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Dr S Marsh's papers  Biographical Note

Dr S B (Stan) Marsh (1926-1998) was a barrister and law teacher. After three and a half years' war service in the Royal Navy he graduated B.Com from the University of London in 1949 and Dip.Ed. from Leicester University in 1950; he then taught at Leicester College of Technology from 1950-1956. During this time he obtained his LL.B from the University of London, and was called to the Bar of Gray's Inn in 1958. He was Head of the Commerce Department at Peterborough Technical College from 1956-1958 and Head of the Department of Business and Secretarial Studies at Manchester College of Commerce in 1958. From the latter Department grew the Department of Law, subsequently incorporated into Manchester Polytechnic.

Dr Marsh's first foray into research in legal education was his thesis for a higher degree, for which he was awarded a Ph.D at Leicester University in 1956. This research was later continued in association with Professor John Wilson of Southampton University and then with Dr Julia Bailey, then lecturing at Manchester.

Dr Marsh served as a member of the Lord Chancellor's Committee on Legal Education (the Ormrod Committee) and the Advisory Committee on Legal Education set up by the Inns of Court and the Law Society. He was the founding Chairman of the Association of Law Teachers from 1965-1967 and President from 1989-1996. He produced a history of the first 25 years of the Association in 1990 (The Association of Law Teachers; the First 25 Years, ALT, 1990).

Papers donated to the Records of Legal Education Archives

In 1997 Dr Marsh presented several classes of records of interest to legal education to the Archives. They included some manuscript material, pamphlets and offprints held by him, and also minutes and papers of his time as a member of the Ormrod Committee on Legal Education and the Advisory Committee on Legal Education. The latter two classes of records had been temporarily deposited in the School of International Studies and Law at Coventry University by Dr Julia Bailey, who had referred to them in the preparation of her Ph.D thesis (see A.MARSH 3/1). They were passed to the Archives by agreement between Dr Marsh, Dr Bailey and the Head of the School of Law at Coventry University. They will be found at A.MARSH 1-2.

The bulk of the printed papers donated by Dr Marsh have been placed in the appropriate classes of agency archives also held in the RLEA (see entries for the ALT, CLE, CLEA and SPTL). The remainder will be found at A.MARSH 4.

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