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Durham University

Durham Law School

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NamePositionTelephoneRoomResearch Interests
Dr Mike Adcock Assistant Professor 46862 PCL139
  • Intellectual property rights (IPRs) and biotechnology
  • IPRs and access to medicines
  • Protection of plant genetic resources
  • IPRs and bioethics
Dr Orkun Akseli Associate Professor 42833 PCL115
  • Secured Transactions
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Sale of Goods
  • Arbitration and ADR
Professor Tom Allen Professor 46849 PCL136
  • The right to property in constitutional and international law
Ms Lana Ashby Assistant Professor (Education) in Private Law 42839 PCL154
  • Company Law (Comparative approaches, Modern approaches, Commonwealth Caribbean
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Insolvency Law (Rescue)
Dr Daniel Attenborough Associate Professor in Corporate Law 43186 PCL137
  • Comparative UK and US Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance theory
  • Directors’ duties
  • Shareholder rights
Miss Rachel Avery Associate Professor (Teaching)
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
Mr Chris Bevan Associate Professor in Property Law 46849 PCL225
  • Homelessness Law and Policy
  • Housing Law and Policy
  • Land Law and Property
  • Trusts and Equity
Professor Deryck Beyleveld Professor 46853 PCL136
  • Moral Philosophy (Pure and Applied) (especially, Gewirth and Kant)
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Regulation of Medical Research
  • Privacy and Data Protection in Medical Law
  • Morality in Patent Law
  • The Regulation and Ethics of Biotechnology
  • Precautionary reasoning in legal thinking
Dr Jessie Blackbourn Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights 40247 PCL135
  • Counter-terrorism laws
  • Counter-terrorism review
  • Public Law
  • Human Rights
Professor Michael Bohlander Chair in Comparative and International Criminal Law 40476 PCL185
  • Legal aspects of SETI post-detection protocols
  • International criminal justice - Theory, practice, political and socio-legal implications
  • Comparative criminal law
  • The Judiciary - Comparative, international and socio-legal aspects
Dr Hannah Bows Assistant Professor in Criminal Law -
Professor Thom Brooks Dean 44365 PCL211
  • Asylum and Refugee Law
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Brexit
  • British Politics
  • Capabilities
  • Citizenship
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Global Justice & Human Rights
  • Immigration Law & Policy
  • Jurisprudence
  • Migration Law
  • Political Philosophy
  • Public Policy
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sentencing
  • Stakeholder Theory
  • Strategic Communication
Dr Graeme Brown Assistant Professor in Criminal Law
  • Comparative sentencing law and practice
  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Judicial decision making
  • Philosophy of punishment
  • Sentencing theory, law and practice
Professor Emma Cave Professor of Healthcare Law 42829 PCL122
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Compulsion
  • Consent
  • Healthcare research
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Law
  • Capacity
Dr Ge Chen Assistant Professor in Chinese Law
  • Copyright law issues (related to free speech)
  • Free speech in international and comparative perspectives
  • Global constitutionalism and its relation with China
  • TRIPS Agreement
Prof Lei Chen Chair in Chinese Law
  • Chinese civil and commercial law
  • Comparative contract law
  • International arbitration
  • Property law
Dr Anca Chirita Assistant Professor of Competition Law 42860 PCL145
  • Competition law (UK/EU) and comparative law (US antitrust law), policy and economics
  • Restraint of trade, abuse of a dominant position, mergers, and state aid
  • Public policy and the intersection of competition law with industrial property, big data, consumer law and environmental regulation
Mr Tufyal Choudhury Associate Professor 46858 PCL138
  • International human rights
  • Equality and Anti-Discrimination
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Integration, identity and multiculturalism
Dr Benedict Douglas Assistant Professor in Law 43174 PCL135
  • Domestic and Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Jurisprudence
Professor Ming Du Professor in Chinese Law 40203 PCL177
  • China's Approach to International Law
  • Comparative corporate Law
  • Foreign Investment Law
  • International dispute settlement
  • The Rule of Law in China
  • World trade law (WTO)
Professor Helen Fenwick Professor 42831 PCL121
  • Counter-terrorist law and policy
