 2015 he published a monograph on the Constitutional Law Systems of the Caribbean (Hart Publishing) and is the co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Constitutions.