Current and Former Visiting Scholars
Current Visiting Scholar
- Solomon Menabdishvili - is a visiting scholar at Durham Law School from October 2012 to May 2013 for which he has received an Open Society Foundation (Global Faculty Grants programme) Soros scholarship. Solomon is a PhD candidate and also a lecturer at Tblisi State University in Georgia where he has taught a course on competition law. During his stay in Durham, Solomon aims to develop further his teaching skills and is currently writing a paper on the recently enacted Georgian Competition Act from the perspective of the European Union competition rules. His doctoral research focuses on recent trends in cartel enforcement under Article 101 TFEU.
Former Visiting Scholars
- Dr Wei Ying - has received the title of Associate Professor at the Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in December, 2010. Her main research interests lie in the fields of company and securities law, state-owned assets law, anti-monopoly law, and law and economics. Dr Ying obtained a Ph.D in Economics at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In August in 2010, Dr. Ying completed her postdoctoral working report which concerns research on the takeover regulation of the listed companies in China and passed the rigid academia evaluation process at Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
- Ali Abdelrahman Khalil - was a visiting scholar at Durham Law School. He is an established practitioner in Sudan at Shami Advocates & Legal Consultants. Ali holds LLB and LLM from University of London. He is a recipient of a number of prizes and awards and has also previous experience on academia. His areas of expertise and research are on corporate and finance law, commercial dispute resolution, Shari'a, theory of law and reform in Sudan. While at Durham, Ali completed a research in the next Lex mercatoria in approach and its application in Sudan.
- Mushera Ambaras Khan - is an Associate Professor at the Civil Law Department, International Islamic University Malaysia. Her area of expertise and research is mainly on corporations' law, in particular, takeovers and mergers law. She was a recipient of Endeavour Research Fellowship Award conferred by the DEST (Australian Government) the same year. She was also appointed as a visiting scholar at the Victoria University, Melbourne in 2006. Her publications include "Directors Accountability and Insider Trading" published by Butterworths and a chapter on takeovers and mergers law in International Encyclopaedia for Corporations and Partnerships, published by Kluwer Law International. Some of her latest articles include 'An insight into the latest developments on takeovers and mergers law in Malaysia' (2011) 2 Company and Securities Law Journal 125-129, 'Shareholders' Protection Through The Enhanced Independent Advice Circular' (2011) The Law Review,17 and an article in Company Lawyer (forthcoming ) on 'Amendments to Takeovers and Mergers Regulation in Malaysia'.
- Jonathan Konietz - visited Durham Law School in August/September 2012. He is a doctoral candidate at Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law and Co-Author of a case law report “CIP-Report”. In the scope of his doctoral thesis he mainly concentrates on Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in the context of Fair Competition Law, in particular mechanisms of self-regulation.
During his time in Durham he analysed British codes of conduct from a comparative perspective and conducted research on how mechanisms of self- regulation are and have been handled by the market, courts and academics.
- Awad Al-khalaf - is visiting the department for a month in July from the University of Sharjah. His research project relates to the Islamic Criminal Justice Project of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice [http://www.dur.ac.uk/cclcj/projects/icjp/]. He is writing a chapter on 'Criminal Terminology' for the book project Principles of Islamic Criminal Law - a joint publication project between the Sharjah and Durham Law Schools.
- Liu Huayi - will be an occasional visiting scholar in the Department until May 2008. Liu is a professor in the Law School of Ocean University of China and will be researching in the area of UK company law.
- Reid Mortensen - from the University of Queensland, Australia visited the Department in February 2007. During his time in Durham he continued his research into virtue ethics, particularly their relationship to the ethics of care and to religious perspectives in legal practice, and gave a research seminar on the use of Renvoi in a recent case from the High Court of Australia.
- Belinda Carpenter - will be visiting the Department from Queensland University of Technology during the academic year 2007/8 at the invitation of the Department's Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Belinda's research interests include issues of sexed justice, particularly domestic violence and a continuing interest in prostitution.