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Dr Russell Orr

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 6063



Personal profile

Russell joined Leicester De Montfort Law School in April 2018 with a background in Law and Psychology. Russell is the module leader for Land Law (LL.B) and Foundations of the Law of Property (GDL) and is also a member of the teaching team for Equity and Trusts and Advanced Criminal Law. Russell is the current Programme Leader for the LL.B Law programme

Research group affiliations

The Institute for Evidence-Based Law Reform (IELR)

Publications and outputs

  • Orr R.T.J. & Omar P. (2020) ‘Radio DMU: A Study In Online Student Interaction’ Association of Law Teachers Blog
  • Orr R.T.J. (2016) ‘Speaking with Different Voices: The problems with English Law and Psychiatric Injury’ Legal Studies vol 36 (4) pp. 547-565 
  • Orr, R.T.J. (2013) ‘Ideology, Psychology and Law’ book review. Social Psychological Review.
  • Orr, R.T.J., McKeown, S, Cairns, E & Stringer, M (2012), ‘Examining non-racial segregation: a micro ecological approach’. British Journal of Social Psychology, vol 51., pp. 717-723

Research interests/expertise

Property Law (Land Law & Equity and Trusts); Psychiatric Injury (Tort & Criminal Law)

Areas of teaching

Property Law (Land Law & Equity and Trusts); Advanced Criminal Law


BSc, MSc, MLegSc; PhD

Courses taught


Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
Member of the Association of Law Teachers

Conference attendance

  • Tackling Knife Crime: The Way Forward 2019, De Montfort University
  • ‘Equity as a Regulator?’ SLS Conference 2016, Oxford University
  • 'Post Conflict Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: The Role of Contact Theory in Shared Spaces' Presented at Critical Legal Conference 2013, Queens University Belfast.
  • 'Segregation in Northern Ireland: Examining the Efficacy of the Contact Hypothesis Through Direct Behaviour Observation' Presented at the International Society of Political Psychology 33rd General Conference, 2010, San Francisco
  • 'The Role of Contact Theory in Post Conflict Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: Lessons to be learned?' Presented at the 'Beyond Reconciliation' conference, 2009, University of Cape Town, South Africa 
  • 'The Micro Ecology of Religious Segregation in Northern Ireland' Presented at 5th European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, Potsdam, 10-12 September, 2009. Political Psychology: Understanding citizens, leaders, passions and conflicts

Current research students

Zein Abdul Nassir Mukhtar
"Foreign Judgment Enforcement and Cross-Border Insolvency in the Oil & Gas Sector: the United Kingdom and the United States – A Comparative Jurisprudential Analysis of Some of The Messier Issues Which Can Arise"
(2nd supervisor)