Professor Kenneth Norrie retires after 33 years at Strathclyde

Professor Kenneth Norrie retires after 33 years at Strathclyde

Professor Kenneth Norrie

Strathclyde Law School has announced the retirement of Professor Kenneth Norrie, and his appointment as professor emeritus.

Professor Norrie has enjoyed a distinguished career over 40 years. Initially a lecturer at Dundee and then at Aberdeen, he has given 33 years’ service to Strathclyde. A Scots private lawyer, he has published extensively across a range of areas, including trusts, delict and Scottish legal history.

Professor Norrie is best known for his contributions to family law, particularly child protection, and the law relating to same sex relationships. He has been an academic advisor to the Scottish Parliament and was most recently an advisor to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

Head of Strathclyde Law School, Professor Adelyn Wilson, said: “Kenneth has given exceptional service to Scots law throughout an impressive career. Generations of students have been the lucky beneficiaries of his unique and impactful teaching, and Strathclyde alumni look back at Kenneth’s lectures with a smile.

“We now look forward to the contributions he will continue to make to Strathclyde Law School as Professor Emeritus.”

Professor Norrie said: “It has been a privilege and a joy to spend my whole academic career teaching the lawyers of the future”.

Professor Norrie will deliver a valedictory lecture on Wednesday 28 February 2024. The lecture is open to all. Details of how to register can be found here.

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