Academics: College, Centre and other Research Staff
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research interests: criminalisation, immigration, criminal law, regulation, human rights, criminal justice
Ana is the Oxford-Howard League Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Criminology (2012-2013). She has recently completed her DPhil in Law at Oxford. Her work looks at the role of the criminal law in the policing of immigration. In her dissertation, she analysed both the formal criminalisation of immigration breaches --through the enactment of so called 'immigration offences'- and their enforcement in practice. Focused in the United Kingdom, her thesis is both a theoretical enquiry about the use of criminal powers to control immigration and an empirical examination of how these offences are used in everyday enforcement practices and what the function of criminal punishment is. By looking at two different legal branches –immigration law and criminal law, her work theorises about the distinctive function that criminal punishment plays in the regulation of immigration.
Before starting her doctorate degree, she completed the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford in 2008 with Distinction and was awarded the Proxime Accessit to the Roger Hood Prize. She also holds an MA in Sociology of Law (Magna Cum Laude, IISL) and a BA in Law (Honours, University of Buenos Aires). She practised criminal law and international human rights law in Buenos Aires and Washington, DC.
Ana is also an Stipendiary Lecturer in Criminal Law at Wadham College, Oxford, having previously taught Criminological Theories, Immigration and Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Justice and Comparative Criminal Justice at Oxford and Buenos Aires.
Fellow and Tutor in law at Somerville College
Dr Michael Ashdown is Fellow and Tutor in law at Somerville College. He studied law in Cambridge and Oxford, and previously worked as a research assistant on property and trust law projects at the Law Commission. Dr Ashdown's research interests are principally in the law of trusts, in particular examining the consequences of the improper exercise of trustees' powers. He teaches tutorials in trusts, land law and Roman law.
Part-time Research Assistant, Qualitative Interviewer
Kay is a Family Law Researcher who has worked with teams on qualitative and quantitative studies at the universities of Bristol and Cardiff about various aspects of divorce, adoption and care proceedings over many years.
Kay joins a family law project called The Realities of Relocation, led by Dr Rob George. The project is investigating a class of parenting disputes in the family courts which relate to proposed family migration after parental separation (called relocation disputes). The project has a number of strands, and the Research Assistant is responsible for conducting a series of qualitative interviews with parents who are or have recently been involved in litigation about a relocation dispute. These interviews will explore the experiences of parents in the litigation process, and also find out about the relocation disputes that led to that litigation.
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Teaches: European Union Law
Research interests: EU law and international law, consumer and competition law, human rights, comparative contract law, environmental law and civil justice
Iris Benöhr is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and holds a PhD and Master in Law (European University Institute, Florence) and a Licence en Droit (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland /Erasmus year at the University of Salamanca, Spain). She was admitted to the Bar, Zurich (Switzerland). Prior to the fellowship, she held positions as a qualified lawyer, at an international law firm, at the United Nations and at the European Commission.
Her main research interests lie in the field of EU law and international law, consumer and competition law, human rights, comparative contract law, environmental law, civil justice and sustainable development. She is currently working on a project on European and comparative civil justice systems, competition law and alternative redress mechanisms.
Working Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Co-ordinator for the Wallenberg Foundation Oxford/Stockholm Association in European Law
Ulf Bernitz is a regular visitor to the IECL. He is also course director of the Master of European Law course at Stockholm University and director of the Stockhom Institute of European Law.
Teaches: European Union Law
Research interests: European Union law; Comparative public law; Human rights law
Michal Bobek is Professor of European Law at the College of Europe, Bruges. Previously Anglo-German Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law, he remains research fellow at the Institute.
Michal studied law and international relations in Prague (Charles University, M.A. law; B.A international studies; M.A. international relations/European studies), Oxford (M. Jur.) and European University Institute in Florence (M. Res; Ph.D.), with further non-degree studies in Brussels (Université libre de Bruxelles) and Brisbane (University of Queensland). He also obtained Diploma in English and EU Law from the University of Cambridge. He qualified as a judge in the Czech Republic and previously worked as legal secretary to the Chief Justice and also as the head of the Research and Documentation Department at the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic.
