42 Med. Sci. & L. 1 (2002)

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President 2002 1


          The Hon.  Mr Justice Hooper, President of the Academy  2001-2002
  The Honourable Sir Anthony Hooper was recently appointed President of the Academy. He is a
High Court Judge, assigned to the Queen's Bench Division. After studying law at Trinity Hall,
Cambridge  he spent the next 11 years teaching law at various Universities in England and
Canada. He started his teaching at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and then continued at
the University of British Columbia, Universite de Laval, Quebec, and at Osgoode Hall Law
School, part of York University in Toronto, where he was appointed a Professor. He was also a
visiting lecturer at the Universit6 de Montr6al. In 1974 he returned to England and practised as a
barrister largely specialising in criminal cases. He became a Q.C. in 1987 and a High Court Judge
in 1995. Between 1996 and 2000 he was a Presiding Judge on the North Eastern Circuit. As a
High Court Judge he tries criminal and civil cases and sits in the Administrative Court, in the
Employment  Appeal Tribunal and in the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division. He has addressed
the Academy on two occasions discussing cases of particular interest to the members: the trial of
John Duffy, known as the railway murderer and the trial of Dr David Moore. The address which
he gave about the latter trial may be found in Volume 40 of this Journal at page 189.
Address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2A 2LL.
Email: anthony-hooper@btinternet.com

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