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

Meet the team

Head of School

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Professor Bebhinn Donnelly-Lazarov

Head of School of Law | Professor in Neuroscience, Law and Legal Philosophy

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 Lecturer in Private Law

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Professor Melissa Hamilton

Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

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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, Director of Employability and Programme Lead for Social Science Foundation Year (Law)

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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); Programme Director: LLM in Professional Legal Practice (SQE Pathway)

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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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Elizabeth Williams

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

Visiting staff

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Ahmet Bilal Aytekin

Visiting PhD Researcher

Akber Datoo

Visiting Professor in Practice (CEO, D2 Legal Technology)

Professor Giovanni Sartor

Visiting Professor of Law and Artificial Intelligence

Emeritus staff

Professor Margot Horspool

Emeritus Professor

Professor Robert Upex

Emeritus Professor

Associate staff

Richard Holt


Recently awarded PhD's

NameYear PhD awarded / civa passedDissertation titlePast / current position (if known)
Ndidi AhiauzuAwarded 2023/2024Assessing the effectiveness of International Anti-Money Laundering Measures; a study of Commercial Banks in NigeriaSenior Manager – Fraud and Financial Crime Risk, British Business Bank
Jane AdogoAwarded 2022/2023Legal Frameworks for Actualization of the Right to Sanitation in Informal Settlements of East AfricaLecturer, University of Nairobi
Caterina FabianiAwarded 2022/2023Exploring Human Development: a Challenge to the Incapacitative-Essentialist Duo in American Criminal Justice 
Giuseppe Di DonatoAwarded 2022/2023Vindolanda: A Roman Military Settlement as a Legal Model of IntegrationLecturer in Law, Edinburgh Napier University
Andrew FieldAwarded 2022/2023Re-assessing Criminal Responsibility: A Pragmatic View of the Self 
Olugbemisola OdusoteAwarded 2020/2021  
Soultana TsagkaAwarded 2020/2021The Professional Qualifications Directive. An, as yet, incomplete attempt to fully operationalize the principle of mutual recognition 
Daniel Peixoto MurataAwarded 2021/2022Reason, Respect, and the Law: Bernard Williams and Legal NormativityPostdoctoral Fellow at University of São Paulo
Katy PetersAwarded 2021/2022Challenging Capacity: Effective Participation and Vulnerability in Clinical Negligence LitigationTeaching Fellow, School of Law, University of Surrey
Maria LoucaAwarded 2021/2022Jurisdictional Objections in International Courts and TribunalsLecturer, School of Law, University of Exeter (from September 2022)
Amel KetaniAwarded 2021/2022Improving the Practice of Family Mediation in England and WalesSenior Law Lecturer, BPP University
Mala SharmaAwarded 2021/2022Reforming Investor-State ArbitrationLecturer, London South Bank University
Chunping BushAwarded 2020/2021The Rise of Dagong Global Credit Rating Agency and the International Credit Rating Agencies ReformsLecturer, School of Law, University of Exeter
Evelyn EhigieAwarded Nov 2020Evaluating Civil Forfeiture as an Anti-Corruption Mechanism in Nigeria 
Jessica WalshAwarded June 2020Judicial 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 TucumanLecturer, University of Buckingham
Ryan AbbottAwarded March 2020The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the LawProfessor, School of Law, University of Surrey
Melanie McGloneAwarded Jan 2020The protection of land, as part of the environment, for the futureSenior Lecturer, Westminster Law School
Rosalind SetterfieldAwarded June 2019The regulation of 'revenge porn' in England and Wales : are existing legal solutions effective?Lecturer, University of Colchester (2019) / Private Sector (present)
Miriam SheikhAwarded May 2019The legal effectiveness of disarmament regimesPolicy Researcher Sastre Consulting Ltd.
James TutuAwarded Sept 2018Corporate governance reforms post 2008 financial crisis : an exercise in futility? 
Margaret CooperAwarded July 2018The principle of proportionality and precision weapons in the law of armed conflictRetired
Katrien SteenmansAwarded Feb 2018Enabling industrial symbiosis through regulations, policies, and property rightsLecturer, School of Law, University of Coventry
Amy ElkingtonAwarded Jan 2018A new duress defence and the theory of understandable complianceLecturer, University of Chichester
Joshua KerrAwarded Jan 2018Deprivation of citizenship and the Immigration Act 2014 : the problems with making British citizens statelessPostdoc Legal Researcher