Professor Warren Barr joined Liverpool Law School as a Lecturer in Property Law in September 1997, having completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Reading. He was named National Law Teacher of the Year 2006, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007. In 2014, his contribution to leadership in learning and teaching was recognised by membership as a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, applied for through the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition Award (ULTRA) scheme. He was appointed to a personal Chair in October 2014.
His research interests include charity law, social housing and property law, on which he has published extensively and presented numerous conference and seminar papers, and he is the author and co-author of textbooks on the areas of Equity & Trusts law and Land law (forthcoming). He organised the prestigious Modern Studies in Property Law Conference, which Liverpool Law School hosted at the Albert Dock in April 2014. Warren is an active member of the Charity Law and Policy Unit, having served as Director of the Unit in previous years.
Warren was the Academic Lead for Student Experience in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from August 2013 to August 2016, having previously served the Faculty as Deputy Faculty Lead with responsibility for Academic Standards and Curriculum Quality in the academic year 2012-2013. He has undertaken numerous student-facing roles over his career in the Law School, including Director of Learning and Teaching, Director of PGT programmes and Admissions Lead.
From 1st August 2021, Warren has taken up a 12 month fixed term post as Interim Dean of the School of Law and Social Justice. From 1 August 2017 until 31 July 2021, Warren was Head of Department of the Liverpool Law School. He is now Vice-Chair of the Committee of Heads of UK Law Schools (having served for two years on the Executive Board), Chair of the Modern Studies in Property Law Subject Board (having served on the Board for numerous years) and an academic member of the Property Bar Association. From November 2019, Warren was elected for a three-year term as a Director and General Committee Member of the Liverpool Law Society. He has also recently been appointed as a School Governor at St Christopher's Catholic Primary School in Speke.