Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr C Jones
Associate Dean of Faculty
will present those candidates
are to be awarded

The Degree of Doctor of Law

Corbett Haselgrove Spurin was educated at the Polytechnic of Wales (LLB) and University of Wales College, Cardiff (LLM) and he was Senior Lecturer in Law in the University of Glamorgan Law School since 1989. In the field of law and in the areas of arbitration and adjudication law in particular, his name stands out as a pioneer, a unique legal mind whose contribution to the discipline and profession was extraordinary across a long career that was nevertheless tragically cut short with his untimely death in December of last year. An inspirational lecturer to many generations of law students, Corbett was a much valued colleague, friend and highly respected legal scholar.
Corbett Spurin was instrumental in leading the setting up of the LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for which the University of Glamorgan was awarded fellowship accreditation (six years ago) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CI Arb), one of only about 4 universities to have been given such an accolade. He also provided valuable assistance to the University in the Faculty of Advanced Technology in helping to secure RICS accreditation.
Corbett was a highly respected expert across the world and his own dedicated adjudication law reports were quoted by High Court judges, who, it would appear, were relying on the weekly updates and summaries that Corbett was producing. Corbett prided himself on being up to date and never more than a week behind the delivery of new adjudication judgments. The rich abundance of his scholarly work in the field of alternative dispute resolution is noteworthy and adorns, amongst many others, the annals of the National Academy of Dispute Resolution (www.nadr.co.uk) and is illustration of the breadth and depth of his legal endeavour and erudition which is a lasting and living testimony to a much missed colleague to so many.