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Miss Rachel Avery, M.A (Cantab), LL.M (University of California, Berkeley), FHEA, Barrister

Associate Professor (Teaching) in Durham Law School

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Rachel graduated with a First Class Honours degree from Trinity College, Cambridge. She also has an LL.M from the University of California, Berkeley. During her time in Berkeley, Rachel was an intern at the San Francisco office of the State Public Defender working on habeas corpus appeals on behalf of death row inmates. In 2003 she was awarded a Mansfield Scholarship by Lincoln's Inn and was called to the Bar the same year. She undertook pupillage at Devereux Chambers, London ( and became a tenant in 2004 on successful completion of her pupillage. She continues to be a member of Chambers.

Teaching Areas

Commercial Law
Employment Law

Research Interests

  • Commercial Law
  • Employment Law