Durham Law School is delighted to announce that Professor Clare McGlynn KC (Hon) has been elected as an Academic Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court that hold the exclusive right to Call their Members to the Bar of England and Wales and which govern the barristers’ profession in England & Wales.
This honour is conveyed on ‘distinguished academics’ and Professor McGlynn will contribute to the governance, education and training, and other activities of the Inn. A Bencher or Master of the Bench is a senior member of an Inn of Court in England and Wales and Ireland. Benchers hold office for life once elected.
Clare McGlynn is Professor of Law with particular expertise in the legal regulation of pornography, sexual violence and online abuse, particularly cyberflashing and image-based sexual abuse (taking, creating and sharing intimate images without consent). McGlynn qualified as a solicitor with City firm Herbert Smith Freehills and took up a Lectureship at Newcastle University before moving to a Readership at Durham University in 1999. McGlynn was appointed Professor of Law in 2004.