Neville Harris

Neville Harris


  • Emeritus Professor, Law

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Neville Harris LL.B (Hons), LL.M., Ph.D (Sheffield), FAcSS, Barrister (Gray's Inn)


Neville Harris is an Emeritus Professor of Law, having previously been Professor of Law at Manchester from 2000-2020. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is the Editor of the Journal of Social Security Law and the Senior Editor of the Education Law Reports. He has conducted a wide range of research projects funded by, among others, the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, the Department for Education and the Law Society. He is a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Society of Legal Scholars and serves on the editorial boards of a number of national and international journals.


Research interests

His research interests lie in the field of Social (Welfare) Law, especially: Education Law and Policy; Social Security Law and Policy; Human Rights and Rights of the Child; Administrative Justice; and Law and the Family.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Visiting Professor of Welfare Law, Goteborgs Universitet

1 Nov 201431 Oct 2017


  • Education Law - Social Security Law - Children's and Young People's Rights - Public Law


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