Jaime Gordon

Jaime Gordon

Birmingham Law School
Postgraduate Teaching Associate

Contact details

0121 414 8005
0121 414 3585
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of thesis: ‘Enforcing, and promoting the enforcement of, international human rights in domestic courts through the US Alien Tort Statute’.

Supervisors: Professor Robert Cryer and Dr Rosa Feedman


  • BA (Hons) in Law and Philosophy (University of Kent)
  • LLM (University of Birmingham) 


Jaime is a Teaching Associate and PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham. He is currently conducting doctoral research into how international human rights can regulate transnational corporations through the US Alien Tort Statute.

After completing his undergraduate degree in Law and Philosophy at the University of Kent (Canterbury), Jaime undertook an LLM at the University of Birmingham. Focusing on international law and international human rights, he wrote his dissertation on the efficacy of international human rights in recognising and resolving gendered issues within migration. He then joined Birmingham Law School in September of 2012. During his LLM, he acted as an LLM Representative and took part in the Postgraduate Mooting Cup, where he advanced to the finals.


  • Law of Equity and Trusts. 

Doctoral research

PhD title

Enforcing, and promoting the enforcement of, international human rights in domestic courts through the US Alien Tort Statute

Supervisor Professor Robert Cryer
Course Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur

Other activities


  • May 2014 - Managing Rights and Freedoms: the UK, Europe and the World - Durham University. 'Born in the USA? American Exceptionalism, International law and the US Alien Tort Statute'.
  • April 2014 - International Graduate Legal Research Conference - Kings College London. 'Preserving Access to the Post-Kiobel Alien Tort Statute: The Filáriga precedent and universal jurisdiction'.
  • December 2013 - 'Reimagining Society Through A Socio-Legal Lens' - University of Cardiff. 'The Role of Courts in Remedying Human Rights Abuses Under the US Alien Tort Statute: Facilitating Activism'.