Justice and Home Affairs

Justice and Home Affairs are a major focus for the University and for policy makers. These researchers are actively engaging with the policy process and would welcome further engagement from policy makers. 

Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics

Siddhartha is an internationally recognised economist in the field of political economy and public policy. He is the recipient of the Duncan Black prize awarded by the Public Choice Society for his work on the electoral incentives of prosecutors with Bryan McCannon. His work on political coalitions has been published in internationally leading journals and has been widely cited by leading ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6658
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s.bandyopadhyay@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kate Bedford

Professor Kate Bedford

Professor of Law

Birmingham Law School

Kate is an interdisciplinary scholar, with a background in political economy, development, socio-legal studies, and gender/sexuality studies. Her first monograph (Developing Partnerships: Gender, Sexuality and the Reformed World Bank, 2009) explored the World Bank’s gender and development lending in Latin America. She is involved in a new project exploring the consequences of the turn to ...

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k.bedford@bham.ac.uk

Dr Charlotte Bendall

Dr Charlotte Bendall

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Charlotte joined Birmingham Law School in 2017, after having held a position as a Lecturer at the University of Essex. She previously completed her doctoral research at Birmingham, and teaches and researches in the area of family law.

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0121 414 2658
Email
c.l.bendall@bham.ac.uk

Dr Katherine Brown

Dr Katherine Brown

Lecturer in Islamic Studies
Head of Department

Department of Theology and Religion

I am interested in Muslim women's involvement in violent religious politics, specifically Islam. My work examines the ways in which gendered jihadi narratives motivate and enfranchise, and how they combine with everyday experiences of living and politics. I also examine how counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation programmes impact on religious women’s ...

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k.e.brown@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lloyd Brown

Dr Lloyd Brown

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Lloyd researches in the area of environmental law, with a primary focus on the contaminated land regime under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Prior to his appointment to the position of Teaching Fellow, Lloyd was a Lecturer-in-Law at Cardiff University, and a Visiting Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Birmingham. He teaches Trusts Law at Birmingham Law School, as well as a ...

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(0)121 414 7487
Email
l.a.brown@bham.ac.uk

Dr Luke R. A. Butler

Dr Luke R. A. Butler

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Dr Luke R.A. Butler is a commercial lawyer with a general research interest in all aspects of law, policy and theory relating to government contracts and government commerce. Luke is best known for his research on regulation in complex industries, in particular, but not exclusively, the defence sector. At Birmingham, Luke teaches an unusually diverse range of subjects both in his areas of ...

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0121 414 7029
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l.r.a.butler@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tanzil Chowdhury

Research Associate

Birmingham Law School

Tanzil recently completed his doctorate at the University of Manchester. His teaching and research interests lie in Public Law, Jurisprudence and Constitutional Reform.

Email
t.chowdhury@bham.ac.uk

Professor Janine Natalya Clark

Professor of Gender, Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law

Birmingham Law School

Dr Janine Natalya Clark joined Birmingham Law School in October 2014. Her main research and teaching interests include sexual violence in conflict, international criminal courts, transitional justice, genocide and ethnic conflict. She is best known for her work on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and she recently presented her work at the Tribunal's final ...

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0121 414 6316
Email
j.n.clark@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sean Coyle

Professor of Jurisprudence

Birmingham Law School

Professor Coyle writes and teaches on aspects of legal and political philosophy. In 2004 his work won one of the SLS Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship, and his most recent book, From Positivism to Idealism, was shortlisted for the 2008 Inner Temple Book Prize. He has lectured and spoken at universities throughout the UK and elsewhere, most recently including Emory University, LSE, and the ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 6321
Email
s.coyle@bham.ac.uk

Stephen Daly

Stephen Daly

Lecturer in Law

Birmingham Law School

Stephen is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham, where he teaches company, public and tax law. He was previously a postdoctoral researcher at King’s College London and taught at the University of Oxford. He has published in leading academic journals, specialist tax magazines, is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, and has developed a moderately-sized ...

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0121 415 2451
Email
s.daly@bham.ac.uk

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor of Global Legal Studies
Deputy Head of Birmingham Law School

Birmingham Law School

Professor de Londras’ research concerns constitutionalism, human rights and transnationalism. She is particularly interested in the role and function of rights in contentious policy fields, enquiring about whether—and if so how—rights shape the making of law and policy in complex contexts of, for example, counter-terrorism, the of the European Court of Human Rights, and abortion ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6318
Email
f.delondras@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nelson Enonchong

Professor Nelson Enonchong

Barber Professor of Law

Birmingham Law School

Professor Enonchong is the author of three major practitioner works in the field of banking and commercial law. He has advised in a number of complex international commercial disputes and has acted as an arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations

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+44 (0)121 414 6283
Email
n.e.enonchong@bham.ac.uk

Seb Eskauriatza

Seb Eskauriatza

Teaching Fellow

Birmingham Law School

Seb completed his LLB and LLM degrees at the University of Bristol.  He joined Birmingham Law School in 2013.  His research focuses on the jus post bellum with a focus on post-conflict Colombia.

