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New Executive Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law announced

Professor Dan Hunter has been appointed as Executive Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law and is set to join King’s in the summer.

Professor Dan Hunter, wearing a shirt and jacket, looking directly to camera.
Professor Dan Hunter

Professor Hunter, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, is an international expert in internet and intellectual property law, artificial intelligence and cognitive science models of law and in legal tech and legal innovation. He will be joining King’s from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he has been Dean of Law since November 2019. He is also the Founding Dean of Swinburne Law School, a world class law school with a focus on technology and industry learning, which launched in 2015, and brought in the inaugural Bachelor of Laws (LLB) cohort within three months of accreditation.

Professor Hunter has taught at some of the most prestigious universities across the world, including Cambridge University, Melbourne Law School, New York Law School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the founder of the Future Law Podcast, which talks about how law is changing during this time of massive disruption.

His research interest focusses on innovation and technology within law, notably the use of artificial intelligence in sentencing and criminal justice, the legal implications of the blockchain, innovation processes within the legal profession, and the future of legal practice. He has also undertaken a range of cultural histories of intellectual property in the postwar period, including work on LEGO bricks, Barbie dolls, modernist furniture, and the social significance of luxury handbags.

I'm honoured and thrilled to be joining The Dickson Poon School of Law. It is one of the great law schools of the world, and I cannot wait to start working with all its incredible students, academics and professional staff. I know that together we will develop an extraordinary next chapter for the school.– Professor Dan Hunter
As Executive Dean of the Law School, Professor Hunter brings significant international experience, a demonstrably strong interdisciplinary approach and a passion for his discipline and its potential to make a tangible difference to society. His forward and outward-looking approach alongside a commitment to diversity and inclusion and the highest quality experiential learning and student outcomes will serve to further enhance the ambitions of one of the largest, most international and highly regarded UK university communities for legal research and education.– Professor Shitij Kapur, Principal & President of King’s College London

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Shitij Kapur

Shitij Kapur

President & Principal of King's College London