UK: Aston University welcomes Professor Martin George, an expert in land law, as the new Associate Dean of Law

Aston University has named Professor Martin George as its new Associate Dean of Law, effective from February 1, 2024. Professor George brings a wealth of experience and expertise in land law and property law theory to his new role.

After completing his studies at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham, Professor George served as a college lecturer at Hertford College, Oxford. He then held a lectureship in land law at the University of Birmingham from 2009 to 2014, earning the Excellence in Teaching Prize in 2013.

Subsequently, he spent seven years at the University of Leicester as an Associate Professor of Property Law, where he received the prestigious Lecturer of the Year award from law students in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2019, he was honored with a University Distinguished Teaching Fellowship.

Professor George is the co-author of “Thompson’s Modern Land Law,” an authoritative work in its eighth edition published by Oxford University Press in 2022. He is also a member of the Board of Modern Studies in Property Law (MSPL), a leading association for property law academics.

In 2023, Professor George joined Gatehouse Chambers in London as an academic associate member, further expanding his engagement in the legal field. His dedication to academia is evident in his 2017 election as an academic fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Professor Martin George stated, “I am delighted to be joining Aston Law School and everyone at Aston University. The University’s 2030 Strategy aligns with my vision, emphasizing staff and student well-being and the transformative impact of education.”

Jonathan Fortnam, the Dean of Aston Law School, welcomed Professor George, emphasizing his expertise and experience as aligned with the university’s 2030 strategy. Fortnam looks forward to Professor George contributing positively to the university’s mission of academic rigor and practical insight in research and teaching.