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Durham Law School

 Durham Law School

Durham Law School is a world leader in legal education and research. Our academic staff shape the development of law through their ground-breaking research, influential work with policy makers and active public engagement both nationally and internationally. Durham Law School is in the QS World Rankings top 40 law schools and our research was ranked 3rd best in the UK in the last national Research Excellence Framework in 2014. We have some of the best results for student satisfaction and employability – and our graduates include some of law’s leading figures, such as current members of the UK Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and in Government. Our top-ranked global law courses are very competitive with an excellent and diverse student population from across the world delivering a cutting-edge, research-led curriculum.

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Books Authored

  • Vera-Gray, F. (2016). Men's Intrusion, Women's Embodiment: A critical analysis of street harassment. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Becoming British: UK Citizenship Examined. London: Biteback Publishing.
  • Fenwick, Helen, Phillipson, Gavin & Williams, Alexander (2016). Text, Cases and Materials on Public Law and Human Rights. Routledge (4th edn).
  • Brazier, Margaret & Cave, Emma (2016). Medicine, Patients and the Law. Manchester University Press.

Books Sections

  • McGlynn, C., Downes, J. & Westmarland, N. (2017). Seeking Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence: recognition, voice and consequences. In Restorative Responses to Sexual Violence: Legal, Social and Therapeutic Dimensions. Zinsstag, E. & Keenan, M. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 179-191.
  • Campbell, Liz (2017). Commentary on DPP v. Tiernan. In Northern / Irish Feminist Judgments: Judges' Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity. Enright, Máiréad, Mccandleuss, Julie & O'Donoghue, Aoife Hart Publishing.
  • Siems, Mathias & Mac Sithigh, Daithi (2017). Why Do We Do What We Do? Comparing Legal Methods in Five Law Schools through Survey Evidence. In Rethinking Legal Scholarship: A Transatlantic Interchange. van Gestel, Rob Micklitz, Hans & Rubin, Edward L. Cambridge Cambridge University Press. 31-83.
  • Pattinson, Shaun D. (2017). Advance Refusals and the Personal Identity Objection. In Ethical Rationalism and the Law. Capps, Patrick & Pattinson, Shaun D. Oxford: Hart Publishing. 91-108.

Journal Papers

  • Greene, Alan (2017). Defining Terrorism: One Size Fits All? International and Comparative Law Quarterly 66(2): 411-440.
  • McGlynn, Clare, Westmarland, Nicole & Johnson, Kelly (2017). Under the radar: the widespread use of 'Out of Court resolutions' in policing domestic violence and abuse in the UK. British journal of criminology
  • Schammo, P. (2017). The European Central Bank’s duty of care for the unity and integrity of the internal market. European Law Review 42(1): 3-26.
  • Gerke, Sara & Pattinson, Shaun D. (2017). EU Marketing Authorisation of Orphan Medicinal Products and Its Impact on Related Research. European Journal of Health Law 24.

Current grants

  • 2016-2017 IAA - The Centre for Gender Equal Media at Durham University (GEM) (£15804.00 from ESRC) investigated by Clare McGlynn
  • RI160009: IAA-Constitutional Conundrums:Northern Ireland, the EU and Human Rights, ESRC, £4975.00, 2016-04-01 - 2017-09-30 investigated by Aoife O'Donoghue
  • 2016-2019 Phenomenology, Pornography and Women's Embodiment (£84250.00 from The Leverhulme Trust) investigated by Fiona Vera-Gray
  • 2016-2018 The use of corporate vehicles by transnational organised crime groups in the concealment, conversion and control of illicit finance (£28668.00 from ESRC) investigated by Liz Campbell
  • 2016-2018 UN Gender Network (£38820.96 from AHRC) investigated by Aoife O'Donoghue
  • 2015-2018 Constructing Authority in International Law: Critical Reflections (£191838.73 from Arts and Humanities Research Council) investigated by Gleider I Hernández
  • European Research Council (Principal Investigator, € 909.662) investigated by Robert Schütze

Other Grants

Contact Details

Durham Law School
Durham University
Palatine Centre
Stockton Road

Tel: +44 (0) 191 33 42800
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 42801

Durham subjects in QS World Subject Rankings Top 50

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