Matthew Burton’s doctoral research is a comparative study of the methods of human rights protection through statutory bills of rights in Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
LLB – University of Leicester
LLM – University of Cambridge
Matthew Burton graduated from the University of Leicester in 2009 with a First Class Honours in Law. During his LLB Matthew was awarded the May Fund Prize in recognition of his academic achievements in his undergraduate dissertation. Subsequently Matthew studied at the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex) for a Masters in Law. Matthew joined the Birmingham Law School in 2010 as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant.
Matthew’s research interests are in public law, political theory, jurisprudence, international law, human rights and criminal law.
Matthew is a postgraduate research student representative on the law school’s Postgraduate Research Board and the Staff-Student Consultation Committee.
Review of K. D. Ewing, Bonfire of the Liberties: New Labour, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law (2011) 11 Human Rights Law Review 407