Michal’s areas of interest include various aspects of European Union law, European human rights law, and comparative (public) law. In these areas, he has been lecturing not just to (university) students, but also to judges and legal practitioners in professional/continuing education, being inter alia external lecturer at both Slovak and Czech Judicial Academies. He is the author, co-author or editor of nine books, two academic commentaries and dozens of articles and case notes, published in Czech, English, French and German, with works translated also into Romanian, Polish and Russian. He co-founded and presides over the Czech Society for European and Comparative Law (FIDE national association for the Czech Republic). Over the last years, he has been observing and occasionally got also involved in judicial and legal reform in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2012, he has been nominated by the Czech Republic as an ad hoc judge to the European Court of Human Rights.
His PhD thesis on comparative reasoning in European supreme courts, which won the 2012 Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the best thesis in comparative law at the European University Institute, is forthcoming in August 2013 with the Oxford University Press.
Professor of English Legal History
Teaches: Legal History
Research interests: Legal History
Professor of the Law of England
Research interests: English Private Law, Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Tort, Remedies
Andrew Burrows, MA, BCL, LLM (Harvard), QC (Hon), FBA, Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple is is Professor of the Law of England and a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls. Formerly: the Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law, Fellow of St. Hugh's College. Honorary Director of the Oxford University Law Foundation.
Law Commissioner for England and Wales 1994-1999; Professor of English Law, University College, London 1994-1999; Fellow and CUF Lecturer in Law, Lady Margaret Hall, 1986-1994; Lecturer in Law, University of Manchester 1980-1986; Visiting Professor, Bond University 1994; Research Fellow, Australian National University 1994.
Judicial Studies Board; Civil Committee of the Judicial Studies Board; Recorder on the South-Eastern Circuit; Member of the Ogden Working Party; Door Tenant of Fountain Court Chambers, London.
Lecturer in Law
Research interests: Ross' primary research interests are in the political and constitutional theory, and the constitutional and administrative law, of the EU. He is more broadly interested in constitutional, political and legal theory; and a range of substantive themes in British constitutional and administrative law.
Ross completed his undergraduate degree in Law (LLB (Hons)) at the University of Edinburgh in 2007, following which he completed a Masters by Research degree at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science in 2008. Since then, he has been completing a doctoral thesis on the procedural democratic legitimacy of the Court of Justice of the European Union at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Law – being supervised by Professor Neil Walker and Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne. Presently, having completed a first draft of his doctoral thesis, he is in the process of editing. Between 2008 and 2011, Ross was tutoring on undergraduate courses at the University of Edinburgh in Jurisprudence, Public Law of the UK and Scotland, and Legal System and Legal Reasoning. He also taught on the LLM course EU Constitutional Law. Ross has recently been appointed as a fixed-term lecturer in EU Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Oxford, Worcester College.
Jennifer Collins is lecturer in law at St Peter's College, having previously lectured at Hertford College. Jennifer read for a BA (first class) and a BCL (distinction) at Oxford, and received her degrees in 2008 and 2009 respectively . Her principal teaching and research interests are in criminal law and legal theory. Her current DPhil work is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and focuses on the issue of exploitation and its relationship to the criminal law's property offences.
Fellow and Tutor in EU and Public Law
B.C.L., (N.U.I.), LL.M. (Bruges), B.L. (Honorable Society of King's Inns) is a fellow of Worcester College. She tutors Constitutional and EU law and also teaches parts of the BCL International and European Employment Law course.
From 1998-2003 she was Lecturer in European Law at the Law School, Trinity College Dublin. From 2000-2003, she also held the position of Director of the Irish Centre for European Law. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco and from January to May 2006 was a visiting research fellow at NYU School of Law.
She has assisted a number of NGOs in the immigration and asylum fields, and was a member of the Board of the Irish Refugee Council and the Steering Committee of the Immigrant Council of Ireland. She is currently on ILPA's (Immigration Law Practitioners' Association) European Group. Her DPhil is on EU immigration and asylum law, and will form the basis of a monograph in the Oxford Studies in European Law series with OUP. She also writes on EU constitutional and equality law.
Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at St Hilda's College
Research interests: Moral & Political Philosophy, Jurisprudence
Paul Linton Cowie is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at St Hilda's College, Oxford.
He studied Law with European Law at Lincoln College, Oxford and Leiden University. He then studied philosophy and economics at a postgraduate level at both New York University and Harvard, and has been a visiting research student at both the Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge and the Northern Institute of Philosophy, Aberdeen. He returned to Oxford in 2010 to conduct a doctorate in legal philosophy.
