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Published: 17 June 2016

New chapter for School of Law

New members of staff are contributing to an exciting phase for the School of Law which has seen a 30 per cent increase in student applications over the last few years and will be moving into a larger building on campus over the summer.

The School has recruited nine academics with international reputations to boost existing programmes within the curriculum and create further opportunities for our students in the areas of moral and political philosophy, legal theory and Chinese law.

They are:

  • Alexander Sarch, Reader in Moral and Political Philosophy, from Cornell University Law School
  • Ming Du (Michael), Professor in Chinese Comparative Law, from Lancaster University
  • Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco, Professor in Moral and Political Philosophy, from Birmingham Law School.
  • Ryan Abbott, Chair in Medical Ethics and Law, formerly at  Southwestern Law School
  • Hrafn Asgeirsson, Senior Lecturer Moral and Political Philosophy, from the University of Iceland
  • Bret Bogenschneider, Senior Lecturer in Finance Law and Ethics, from Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Christopher Taggart, Lecturer in Moral and Political Philosophy, from Harvard Law School
  • Bo Wang, Lecurer in Chinese Comparative Law, from King's College, London
  • Ira Lindsay, Senior Lecturer in Finance Law and Ethics, from Dartmouth College.

Alongside the School’s rise in undergraduate applications, it has also attracted a number of Canadian students onto its JD Pathway programme.

Luke Mason, Director of Learning and Teaching, said: “It’s a very exciting time for the School. We’re delighted to welcome academics with such strong reputations to join our highly regarded staff. With the improvements to our law degrees, subject to approval, and the new areas we plan to introduce, law at Surrey is in a very healthy state."

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