Find a research supervisor in jurisprudence and legal theory

Staff in the Birmingham Law School who supervise PhD/MPhil/MJur by Research in the area of jurisprudence and legal theory.

Dr Gavin Byrne

Dr Gavin Byrne

Associate Professor

Dr Gavin Byrne is Head of Internationalisation for Birmingham Law School and teaches Political and Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Property Law subjects.

Dr Peter Coe

Dr Peter Coe

Associate Professor
Associate Dean of Birmingham Law School

Dr Peter Coe’s primary research interests are: (i) the changing nature of journalism, and how this impacts on free speech, press freedom and regulation, and the concepts of privacy and reputation; (ii) defamation, including the protection of corporate reputation; and (iii) media power and plurality, the role the media plays within society and its impact on democracy. His work in these areas ...

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, ...

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor Rosie Harding

Professor of Law and Society
Head of Research Funding

  • Mental Capacity and Disability Law, especially research involving questions of everyday decision-making, dementia, intellectual disability, powers of attorney, advance directives and end of life decision making.
  • Gender, Sexuality and Law, particularly issues to do with care, family law, discrimination, equality and human rights.

Dr Alex Latham-Gambi

Dr Alex Latham-Gambi

Assistant Professor

The main focus of Alex’s research is in constitutional theory, but he is also interested in legal and political philosophy more generally, as well as UK public law and housing law.

Professor Natasa Mavronicola

Professor Natasa Mavronicola

Professor of Human Rights Law

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 ...

Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin

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: ...

Professor Chris Thornhill

Professor of Law

Chris Thornhill is an interdisciplinary researcher with research interests in the sociology of law, comparative constitutional law and legal theory. He has published a number of books on the sociology of constitutions, as well as many works on law and philosophy and law and social theory. He has received funding from the European Research Council (Advanced Grant); the AHRC; the Swedish Research ...

Dr Felix E Torres

Dr Felix E Torres

Assistant Professor

Dr Felix E Torres joined Birmingham Law School as a Teaching Fellow in 2021, having completed his PhD studies at the University of Nottingham the same year. His research interests revolve around international and human rights law, especially in matters of economic and social rights, state responsibility and reparations in post-conflict societies. Felix’s work has been published in leading ...

Dr Bosko Tripkovic

Dr Bosko Tripkovic

Associate Professor in Law

Dr Bosko Tripkovic’s research explores the metaphysical, meta-ethical and moral foundations of public law. His work has appeared in world-leading generalist journals (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies), as well as the best journals in legal philosophy (Legal Theory) and constitutional law (International Journal of Constitutional Law). Dr Tripkovic’s book The ...

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 Science as 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 ...

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