  • Media freedom of expression (in particular contempt law, obscenity law and privacy law)
  • Public protest
  • Human Rights Act; proposals for a Bill of Rights
Dr Eleni Frantziou Assistant Professor in Public Law & Human Rights
  • UK Constitutional Law
  • EU Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Theory
  • Global Constitutionalism
  • Human Rights Law
  • Workplace Politics
  • Horizontal Effect
  • Privacy
Professor Richard Goldberg Professor 44364 PCL116
  • Product Liability; Torts; Pharmaceutical Law; Causation
Dr Katarzyna Granat Junior Research Fellow PCL208
  • EU law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Legislative Process
  • Parliamentary Studies
Dr Samantha Halliday Associate Professor in Biolaw 40205 PCL181 -
Dr Andy Hayward Associate Professor 42808 PCL126
  • Domestic and Comparative Family Law
  • Family Property
  • Legal History
  • Trusts and Equity
Dr Mohammad Hedayati-Kakhki Part Time Tutor -
Dr Johanna Jacques Assistant Professor in Law 46856 PCL142
  • Legal Theory
  • Philosophy of law
  • Political theory
  • Property theory
Dr Annika Jones Assistant Professor in Law 42820
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Law-Making
  • Judicial Cross-Referencing
  • Public International Law
Dr Henry Jones Assistant Professor in Law 42838 PCL117 -
Dr Dimitrios Kagiaros Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights
  • Austerity and Human Rights
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • Freedom of Expression
  • International Human Rights Law
  • UK Constitutional Law
Professor Ian Leigh Professor 42824 PCL119
  • Religious Liberty
  • National Security Law
  • Human Rights adjudication
  • Local government law and politics
Dr Zhiyu Li Assistant Professor in Chinese Law
  • Chinese Law and Society
  • Comparative Law
  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
  • Administrative Law
  • Law and Policy
Dr Jieying Liang Assistant Professor of Private International Law and Chinese Law 40374 PCL174
  • Private International Law (Conflict of Laws)
  • Cross-border Commercial Litigation
  • Cross-border Securities Transactions and Insolvency
  • Chinese Civil and Commercial Law
  • Judicial Reform in China
  • Comparative Law
Professor William Lucy Professor 42868 PCL114
  • adjudication and legal reasoning
  • legal philosophy
  • philosophy of private law
  • the normative standing of access to justice
Dr Federico Lupo-Pasini Associate Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Financial Law
  • International Financial Law and Policy
  • International Trade Law
  • Contract Law
Professor Roger Masterman Professor 42799 PCL211
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • UK Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Reform
  • The Human Rights Act 1998
  • The Judiciary
Professor Deirdre McCann Professor 42836 PCL128
  • Labour Law (UK, EU, International)
  • Legal regulation in low-income settings
  • Measurement of labour regulation
  • Non-Standard Work
  • Working Conditions
Professor Clare McGlynn Professor 42837 PCL118
  • image-based sexual abuse ('revenge porn')
  • Rape law and policy
  • Restorative Justice and Sexual Violence
  • Feminist Judgments and women in the legal profession
  • Legal Regulation of Pornography
Prof Aileen McHarg Professor in Public Law and Human Rights 42805 PCL218 -
Dr Emma Milne Assistant Professor in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • Feminist legal studies
  • Social and legal regulation of women's sexuality and bodies
  • Criminal liability of pregnant women
  • Women's reproductive rights/freedom
  • Legal protection of the foetus
  • Infanticide/neonaticide/maternal filicide
  • Feminist criminology
  • Women who offend
  • Violent women
  • Gender and crime
Dr Petra Minnerop Associate Professor of International Law -
Dr Jonathan Mukwiri Associate Professor 42814 PCL141
  • Regulation of Takeovers
  • Corporate Governance
  • EU Internal Market, particularly Free Movement of Capital
  • Commercial Law, particularly Sale of Goods
Dr Kyle Murray Teaching Fellow PCL135
  • Constitutional Theory
  • Philosophy, Moral Theory & Political Theory
  • Jurisprudence
  • Human Rights
  • Gender and equality
  • Mistake, Deception and Sexual Consent (esp. gender fraud, stealthing, and mistaken sex)
Dr Matthew Nicholson Assistant Professor in International Law 42826 PCL233
  • International Law
  • International Legal Theory
  • Legal Theory (in particular, critical approaches)
  • International Environmental Law
  • Foreign Relations Law (the relationship between national and international law)
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law on the Use of Force
  • Law and Literature
