Professor Norman Doe
LLM (Wales), MTh (Oxon), PhD (Cantab), DCL (Lambeth), Barrister. Professor Norman Doe is Director of the Centre for Law and Religion, which he set up at Cardiff Law School in 1998. From the Rhondda, he studied law at University College Cardiff, for his doctorate, at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and theology at St Michael`s Theological College, Llandaff and Mansfield College in the University of Oxford. An honorary member of the senior common room at Magdalen College, Oxford (1996-97), visiting fellow at Pusey House, Oxford (1997), and visiting scholar at Bangor Law School (2007-8), he is author of Fundamental Authority in Late Medieval English Law (Cambridge, 1990), The Legal Framework of the Church of England (Oxford, 1996), Canon Law in the Anglican Communion (Oxford, 1998), The Law of the Church in Wales (Cardiff, 2002), An Anglican Covenant: Theological and Legal Considerations for a Global Debate (London, 2008), and Law and Religion in Europe (Oxford, 2011). He is editor of Essays in Canon Law (Cardiff, 1992) and The Portrayal of Religion in Europe (Leuven, 2004), and co-editor, with Mark Hill and Robert Ombres OP, of English Canon Law (Cardiff, 1998), with Richard Puza, Religion and Law in Dialogue (Leuven, 2006), and with James Conn and Joseph Fox, Initiation, Membership and Authority in Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Law (Rome, 2005). He is a member of the general committee of the Ecclesiastical Law Society and is on the scientific committees of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal, Nomokanonika, and Annuario di Diritto Comparato delle Religioni. For several years he was a member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the Church of England, and acted as deputy chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester. A member of the European Consortium for Church and State Research, and the Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Lawyers, he has acted as a consultant on canon law to the Primates of the Anglican Communion and was a member of the Lambeth Commission (2003-2004) which published the Windsor Report (2004). He also serves on the Anglican Communion Covenant Design Group and as a consultant to the Anglican Communion Network of Legal Advisers. Since 1999 he has been an associate professor at the University of Paris, lecturing annually there on Anglican canon law, and was invited to teach the same subject at the Pontifical University of St Thomas (the Angelicum), Rome, in 2009. With colleagues at the Centre, he was also inovlved in the establishment of the Interfaith Legal Advisers Network (2007) and the Law and Religion Scholars Network (2008). He made five presentations on canon law and covenant at the Lambeth Conference 2008. In the Hilary term 2011, he was a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College Oxford. In 2011-12 he gave papers at conferences in Utrecht, Paris and St Asaph. In 2012 he was appointed as Chancellor of the Diocese of Bangor and his book Law and Religion in Europe was included in the top 20 publications by the International Consortium of Law and Religion Scholars (ICLARS).