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(0)121 414 6308
Email
s.eskauriatza@bham.ac.uk

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Lecturer

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 ...

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0121 414 2234
Email
s.fairclough@bham.ac.uk

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor of Law and Society

Birmingham Law School

Professor Rosie Harding's research explores the place of law in everyday life. Her primary interests are in social justice family law, particularly the regulation and recognition of caring and intimate relationships. She uses social science methods including both qualitative and quantitative approaches to empirical research to investigate the place of law in everyday life, including everyday ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 4960
Email
r.j.harding@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies

Department of Theology and Religion

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies at the University of Birmingham. My research encompasses a range of related topics in Sikh Studies, such as gender and Sikhism, science and Sikhism and contemporary Sikhism.

On the teaching side, I teach Introduction to Sikhism (second-year undergraduate); Placement Module (second–year undergraduate); and an MPhil(B) course on Sikh Studies, MA in ...

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+44 (0)121 41 58338
Email
j.jhuttijohal.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Iain Law

Dr Iain Law

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

I’m a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and also Head of Education for the School of Philosophy, Theology & Religion. My main interests are in meta-ethics, applied ethics and ethical theory, and I’m currently working on papers in moral theory, moral psychology, the philosophy of medicine and applied ethics.

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+44 (0) 121 414 8336
Email
i.law@bham.ac.uk

Professor Robert Lee

Professor Robert Lee

Professor
Head of Birmingham Law School
CEPLER Director

Birmingham Law School

Professor Robert Lee is Head of the Law School and the Director of the Centre for Legal Education and Research  at the University of Birmingham. He has acted as specialist adviser to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the House of Commons and the National Assembly for Wales and has worked for the Department for the Environment in Northern Ireland (drafting ...

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0121 414 5864
Email
r.g.lee@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sabine Lee

Professor in Modern History
Head of School of History and Cultures

Department of History

Having graduated from the University of Düsseldorf with a degree in mathematics, history and philosophy I completed an M.Phil in International Relations and PhD in Modern History at the University of Cambridge. I took up a lectureship in European history at the University of Hull in 1993 before joining the Department of Modern History here at Birmingham in 1994.

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+44(0)121 414 5749
Email
s.lee@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maureen Mapp

Dr Maureen Mapp

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Dr Maureen Mapp is a lawyer whose research and teaching interests are in public law and private law particularly how to bridge the normative gap between law and non-state ethno cultural norms.  In this regard, Maureen has provided technical expertise to the Commonwealth Secretariat on adoption of cryptocurrencies and their impact on agricultural based economies. In collaboration with UNAFRI, ...

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+4 (0)121 414 2886
Email
m.o.mapp@bham.ac.uk

Dr Karen McAuliffe

Dr Karen McAuliffe

Reader in Law
Birmingham Fellow

Birmingham Law School

Dr McAuliffe’s principal area of research focuses on the relationship between law, language and translation in the EU legal order.  By clarifying the ways in which language plays a key role in determining judicial outcomes at the EU level, she challenges EU scholarship to look beyond more conventional approaches to the development of a rule of law that draw on law alone.  Her work ...

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0121 414 7269
Email
k.mcauliffe@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jean V. McHale

Professor of Health Care Law

Birmingham Law School

Professor Jean McHale researches and writes in the area of Health Care law. She is the Director of the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy at Birmingham Law School. Her recent books include European Health Law: Themes and Implications with Hervey (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Routledge Handbook on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Perspectives from Social ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6294
Email
j.v.mchale@bham.ac.uk

Dr Claire McIvor

Dr Claire McIvor

Senior Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Dr Claire McIvor is a tort lawyer whose main research interests are: (i) liability for the acts of others (both vicarious and non-vicarious); (ii) public authority liability in negligence (particularly police liability), and more recently, (iii) legal applications of Epidemiology.

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+44 (0)121 414 6324
Email
c.mcivor@bham.ac.uk

Dr Catherine Mitchell

Dr Catherine Mitchell

Reader in Private Law

Birmingham Law School

Catherine is a Reader in Private Law at Birmingham Law School. Her research and teaching centres mainly around Contract law and related subjects. She has published widely on different aspects of contract law and her work has been cited by the House of Lords, the Singapore Court of Appeal and by  the Law Commissions of England and Scotland.

