Aston University appoints new associate dean of law

  • Professor Martin George’s primary research and teaching interests lie in land law and property law theory
  • Martin is the co-author of Thompson’s Modern Land Law (Oxford University Press)
  • He joined Aston Law School on Thursday 1 February 2024.

Aston University has appointed Professor Martin George as its new associate dean of law.

Professor George’s primary research and teaching interests lie in land law and property law theory. After studying at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham, Martin was a college lecturer at Hertford College, Oxford before taking up a lectureship in land law at the University of Birmingham from 2009 to 14, where he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Prize in 2013.

He then spent seven years at the University of Leicester as associate professor of property law, and was voted Lecturer of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by the law students. He was also the recipient of a University Distinguished Teaching Fellowship there in July 2019.

Martin is the co-author of Thompson’s Modern Land Law (8th edition, Oxford University Press 2022). He also sits on the Board of Modern Studies in Property Law (MSPL), the pre-eminent specialist association for property law academics.

In 2023 he joined Gatehouse Chambers, a leading chancery in London, as an academic associate member. In 2017, Martin was elected as an academic fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Professor Martin George said:

“I am delighted to be joining Aston Law School, and everyone at Aston University.

The University’s 2030 Strategy is rightly ambitious, but this is also a university that puts its staff and students first – TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold in teaching, with the positive transformational impact that education has at the heart of its future.

“I am excited to be a part of that.”

Jonathan Fortnam, dean of Aston Law School, said:

“Aston Law School has long sought to bring together academic rigour and practical insight in our research and our teaching, and Martin’s appointment is an exciting step in the direction of that ambition.

“His expertise and experience are also aligned to the University’s 2030 strategy, which expresses our commitment to be a transformational university.

“We are looking forward to Martin making a positive impact for all of our beneficiaries.”

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