We are a friendly department of academics, researchers, teachers, tutors and administrators, with additional staff within the Faculty and the University to support us.

Academic staff

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Professor Ryan Abbott

Professor of Law and Health Sciences

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Dr Joshua Andresen

Associate Professor of National Security and Foreign Relations Law

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Dr Conor Casey

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Public Law & Legal Theory

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Nick Clapham

Senior Lecturer/Director of Student Experience

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Professor Francesco Giglio

Professor of Civil and Private Law

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Dr Nicola Giglio

Senior Teaching Fellow in Private Law

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Dr Ambrose Lee

Senior Lecturer in Legal Theory, Director of Postgraduate Research (Progression)

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Dr Feja Lesniewska

Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Transitions and Environmental Law

Claire Lillywhite

Senior Lecturer Professional Development and Employability

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Professor Rosalind Malcolm

Professor of Law, Director of Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG)

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Dr Lucas Miotto Lopes

Senior Lecturer in Law and Philosophy

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Dr Marie Newhouse

Associate Professor in Law, Philosophy, and Public Policy

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Dr Noreen O'Meara

Associate Professor (Reader), Human Rights, European and Environmental Law. Co-director: Surrey Centre for International and Environmental Law (SCIEL).

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Dr Katy Peters

Senior Lecturer in Law (Tort; Medical Law & Ethics); Director of Employability (Law)

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Professor Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco

Professor in Moral and Political Philosophy (Jurisprudence)

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Dr Arman Sarvarian

Reader in Public International Law, Fellow of the Institute for Sustainability

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Dr Vickie Thanapal

Associate Professor, Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching)

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Krystof Turek

Teaching Fellow in Private Law, Director of Validations

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Elizabeth Williams

Principal Teaching Fellow in Law, Director of Clinical Legal Education Programmes

Visiting staff

Prof Giovanni SartorVisiting Professor of Law and Artificial Intelligence 
Akber Datoo

Visiting Professor in Practice

(CEO, D2 Legal Technology


Former visitors

Prof Juan Ruiz ManeroVisiting
Prof Maggie MaoVisiting Professor 
Prof Ángeles Rodenas Visiting


Emeritus staff

Prof Alison ClarkeEmeritus
Prof Alison FirthEmeritus
Prof Margot HorspoolEmeritus
Prof Robert UpexEmeritus

Associate staff

Dr Charles 
Mr Richard

PhD research students

Recently awarded PhD's


Year PhD Awarded / Viva passed

Dissertation Title

Past / Current Position (if known)

Daniel Peixoto Murata

Viva passed Dec 2021

Reason, Respect, and the Law: Bernard Williams and Legal Normativity

Katy Peters

Viva passed Dec 2021

Challenging Capacity: Effective Participation and Vulnerability in Clinical Negligence Litigation

Teaching Fellow, School of Law, University of Surrey


Maria Louca

Viva passed Nov 2021

Jurisdictional Objections in International Courts and Tribunals

Lecturer, School of Law, University of Exeter (from September 2022)



Amel Ketani

Viva passed Aug 2021

Improving the Practice of Family Mediation in England and Wales

Senior Law Lecturer, BPP University

Mala Sharma

Viva passed Aug 2021

Reforming Investor-State Arbitration

Lecturer, London South Bank University

Chunping Bush

Viva passed June 2021

The Rise of Dagong Global Credit Rating Agency and the International Credit Rating Agencies Reforms

Lecturer, School of Law, University of Exeter

Evelyn Ehigie

Awarded Nov 2020

Evaluating Civil Forfeiture as an Anti-Corruption Mechanism in Nigeria


Jessica Walsh

Awarded June 2020

Judicial councils and the process for the removal of lower-court judges in Argentina: judicial independence at the federal level, in the Autonomous city of Buenos Aires, and the province of Tucuman.

Lecturer, University of Buckingham


Ryan Abbott

Awarded March 2020

The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Professor, School of Law, University of Surrey


Melanie McGlone

Awarded Jan 2020

The protection of land, as part of the environment, for the future

Senior Lecturer, Westminster Law School


Rosalind Setterfield

Awarded June 2019

The regulation of 'revenge porn' in England and Wales : are existing legal solutions effective?

Lecturer, University of Colchester (2019) / Private Sector (present)

Miriam Sheikh

Awarded May 2019

The legal effectiveness of disarmament regimes

Policy Researcher Sastre Consulting Ltd.

James Tutu

Awarded Sept 2018

Corporate governance reforms post 2008 financial crisis : an exercise in futility?

Margaret Cooper

Awarded July 2018

The principle of proportionality and precision weapons in the law of armed conflict.


Katrien Steenmans

Awarded Feb 2018

Enabling industrial symbiosis through regulations, policies, and property rights.

Lecturer, School of Law, University of Coventry

Amy Elkington

Awarded Jan 2018

A new duress defence and the theory of understandable compliance.

Lecturer, University of Chichester

Joshua Kerr

Awarded Jan 2018

Deprivation of citizenship and the Immigration Act 2014 : the problems with making British citizens stateless.

Postdoc Legal Researcher