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0121 414 9518
Email
c.e.mitchell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Dominique Moran

Dr Dominique Moran

Reader in Carceral Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dominique Moran’s research and teaching is in the sub-discipline of carceral geography, a geographical perspective on incarceration. Her research in the UK, Russia and Scandinavia, supported by the ESRC, has contributed to her transdisciplinary work, informed by and extending theoretical developments in geography, criminology and prison sociology, but also interfacing with contemporary ...

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+44 (0)121 41 48013
Email
d.moran@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lydia Morgan

Dr Lydia Morgan

Research Fellow

Birmingham Law School

Dr Lydia Morgan is currently a research fellow on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded project Counter-Terrorism Review with Professor Fiona de Londras (Birmingham) and Dr Jessie Blackbourn (Oxford). The project seeks to map and evaluate how counter-terrorism laws and measures are legally accountable and through empirical research understand how it works in practice. Lydia also researches and ...

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l.morgan@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jorgen Nielsen

Professor Jorgen Nielsen

Professor of Contemporary European Islam

Department of Theology and Religion

My main research interest is Islam in Europe but I also maintain interests in Shari’a and Christian-Muslim relations in Europe and the Middle East.

Email
j.s.nielsen@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yoana Fernanda Nieto Valdivieso

Research Fellow in Gender and Transitional Justice

Birmingham Law School

Dr Yoana F. Nieto Valdivieso joined Birmingham Law School in September 2017. Her research interests are in Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of combatants from a Gender Perspective, Transitional Justice, Sexual Violence in war and armed conflict, and Feminist Theories of War and Armed Conflict. Yoana is currently working with Dr Janine N. Clark on a five-year project funded by the ...

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y.f.fernandavaldivieso@bham.ac.uk

Dr Walters Nsoh

Dr Walters Nsoh

Lecturer
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research (Admissions and Funding)

Birmingham Law School

Dr Walters Nsoh is an expert on environmental law and policy. His work relates primarily to the intersection between property (land) law and environmental law, the legal and policy challenges to nature conservation and the sustainable management of natural resources in developed and developing countries. His work has featured in academic and practitioner publications and he regularly contributes ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3106
Email
w.nsoh@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili

Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili

Senior Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili has taught and researched public international law at four British universities over the past 16 years. His teaching also includes elements of criminal law and jurisprudence. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars on developments in public international law, and has given invited papers at the events and conferences held in UK, USA, France, ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6284
Email
a.orakhelashvili@bham.ac.uk

Rehana Parveen

Rehana Parveen

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Rehana Parveen is a former solicitor and former senior tutor at The  University of Law, having taught  on the GDL,  LPC and BPTC courses. Rehana is currently a Teaching Fellow and Phd student of the University of Birmingham. Her research project is in the area of Islamic/Shariah law and its place in English law, particularly with regards to matrimonial and family disputes which are ...

Telephone
0121 414 2099
Email
r.parveen@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Phillips

Dr Ian Phillips

Teaching Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ian Phillips is best known for writing the most comprehensive account of the 1973 Isle of Man Summerland fire disaster, which can be obtained by clicking on the Research button below. He gained his BSc Geography degree from the University of Birmingham in 1995, before continuing at the University to complete an MSc in Meteorology and Climatology and a PhD in Geography. Ian has been on ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5552
Email
i.d.phillips@bham.ac.uk

Professor Hanna Pickard

Professor Hanna Pickard

Professor in Philosophy of Psychology

Department of Philosophy

I specialize in the philosophy of mind and psychiatry and clinical ethics, exploring philosophical questions that arise out of clinical practice and related science, law and policy. My central current research project involves articulating the concepts of responsibility and blame that are used within clinical contexts and their relevance to philosophy and criminal justice. I also work on the ...

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hpickard@bham.ac.uk

Professor Erika Rackley

Professor Erika Rackley

Professor of Law

Birmingham Law School

Erika Rackley's research focuses on judicial diversity, the nature of judging, gender equality in the legal profession, and the legal regulation of pornography and image-based sexual abuse. Her scholarship has shaped and informed policy and public debate and has been discussed by the UK and Scottish governments, in The Guardian, and on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour and Law in Action. She is author ...

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0121 414 9240
Email
e.rackley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Dr Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Reader in International Law & Human Rights

Birmingham Law School

Shahab teaches and researches in international law with special focus on history and theory of international law, ethnicity and nationalism, and human rights. He is the author of Ethnicity and International Law: Histories, Politics and Practices (Cambridge University Press, 2016). With a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship (2018-2020), he is currently working on a new monograph: Internationa ...

