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Staff Profile for Stephen Clear

Name
Stephen Clear
Position
Legal Research Support Officer
Email
s.clear@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
01248 38 3078
Location
Aethwy

Stephen Clear has been teaching at Bangor Law School for five years. He joined the ICPS team in June 2011 as a Project Research Assistant, and was later appointed Public Procurement Legal Research Support Officer in September 2011. Stephen primarily assists Dr Ama Eyo on the 'Remedies Law' work package of the Winning in Tendering project through conducting case law analysis. He also contributes to the development of new teaching material.

Originally from London, he graduated from the University of Wales in 2010 with a First Class Honours LLB. He subsequently successfully completed an LLM by Research at Bangor University in 2012. Stephen’s research interests are in the area of public procurement and judicial review/administrative law, and he has presented at several conferences on the current operation and necessity of judicial review as a mechanism for resolving public procurement disputes. Stephen is also one of the University’s 125th Anniversary PhD scholarship recipients.

Within the Law School Stephen teaches, as a Part Time Lecturer, on the undergraduate Legal Skills module, is a Tutor in Public Law: Constitutional and Administrative Law, and is Bangor Law School’s Mooting Skills Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons), First Class, University of Wales (2010)
  • Certificate of Commercial Awareness, BPP Manchester (2010-2014)
  • City and Guilds Professional Development Award in Legal Assistance, Level 4 (2011)
  • LLM by Research, Bangor University (2012)
  • Certificate of Chinese Economics, Language and History, SILC, Shanghai University, China (2012)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Stage One) Bangor University (2013)
  • PhD Judicial Review and Public Procurement (Ongoing) under the supervision of Sarah Nason and Dr Ama Eyo, Bangor University (Expected 2015)

Selected Conferences:

  • Justifying Commercial Judicial Review: A Public Procurement Case Study, Legal World Series, Bangor (2014)
  • 2020 Vision Question Time: The Future for Welsh Public Procurement, Session Coordinator, Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies’ (ICPS) Wales’ National Procurement Week, Cardiff (2014)
  • Understanding Public Procurement Judicial Review: Beyond Government Consultations and Reform, Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference, Edinburgh (2013)
  • Procurement Research: Changing Policy with Better Research, Research Day Conference Chair, Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies' (ICPS) Wales' National Procurement Week, Bangor (2013)

Consultation Responses:

  • A written response (focusing on commercial judicial review and public procurement) to the Ministry of Justice’s Consultation on Judicial Review: Proposals for Further Reform (November 2013).
  • A written response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on Balance of Competences: Fundamental Rights Review (January 2014).

Awards:

  • Awarded a Drapers Company Scholarship for LLM research (2010)
  • Awarded a three year Bangor University 125th Anniversary Bursary for PhD research (2011)
  • Nominated for Bangor University’s Teacher of the Year and shortlisted for Postgraduate Teacher of the Year, Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTA) 2012
  • Awarded Bangor University’s Postgraduate Teacher of the Year, Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTA) 2013

Professional Memberships:

Stephen is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). He is also a member of:

  • Procurement Law Academic Network (PLAN)
  • The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
  • International Bar Association (IBA) Public Law Group
  • The Association of Law Teachers (ALT)

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