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Peter Odell

Position: Senior University Teacher
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6785

Academic Profile

Originally a Chemistry graduate, completed an MA in Law in 1998. Took up a lectureship in Sheffield School of Law in 2002.


  • MEd in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, University of Sheffield
  • PGDip Legal Practice, University of Sheffield
  • MA Law, University of Sheffield
  • BSc. (Hons) Chemistry, University of Sheffield

Teaching and Learning

I mainly teach property based subjects such as Equity & Trusts, Intellectual Property and Land Law. My focus is on helping students develop their academic skills as well as their skills for employment. I am personal tutor for all the MA Law students as well as some undergraduate students.

The modules I teach are:

Undergraduate Postgraduate and MA
Advanced Equity & Trusts (Convenor) Understanding Law and Legal Systems (Convenor)
Advanced Land Law (Convenor) Equity & Trusts (Convenor)
Property Law Law of Property (Convenor)
Law Research Paper English Legal System for the GDL
Legal Research & Writing Skills

Research Interests

  • Equity & Trusts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Law

Areas of Research Supervision

  • Equity & Trust
  • Intellectual property
  • Land law

Key Publications

Foundations of Property Law, Battersby & Odell, (2018). ISBN 978-1-78808-426-0

Odell, P. (2009) Parking is such sweet sorrow too. JBL, 5, 488-493.

Odell, Peter and Willet, C (ads) (2008) Global Governance and the Quest for Justice Vol III: Civil Society. Hart Publishing.

Adcock, M.D., Burton, A., Hunt, A., Odell, P. & Swiecka, J. (2005). Report on The Use of Patents by Governments: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Licences and Government Use, for Health Canada.

Professional Activities and Recognition

  • University of Sheffield Senate Award Fellow
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA
  • Fellow of the RSA