Telephone
0121 414 9197
Email
m.shahabuddin@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lorraine Talbot

Professor Lorraine Talbot

Professor of Company Law in Context

Birmingham Law School

Professor Talbot writes and teaches on company law and corporate governance from a law in context approach, with particular emphasis on the political economy of the company. She has written several books on company law and corporate governance as well as many scholarly articles. Her current project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, ‘Making the Company Fit for Social Purpose’, deals ...

Telephone
0121 414 3631
Email
l.e.talbot@bham.ac.uk

Linden Thomas

Linden Thomas

Solicitor and CEPLER Manager

Birmingham Law School

Linden joined Birmingham Law School in September 2013.  As supervising solicitor she is responsible for coordinating the School's pro bono programme, which includes the Birmingham Free Legal Advice Group, the SIFA Fireside Clinic, the Birmingham Environmental Law Foundation Clinic and many other projects.
 
In April 2014 Linden also took on the role of Manager of the Centre for ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5780
Email
l.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Bosko Tripkovic

Dr Bosko Tripkovic

Lecturer in Law

Birmingham Law School

Dr Bosko Tripkovic researches and teaches in the areas of jurisprudence, constitutional law, and EU law. He has won the 2016 Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the best thesis in the field of comparative law defended at the European University Institute, and his book ‘The Metaethics of Constitutional Adjudication’ is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. 

Telephone
0121 414 7501
Email
b.tripkovic@bham.ac.uk

Dr Milena Tripkovic

Dr Milena Tripkovic

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Dr Milena Tripkovic researches and teaches in the areas of criminology, criminal law and political theory. Her forthcoming book Punishment and Citizenship: A Theory of Criminal Disenfranchisement (Oxford University Press), combines insights from these domains to develop an empirical and normative account of contemporary restrictions to electoral rights of criminal offenders. She has published on ...

Telephone
0121 414 3233
Email
m.tripkovic@bham.ac.uk

Professor Martin Trybus

Professor Martin Trybus

Professor of European Law and Policy

Birmingham Law School

The research of Martin Trybus aims to make a contribution to the understanding and development of the Law of the European Union, especially its economic and constitutional aspects, to establish ‘European Union Defence and Security Law’ as a separate legal subject, and to contribute to the understanding and development of European Union Public Procurement Law.

 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6330
Email
m.trybus@bham.ac.uk

Keith Uff

Keith Uff

Visiting Lecturer in Residence

Birmingham Law School

Keith Uff received his legal education at Lincoln College, Oxford and then was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn. He then practised at the English Bar and in 1972 became a Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham.

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+44 (0)121 414 6281
Email
k.uff@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ben Warwick

Dr Ben Warwick

Lecturer in Law

Birmingham Law School

Ben Warwick’s research explores how economic considerations affect the implementation of human rights (and especially socio-economic rights). This has led him to write on the related questions of crisis, neoliberalism, and the functioning of the relevant legal bodies. Ben is Co-Coordinator of the Law and Society Association's international Collaborative Research Network on Economic and ...

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0121 414 6288
Email
b.t.warwick@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lisa Webley

Professor Lisa Webley

Chair in Legal Education and Research

Birmingham Law School

Professor Lisa Webley’s research concerns the regulation, education and ethicality and professionalism of the legal profession, and broader access to justice and rule of law concerns.  She is head of research in CEPLER. Lisa is General Editor of Legal Ethicsand Co-Director of the Legal Education Research Network. She holds visiting professorships at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6866
Email
l.c.webley@bham.ac.uk

Professor Karen Yeung

Professor Karen Yeung

Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics

Birmingham Law School

Karen Yeung is the University of Birmingham’s first Interdisciplinary Chair, taking up the post of Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics at the University of Birmingham in the School of Law and the School of Computer Sciencein January 2018.  She has been a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Melbourne Law School since 2016. She is a Fellow of the ...

Telephone
0121 414 6298
Email
k.yeung@bham.ac.uk

Dr Hakeem O. Yusuf

Dr Hakeem O. Yusuf

Reader in Global Legal Studies

Birmingham Law School

Dr Yusuf has done extensive research on the role of the judiciary in transitional societies which has attracted international recognition. In 2011, he was appointed and served as a Commissioner of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Osun State (South-West Nigeria). He has also consulted for the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva. His first book, Transitional Justice, Judicial ...

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+44 (0)121 414 5126
Email
h.yusuf@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chen Zhu

Dr Chen Zhu

Lecturer

Birmingham Law School

Dr Chen Zhu is committed to teaching and researching intellectual property (especially copyright). His publications have appeared in leading peer-reviewed academic journals such as Social & Legal Studies and International Journal of Information Technology and Law

Telephone
0121 414 8564
Email
c.w.zhu@bham.ac.uk