His research focuses on the theoretical relationship between legal philosophy (primarily human rights) and economic philosophy (primarily welfare economics). He has also worked in moral philosophy on the relation between reasons, rationality and morality.
He teaches Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Jurisprudence for St Hilda?s College. He also teaches Moral and Political Philosophy for the Law Faculty.
Research Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law
Teaches: European Union Law
Research interests: Tort, Roman Law, Comparative Law
Eric Descheemaeker came to Oxford in 2001 to read for the D.Phil. His thesis was concerned with structural issues within the law of civil wrongs in the Romanist tradition and the common law; it was published as a book under the title The Division of Wrongs (OUP, 2009). From 2004 to 2009, he was a teaching fellow of St Catherine's College; and since 2009 has been a research fellow of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, for which he organises the annual French Law Moot. He is now Lecturer in European Private Law at the University of Edinburgh.
Thomas Dietz is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of European and Comparative Law at the University of Oxford and a member of Wolfson College. Thomas holds an MA in political science from the University of Bonn and a PhD in law from the University of Bremen. Before coming to Oxford he worked as a research associate at the Collaborative Research Center 597 “Transformations of the State” at the University of Bremen. Thomas has varied interests within the field of global economic governance and transnational law. In his research he combines socio-legal and economic approaches in order to explore the emergence of new forms of cross-border contract enforcement institutions within processes of globalised exchange. He focuses in particular on the significance of state enforced contract law and private order institutions as the institutional basis for global market exchange. Thomas conducted more than 70 expert interviews in the software industry in countries like India, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany.
Junior Research Fellow in Socio-Legal Studies
Teaches: Public International Law
Research interests: Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, Philosophy of International Law
Janina Dill's research focuses on international law in war, specifically its philosophical foundations and normative scope. She currently studies moral agency and individual legal responsibility in combat operations. Do the choices that individual agents at different levels of the chain of command face match the assumptions about moral agency underlying the law that criminalizes unlawful attack?
Janina is also currently working on turning her DPhil thesis into a book. This project investigates from an interdisciplinary point of view whether air warfare can be effectively regulated by international law. Each part of the project makes an original contribution to a contemporary debate in one of three fields: international humanitarian law, international relations theory and practical ethics.
Furthermore, she is interested in and has previously worked on the emergence and demise of states in international law and the legal and political challenges associated with state failure, state building and self-determination.
Research interests: Analysis of the social and political problems associated with drug trafficking and the limitations of penal law as a solution to drug couriering offences
María Cristina is a Research Associate at the Centre for Criminological Research. Dr Dorado has a Master?s degree in Latin American Studies (Sociology) from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, and a doctorate in Political Science from Oxford University (St Anne?s College). Dr Dorado?s thesis examined the politics of Local Government in Pereira, Colombia. Post-doctoral research on the history of Pereira was conducted at the Universidad Nacional de Medellín, Colombia.
Prior to joining the Centre of Criminology she worked as a consultant for the Colombian Embassy, London. Dr Dorado?s research interest focuses mainly on analysing social and political problems associated with drug trafficking. For this purpose she has conducted in-depth interviews of convicted female Colombian drug couriers imprisoned at Holloway (London), Carabanchel (Madrid), and Frankfurt (Justizvollzugsanstalt, Frauenhaftanstalt).
Her current work is examines drug trafficking from the drug courier?s modality and the response by governments to this criminal offence. The rationality of current anti-drug trafficking offences relies mostly on measures based on penal law with the application of harsh sentences that usually results in long-term imprisonment. Academic interest is thus limited to analysing how suitable this approach is in resolving problems associated with this type of offence. Dr Dorado?s current interest is to fill this gap by looking at aspects of this problem that show the limitations of penal law as a solution to drug couriering offences.
College Lecturer and Tutor in Law
Research interests: Commercial Remedies; Contract; Torts; Trusts; Unjust Enrichment
Andrew Dyson is a college lecturer in Contract Law and the Law of Torts at Corpus Christi College. He holds degrees from Queens' College Cambridge (BA, Law) and Merton College Oxford (BCL). Andrew is currently writing a doctoral thesis on the effect of post-breach events on damages in torts and breach of contract. Andrew is a co-convenor of the Obligations Discussion Group.
