Mr Hugo De Rijke
Associate Professor of Law (Education)
School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business)
Hugo graduated from Keele University with a BA in Law and Literature and went on to qualify as a barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law, London. He also holds an MA in Cultural Studies at the University of Exeter. Before joining Plymouth University, Hugo practised as a barrister in civil and criminal law. He also worked as a legal publisher, commissioning titles and dealing with copyright issues for several publishing houses. From 2001 he was senior lecturer at both the Institute of Digital Art and Technology and at Plymouth Law School; since 2012 he has been a full time member of staff at Plymouth Law School.
Member of the Bar for England and Wales
Roles on external bodies
Contract law; legal skills (advocacy and rhetoric); media law and practice; legal pedagogy; law, literature and film.
Legal pedagogy; law, literature and film; media law; copyright law; obscenity law; illegal culture.
Grants & contracts
Follow-up funding obtained from ALT and DFID for a series of pro bono lectures and workshops in Sierra Leone (December 2014). The outcome/findings are to be published in The Law Teacher (2015).
de Rijke, H. ‘Innovative Teaching Methods Using Film’, in Ashford, C. and Guth, J., eds. The Legal Academic’s Handbook (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
de Rijke, ‘The Point of Long Noses: Cyrano de Bergerac and Tristram Shandy’ in Representations of the Nose in Literature and Art (London: Middlesex University Press, 2000).
McLeod, K., Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007) in Leonardo Journal (Boston: MIT Press, 2008).
Greenfield, S. et al, Film and the Law (Oxford: Hart, 2010) in The Law Teacher (London: Routledge, 2011).
de Rijke, H., Childs, P. and Firth, N., ‘The Gap Between Law Student Career Aspirations and Employment Opportunities’ in The Law Teacher: International Journal of Legal Education 48:1 (London: Routledge, 2014)