  • Frankfurt School Critical Theory (in particular, the work of Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno)
Professor Aoife O'Donoghue Professor of International Law and Global Governance 42810 PCL125
  • Constitutionalism
  • Feminist Theory
  • History of International Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Legal & Political Theory
  • Tyranny
  • Use of Force
  • Utopia
Dr Elizabeth O'Loughlin Assistant Professor in Public Law and Human Rights 42834 PCL124
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • UK Administrative Law
Professor Shaun Pattinson Professor of Medical Law and Ethics 46863 PCL222
  • Medical Law
  • Moral Theory (especially applied ethics)
  • Human Rights
Dr Camilla Pickles Assistant Professor in Biolaw 40245 PCL180
  • Criminal Law
  • Gender and Violence
  • Human Rights
  • Medical Law
Dr Anashri Pillay Associate Professor in Law 42791 PCL143
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Economic and Social Rights
Mr Chris Riley Associate Professor (Reader) 46852 PCL226
  • Theories of company law
  • Directors’ duties
  • Minority shareholder protection
  • Not-for-profit companies
  • Corporate governance
Ms Elizabeth Chloe Romanis Assistant Professor in Biolaw
  • Feminist Legal Studies
  • Healthcare Law
  • Reproduction
Professor Robert Schütze Professor of European and Global Law 42802 PCL223
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • EU Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Legal History and Political Theory
Dr Pierre Schammo Associate Professor (Reader) 42818 PCL113
  • Capital Markets Regulation
  • Financial Markets and Banking Supervision
  • Internal Market Law
  • Regulation and law in context research (law and political science, and law and economics)
Professor Mathias Siems Professor 42816 PCL220
  • Company and Securities Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Law and Finance
  • Research methods
Dr Catherine Turner Associate Professor 46864 PCL140
  • Public International Law
  • Transitional Justice
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction
  • Mediation
  • Critical Legal Theory
Dr Barend van Leeuwen Assistant Professor in EU Law 46850 PCL219
  • Free Movement Law
  • Judicial Protection
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • European Private Law
Dr Jia Wang Assistant Professor
  • E-commerce law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Law and technology
Dr Se-shauna Wheatle Associate Professor 43186 PCL234
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • UK Constitutional Law
  • Common Law Constitutionalism
  • Constitutional Principles
  • Commonwealth Caribbean Human Rights
Dr Irene Wieczorek Assistant Professor in EU Law 42823 PCL234
  • Comparative Criminal Law
  • European Constitutional Law
  • European Criminal Law
Dr Kara Woodbury-Smith Assistant Professor of Legal Theory
  • Ethics (meta and normative)
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Philosophy of constitutional law
  • Philosophy of human rights law
  • Philosophy of international law
Dr Olivia Woolley Associate Professor in Biolaw -
Dr Benjamin Yong Associate Professor in Public Law and Human Rights 42834 PCL190
  • Bureaucracy and bureaucratic norms
  • Non-judicial institutions: executives and legislatures
  • Public sector lawyers
  • Sociolegal research
Dr Yige Zu Assistant Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law 40452 PCL182
  • EU tax law
  • International taxation
  • Tax administration
  • VAT
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Miss Paige Bartley Learning and Teaching Administrator 46847 PCL210
Ms Emma Chapman School Manager 43927 PCL212
Mrs Leaona Clarkson Learning and Teaching Administrator 42861 PCL210
Mrs Lauren Curry Learning and Teaching Manager 46861 PCL210
Miss Joanne Emerson Undergraduate Programme Co-ordinator 42832 PCL210
Miss Joanne Emerson Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator 42832 PCL210
Mrs Michelle Harrison Finance Administrator 46860 PCL210
Miss Gemma Hilland Learning and Teaching Administrator 46848 PCL210
Dr Stan Neal Senior Research Administrator
Miss J A Platten Operations Administrator 42811 PCL210
Ms Hayley Wharton Receptionist/Assistant Secretary 42800 PCL049
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Dame Vera Baird QC Honorary Fellow
Mr Philip Bennett, Visiting Professor of Pensions Law
Rt Hon Lady Black Honorary Fellow
The Hon Mr Justice Goss Honorary Fellow
Dr Zoe Gounari Honorary Fellow
Melanie Hall QC Honorary Fellow
Professor Kamil Idris Honorary Fellow
Dr Konrad Lachmayer Visiting Fellow
Professor Steven Schwarcz Honorary Professor
Jason Sugarman QC Honorary Fellow
Professor Roman Tomasic Honorary Professor