Teaches: Public International Law
Dr Nancy Eisenhauer's main research interest is in international law, including public international law and international dispute resolution. Serves as a private consultant to States and other entities involved in international commercial arbitration and/or investor-State arbitration. Nancy Eisenhauer specialises in public international law and international dispute resolution and, when not teaching, acts as a private legal consultant in primarily investor-State, treaty-based arbitrations. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and its Law School, where she served as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow immediately upon graduation. More recently, she served as an Attorney-Adviser for the U.S. Department of State. Prior to joining the State Department, she practised domestic and international litigation and arbitration at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Katzenbach Research Fellow & Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow
Research interests: Privacy and Information Law, Human Rights Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Socio-Legal Studies
David Erdos is a legal researcher and political scientist who principally examines privacy and data protection law.
David's Data Protection and the Open Society (DPOS) project examines tensions between data protection/privacy, freedom of expression and freedom of information. It is particularly concerned with the emerging law and practice of data protection as this relates to the following issues:
- Similarities and differences in how data protection law is being interpreted and applied by national regulatory agencies, national courts and tribunals, the European Commission, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice,
- The potential tension between data protection law and practice and freedom of expression and information, not only in the United Kingdom but also in other advanced industrialized nations (elsewhere in the EU),
- How these tensions are being practically resolved by different social actors including, in particular, academic institutions (especially in the context of the emergence of ethical review), professional journalists and citizen bloggers.
In the Hilary Term of 2009, and prior to the formal start of DPOS, David organized a seminar series “Human Investigation and Privacy in a Regulatory Age” at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies to begin the process of mapping out some of these issues. Participants within this series included academic lawyers, barristers, social scientists, medical researchers and professional journalists. More recently in June 2012 David convened an Oxford Privacy Information Law and Society (OxPILS) Conference on "The "Right to be Forgotten" and Beyond: Data Protection and Freedom of Expression in the Age of Web 2.0" which recieved funding from a Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe (http://www.csls.ox.ac.uk/oxpilsconference). Full information on the DPOS project is available through http://www.csls.ox.ac.uk/dataprotection. A text-only version is also available at www.csls.ox.ac.uk/dp.php
Alongside this emerging work on privacy and data protection, most of David's published work to date focuses on explaining Bill of Rights outcomes in the Westminster world (the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia). This work looks both at the immediate triggers behind Bill of Rights adoption and on possible longer-term relationships between such projects and neoliberalism, social heterogeneity and 'postmaterialization'. His monograph on this topic, Delegating Rights Protection, was published by Oxford University Press in the autumn of 2010.
David has presented his research at a number of academic conferences not only in the UK but also in North America and Australasia. Recent papers given include those at the 2011 Northumbria Information Rights conference, 2010 annual conferences of the Political Science Association (UK) and the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), 2009 Biannual Conference of the Australian Bar Association, 2008 annual conference of the New Zealand Political Science Association, 2007 annual conferences of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (UK), Political Studies Association (UK), American Political Science Association, Canadian Political Science Association and 2006 annual conference of the Australasian Political Science Association
Core research interests
- Data Protection Laws and Practices
- Freedom of Information
- Freedom of Expression
- Bills of Rights
- Constitutional development of the UK and other Westminster/Commonwealth countries
Core teaching and supervision interests
- Information Law and Practice (including Data Protection and FOI)
- Comparative constitutional design
- Nature and future of UK constitution (and other Westminster/Commonwealth countries)
- Judicialization (especially in human rights field)
- Political science approaches to studying the law
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Research interests: Freedom of expression, Politics of technology, Media and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa, ICTs for development, Media and peace-building, China-Africa relations
Iginio Gagliardone is British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the Centre for Socio Legal Studies. He is also Research Associate at the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge and at the Centre for Global Communication Studies (CGCS), Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania.
He completed his PhD at the LSE investigating the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and nation building in Ethiopia.
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Research interests: Child and Family Law
Rob George holds a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at University College. Dr George is a leading expert on relocation disputes, which are legal cases between separated parents where one of them proposes to move to a new geographic location with their child. His main research project from 2012 to 2014 looks at how these disputes are resolved in the trial courts of England and Wales, by looking at unreported case judgments and the experiences of lawyers and parents. (More information about this research can be found on the project page.)
More generally, Dr George's research interests are in child and family law, broadly conceived, with a particular emphasis on international and comparative aspects of the law and its practice. Dr George has strong links with practising lawyers, including being an Associate Member of Harcourt Chambers, and he is regularly consulted by practitioners about aspects of family law. He is also interested in legal policy-making, making frequent submissions to legal consultations, talking with policy-makers, officials and journalists, and writing an occasional blog on law and related areas.
