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 Anthony Arnull

Professor Anthony Arnull

Barber Professor of Jurisprudence

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 ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 6295
Email
a.m.arnull@bham.ac.uk

Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Professor of Economics

Siddhartha is an internationally recognised economist in the field of political economy and public policy. He was the recipient of the Duncan Black prize awarded by the Public Choice Society in 2015 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 ...

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

Professor Kate Bedford

Professor Kate Bedford

Professor of Law and Political Economy

Kate is an interdisciplinary scholar, with a background in law and political economy, development, and gender/sexuality studies. She joined Birmingham Law School in 2018. 

Email
k.bedford@bham.ac.uk

Dr Charlotte Bendall

Dr Charlotte Bendall

Lecturer

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

Reader in Religion and Global Security

Over the past decade I have been researching the role of gender and religion in relation to Islamic extremism, and have an interest in gender-mainstreaming countering and preventing violent extremism efforts. My current work focuses on gender, religion and resilience in global governance efforts in relation to terrorism. This is part of my larger project, Humanities for Resilience,which is ...

Email
k.e.brown@bham.ac.uk

Dr Meghan Campbell

Dr Meghan Campbell

Reader in International Human Rights Law
Associate Head of School

Meghan Campbell is Reader in International Human Rights Law at the University of Birmingham. Her research explores how the international human rights system can best respond to gender inequality and poverty. Her monograph Women, Poverty, Equality(Hart Publishing, 2018) explores how the concept of equality in the UN Convention on the Discrimination on the Elimination of All Forms of ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6315
Email
m.campbell.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Professor of Environmental Law
College Director of Global Engagement

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski’s research interests are in the field of environmental law and EU law, including certain aspects of public international law. Her research agenda is inter-disciplinary and explores the intersection of law and other disciplines, in particular politics, science, public policy and language. Aleksandra is the College of Arts and Law Director of Global ...

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a.cavoski@bham.ac.uk

Professor Janine Natalya Clark

Professor of Gender, Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law

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 ...

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

Professor Sean Coyle

Professor of Jurisprudence

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. His next book, From Positivism to Idealism, was shortlisted for the 2008 Inner Temple Book Prize. His third book, Dimensions of Politics and English Jurisprudence, was the subject of a conference at the University of Notre Dame, USA in ...

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

Professor Fiona de Londras

Professor Fiona de Londras

Chair of Global Legal Studies

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 ...

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

Professor Sylvie Delacroix

Professor Sylvie Delacroix

Professor in Law and Ethics

Professor Delacroix’s research focuses on the intersection between law and ethics, with a particular interest in habits and the infrastructure that molds our habits (data-reliant tools are an increasingly big part of that infrastructure). 

She is considering the potential inherent in bottom-up Data Trusts as a way of reversing the current top-down, fire-brigade approach to ...

Email
s.delacroix@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nelson Enonchong

Professor Nelson Enonchong

Barber Professor of Law
Deputy Head of 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

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Dr Samantha Fairclough

Associate Professor in Law

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

Professor Rosie Harding's research explores the place of law in everyday life. Her primary interests are in social justice, disability and family law. Her work has a particular focus on 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 ...

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

Professor Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Professor Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Professor of Sikh Studies

I have been an academic at the University of Birmingham since 2002.  My teaching and research focuses on Sikh theology, inter-faith dialogue, gender inequality, Sikh identity in the diasporic community, racialization and mistaken identity and other contested issues that confront the Sikh community nationally and globally.  My work in the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public ...

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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.

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

Professor Sabine Lee

Professor in Modern 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

Associate Professor

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

Professor Natasa Mavronicola

Professor Natasa Mavronicola

Professor of Human Rights Law

Professor Mavronicola researches and teaches on human rights, public law, and legal theory, as well as on the interplay between counter-terrorism and human rights and on key intersections between human rights and criminal justice. She has published on these topics in a number of journals, including the Human Rights Law Review and the Modern Law Review, and edited collections.

Betwe ...

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(0)121 414 9038
Email
n.mavronicola@bham.ac.uk

Professor Karen McAuliffe

Professor Karen McAuliffe

Professor in Law and Language
Birmingham Fellow

Professor 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.  ...

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

Professor Jean V. McHale

Professor of Health Care Law
Head of Education


Professor Jean McHale researches and writes in the area of Health Law and Health Care law. She is the Director of the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy at Birmingham Law School. Her recent books include The Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures: Legal, Ethical and Practical Challenges” with Dr Melanie Latham (Routledge 2020;  European Health Law: Themes and ...

