Members of the Institute


Director of the Institute:

Dr Marianne Wade

Dr Marianne Wade

Reader in Criminal Justice

Birmingham Law School

Dr Wade’s activities focus on cross-border criminal justice co-operation and particularly related developments within the EU. Work focusing on the crimes of terrorism and trafficking human beings and their prevention, investigation and prosecution at a national, regional and global level forms part of this. The genesis of a European public prosecutor’s office and the concept of ...

 

Members of the Institute:

Professor Anthony Arnull

Professor Anthony Arnull

Emeritus Professor of Jurisprudence

Birmingham Law School

Anthony Arnull specialises in the law of the European Union. He worked at the European Court of Justice from 1989-92 and was Head of Birmingham Law School between 2006 and 2009. He was Acting Head of the College of Arts & Law at Birmingham from April to August 2015. Professor Arnull is the author of The General Principles of EEC Law and the Individual (Leicester University Press, 1990); The ...

Professor John Baldwin

Professor John Baldwin

Emeritus Professor of Judicial Administration

Birmingham Law School

John Baldwin was Head of Birmingham Law School between August 2003 and August 2006. He was the Director of the Institute of Judicial Administration for over twenty years following his appointment in 1982. He was an Assistant Head of School with responsibility for coordinating research within the Birmingham Law School between 2001 and 2003. His main teaching interests have been in the area of ...

Professor John Child

Professor John Child

Professor of Criminal Law

Birmingham Law School

Professor John Child specialises in criminal law, doctrine and theory, and the relationship between criminal law and neuroscience. John co-authors a leading criminal law textbook, Smith, Hogan and Ormerod’s Essentials of Criminal Law, as well as co-directing the Criminal Law Reform Now Network.

Professor Janine Natalya Clark

Professor of Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law

Birmingham Law School

Janine Natalya Clark joined Birmingham Law School in October 2014. She was promoted to Reader in 2016 and promoted to Professor in 2018. Her research interests include resilience, social-ecological systems, transitional justice, posthumanism/new materialism and reconciliation.

Janine is close to completing a five-year European Research Council (ERC) project, entitled A Comparative Study of ...

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor Fiona de Londras

Chair of Global Legal Studies

Birmingham Law School

Fiona de Londas is Professor of Global Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. her research concerns constitutionalism, human rights, and transnationalism. She is particularly interested in the role and function of rights in contentious policy fields, inquiring into how (if at all) rights shape the making of law and policy in complex contexts of, for example, counter-terrorism, reproductive ...

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Associate Professor in Law

Birmingham Law School

Samantha joined Birmingham Law School as a lecturer in September 2017. Prior to this, she was here as an ESRC funded PhD student. During this time, she contributed to teaching on various LLB degrees at the Law School and held a position as a Teaching Fellow from 2016-17.

Her current research centres on the treatment of the vulnerable in Crown Court trials, specifically at the point at which they ...

Dr Adrian Hunt

Dr Adrian Hunt

Honorary Associate Professor

Birmingham Law School

Dr Adrian Hunt teaches and researches in the fields of public law, human rights, crime, and aspects of international law.  He has a particular interest in legal responses to terrorism and has worked as a consultant for the Council of Europe and the OSCE on aspects of counter-terrorism law. His published work in that field has been cited by UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human ...

Professor Natasa Mavronicola

Professor Natasa Mavronicola

Professor of Human Rights Law

Birmingham Law School

Professor Mavronicola joined Birmingham Law School as a Senior Lecturer in September 2016, and has been Professor of Human Rights Law since 2022. She was previously a Lecturer in Law at Queen’s University Belfast (2013-2016). Professor Mavronicola is chiefly interested in the theory and interpretation of human rights. Her research has focused on pursuing dynamic coherence in the ...

Dr Katharina Möser

Dr Katharina Möser

Associate Professor

Birmingham Law School

Dr Katharina Möser teaches company and contract law. Her research focuses on issues of consumer debt and personal insolvency law. Recent publications critically examine the assumptions of neoclassical economic theory and their influence on the design of legal norms.

Dr Emma Oakley

Dr Emma Oakley

Assistant Professor in Law

Birmingham Law School

Dr Emma Oakley teaches in the areas of socio-legal studies, criminal justice and research methods. Her own research explores how people make sense of and use law in their everyday personal and working lives, what shapes this, and with what consequences. Emma draws on sociological and socio-legal ideas and methods to produce empirically-grounded, theoretically-informed accounts of the relationship ...

Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Associate Head of School
Professor of International Law & Human Rights

Birmingham Law School

Professor Mohammad Shahabuddin teaches and researches in international law and human rights with special focus on the history and theory of international law, ethnicity and nationalism, and human rights. His teaching and research is informed by critical, postcolonial, and TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law) scholarship. He is the author of Ethnicity and International Law: ...

John Tingle

John Tingle

Assistant Professor

Birmingham Law School

His research focuses in health law field where he examines issues relating to clinical negligence litigation and patient safety. National and global patient safety policy development and UHC (Universal Health Coverage). He has a fortnightly column in the British Journal of Nursing. He is a frequent contributor to the Bill of Health published by the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School where ...

Dr Ben Warwick

Dr Ben Warwick

Reader in Human Rights Law
Head of Planning and Strategy

Birmingham Law School

Dr Ben Warwick’s research explores how economic factors affect human rights (and especially socio-economic rights). He is interested in the ways that laws and the institutions that enforce them change under such pressures. He is a specialist in international human rights, the United Nations human rights bodies, and human rights in various crisis contexts.

His research is frequently used by ...

Professor Richard Young

Professor Richard Young

Emeritus Professor of Law and Policy

Birmingham Law School

Before retiring in 2021, Richard Young specialised in empirical research, especially into criminal justice. He was co-author of the first four editions of a leading textbook on that subject, and co-authored two monographs, Judging Social Security and Child Support in Action. He also co-edited four collections of essays, Access to Criminal JusticeNew Visions of Crime ...