Professor’s homecoming post

Professor Stuart Toddington, from Brighouse, has been appointed by the University of Huddersfield
Professor Stuart Toddington, from Brighouse, has been appointed by the University of Huddersfield

A LAW scholar from Brighouse has been appointed as one of the University of Huddersfield’s newest professors.

Stuart Toddington will be sharing his expertise in jurisprudence - the theory and philosophy of law - with undergraduates as well as continuing his academic research there.

“I had long admired the University of Huddersfield and its reputation and I hoped wistfully that I might return one day,” he said.

“It has a great reputation for dynamic management and innovation.

“It was one of the first law schools to see the changing shape of legal education and legal employment and adapt to it, and the quality of its law degree is well known.”

Professor Toddington studied philosophy, sociology and law at the universities of Warwick and Sheffield.

After his PhD, he embarked on an academic career which has taken him from Sheffield to Hull, Central Lancashire, and Westminster.

At Huddersfield, he will focus closely on academic research as well as teaching undergraduates on the core legal courses, lecturing on tort and the administration of justice.