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Faculty and Fellow Profiles

Norman Doe

Professor and Director, Centre for Law and Religion, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University

Areas of Expertise

Canon Law; Ecclesiastical Law; Christian Law; Legal History; Family Law; Church/State Relations

Curriculum Vitae

    Doe teaches while directing the Centre for Law and Religion, which he founded in 1998, serving on the editorial boards of several journals, and lecturing around the world. He established the LLM in Canon Law at Cardiff in 1991, which has attracted judges, bishops and other esteemed students.

    He has authored and edited many articles and chapters, as well as more than 20 books including An Anglican Covenant: Theological and Legal Considerations for a Global Debate (London, 2008), Law and Religion in Europe (Oxford, 2011), and Christian Law: Contemporary Principles (Cambridge, 2013).

    Doe was a visiting research scholar at Corpus Christi College Oxford in 2015, a visiting fellow at Trinity College Oxford in 2011, and a visiting scholar at Bangor Law School from 2007 to 2010. He has been an associate professor at the University of Paris since 1999 and is a visiting professor at the faculty of canon law at KU Leuven. He has acted as a consultant on canon law to the Primates of the Anglican Communion, Anglican Communion Network of Legal Advisers, and Anglican Communion Covenant Design Group. He served on the Lambeth Commission, which published the Windsor Report in 2004. He served on the Legal Advisory Commission of the Church of England, as deputy chancellor of the Manchester diocese, and was involved in the establishment by the Cardiff Centre for Law and Religion of the Interfaith Legal Advisers Network (2007) and the Law and Religion Scholars Network (2008). He is the Chancellor of the Diocese of Bangor in the Church in Wales.

    He holds a doctorate from Cambridge, an LLM from Wales, a master of theology from Oxon, a DCL from Lambeth, an LLD from Cambridge, and a barrister from Middle Temple.