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

Dr Catherine Mitchell

Dr Catherine Mitchell

Reader in Private Law

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.

Telephone
0121 414 6299
Email
c.e.mitchell@bham.ac.uk

Professor Dominique Moran

Professor Dominique Moran

Professor in Carceral Geography

Dominique Moran’s research and teaching is in the sub-discipline of carceral geography, a geographical perspective on incarceration. Supported by the ESRC, her research has informed and extended theoretical developments in geography, criminology and prison sociology, whilst interfacing with contemporary debates over hyperincarceration, recidivism and the advance of the punitive state. ...

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

Dr Lydia Morgan

Dr Lydia Morgan

Lecturer in Law

Dr Morgan researches and teaches public law, legal theory, socio-legal theory, and human rights. She explores the interplay between law and political theory on topics such as national security, counter-terrorism, accountability, and conceptions of freedom. Her most recent publication, with Professor Fiona de Londras and Dr Jessie Blackbourn, Accountability and Review in the Counter-Terrorist ...

Email
l.morgan@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jorgen Nielsen

Professor Jorgen Nielsen

Emeritus Professor of Contemporary European Islam

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 Walters Nsoh

Dr Walters Nsoh

Associate Professor in Law
Programme Director, Online LLM in Energy and Environmental Law

Dr Walters Nsoh is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Birmingham. His research 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. His book The Privatisation of Biodiversity? - New Approaches to Conservation Law(Edward Elgar Publishing ...

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

Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili

Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili

Reader

Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili has taught and researched public international law at four British universities over the past 20 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

Dr Rehana Parveen

Dr Rehana Parveen

Senior Lecturer
Assessment and Progress Lead

Rehana Parveen is a former solicitor and a former senior tutor at The University of Law. Rehana joined the University of Birmingham Law School in 2012 and completed her doctoral thesis exploring Muslim women’s experiences of using religious tribunals (shari’a councils) and comparing this to their experiences of using state law. Rehana currently works as a Senior Lecturer in the ...

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

Dr Ian Phillips

Dr Ian Phillips

Teaching Fellow

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 going to summerlandfiredisaster.co.uk. 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 ...

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

Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Associate Head of School
Professor of International Law & Human Rights

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: ...

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

Professor Lorraine Talbot

Professor Lorraine Talbot

Professor of Company Law in Context

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

Reader in Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono
Solicitor and Acting Head of the Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER)

Linden is a Reader in Clinical Legal Education and Pro Bono and a supervising solicitor for Birmingham Law School’s Pro Bono Group. She has a particular interest in pro bono, clinical legal education and public legal education and her teaching and scholarship focus on those areas.

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

Dr Bosko Tripkovic

Dr Bosko Tripkovic

Associate Professor in Law
Director of Postgraduate Research

Dr Bosko Tripkovic researches and teaches in the areas of jurisprudence, constitutional theory, constitutional law, and EU law. His book The Metaethics of Constitutional Adjudication (Oxford University Press 2017) develops an original theory of the role of values in constitutional reasoning, and combines insights from comparative constitutional law and metaethics. Dr Tripkovic has won the ...

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

Professor Martin Trybus

Professor Martin Trybus

Professor of European Law and Policy
Director, Institute of European Law
Associate Head of 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

Dr Ben Warwick

Dr Ben Warwick

Reader in Human Rights Law
Head of Planning and Strategy

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 ...

Telephone
0121 414 6233
Email
b.t.warwick@bham.ac.uk

Professor Lisa Webley

Professor Lisa Webley

Chair in Legal Education and Research
Head of 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 has been the Principal Investigator on several large research projects and has undertaken funded empirical research for public bodies and organisations including the European Commission; the Ministry ...

Email
l.c.webley@bham.ac.uk

Professor Karen Yeung

Professor Karen Yeung

Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics

Karen Yeung joined Birmingham Law School and the University of Birmingham’s School of Computer Scienceas Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics in January 2018. Her research has been at the forefront of understanding the challenges associated with the regulation and governance of emerging technologies.  Over the course of more than 25 years, she ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 6298
Email
k.yeung@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chen Zhu

Dr Chen Zhu

Senior Lecturer

Dr Chen Zhu is committed to teaching and researching intellectual property (especially copyright) and informational jurisprudence.  He is also an advocate of free and open-source software (FOSS) for legal pedagogy and research. 

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