THE LAW SCHOOL
Professor Norrie started his academic career as a medical lawyer and his early publications are all in that field. Since moving to Strathclyde in 1990 his interest in Family Law has predominated and his major specialisms within that field are child protection and same-sex relationships. He remains involved in teaching and research projects in most Private Law areas, including property, delict and International Private Law. He has written widely in these fields and in legal history.
Professor Norrie continues to see himself as a private law generalist and is proud to put teaching at the centre of all he does, including writing and research. He believes that academic lawyers have an obligation to write for students, the legal profession, policy-makers, legislators, and the wider academic community - in that order. His research work is almost exclusively doctrinal as opposed to empirical.