Dr George works as Case Notes Editor of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, and is a member of the Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy, of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and of the Society of Legal Scholars. He welcomes enquiries about his research from academics, practising lawyers, policy-makers, journalists and others, and is happy to discuss potential research topics with prospective research students.
Research Fellow and Programme Co-ordinator of the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations
Research interests: His main research interests lie in the field of public international law, collective security, international humanitarian law, human rights law, refugee law as well as weapons law.
Dr Gilles Giacca is a Research Fellow at the Law Faculty and Co-ordinator of the Oxford Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations programme. He holds a MA from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva and a LLM from the University of Essex and holds a PhD in International Law from the University of Geneva and IHEID.
Between 2006 and 2012, Gilles Giacca was teaching assistant and then research fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law. Gilles has advised States, international organizations and NGOs on matters of international law. He has also provided training on international law to diplomats and practitioners.
His teaching interests include the law of armed conflict and international human rights law. He regularly delivers lectures for the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action (CERAH) and for the Advanced Training Course on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva.
Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College
Research interests: Public International Law including international organisations, human rights, migrants and refugees, elections and democratisation; children's rights
Professor Guy S. Goodwin Gill is also Professor of International Refugee Law, was formerly Professor of Asylum Law at the University of Amsterdam, and served as a Legal Adviser in the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1976-1988. He practises as a Barrister from Blackstone Chambers, London, and he has written extensively on refugees, migration, international organizations, elections, democratization, and child soldiers; Recent publications include/ The Refugee in International Law/, (OUP, 2007), 3rd edn. with Dr Jane McAdam; /Free and Fair Elections/, (Inter-Parliamentary Union, 2nd edn., 2006); /Basic Documents on Human Rights/, (OUP, 2006), 5th edn., with Ian Brownlie, eds.
Junior Research Fellow in Law
Research interests: Fair Trial Rights; Human Rights Law; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; National Security Law; Public Law
Please see Lincoln College website for full details: http://www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk/Fellows/RyanGoss
Shaw Foundation Fellow in Law, Lincoln College
Research interests: Jurisprudence
Noam Gur has been Shaw Foundation Fellow in Law at Lincoln College since 2009. Before that he read Law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he graduated with a BCL (Dist), MPhil (Dist), and DPhil. He obtained his first degree in Law (LLB, summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He teaches Jurisprudence and Tort Law, and his primary research interests are in jurisprudence and related areas of political theory and applied ethics. His current research topics include legal normativity, authority and practical reason, and political obligation, as well as ethical aspects of civil liability for injuries sustained before birth. He is currently completing a book on law and practical reason, which is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2014.
A CUF (Common University Fund) Lecturership is a tenured (or tenure-track) position, held by a Fellow of a College on whom the University has conferred a Lecturership. CUF Lecturers engage in research and teach for their College and the University, and carry out more College teaching than tutors who are University Lecturers.
Research interests: Law of obligations and the corporate and commercial law fields, with particular focus on domestic and international banking law, corporate finance, and shareholder remedies.
Christopher Hare is a CUF Lecturer in Law and a Fellow of Somerville College. Christopher was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge and was in the first cohort of students to spend their third year at the University of Poiters, France. He then spent a year at Harvard Law School (LLM) and read for the BCL at Brasenose College.
Christopher initially practised as a barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn before moving to a fellowship and college lectureship at Jesus College, Cambridge.
He has spent the last seven years in New Zealand, where he was a Senior Lecturer in the Law Faculty at the University of Auckland. Christopher's teaching and research interests lie broadly in the law of obligations and the corporate and commercial law fields, with particular focus on domestic and international banking law, corporate finance, and shareholder remedies.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Inês Hasselberg is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Criminology (2013-2016). She responsible for leading the project "The Postcolonial Prison: Citizenship, Punishment and Mobility", which is part of a broader research endeavour entitled "Subjectivity, Identity and Penal Power: Incarceration in a Global Age?, led by Dr. Mary Bosworth, and funded by the European Research Council. Inês has recently completed her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Sussex (2013), in which she examined experiences of deportation and deportability of foreign-national offenders in the UK. Before, she worked in Mozambique and South Africa as an independent consultant, where she was involved in research projects on human security and firearms related violence. She holds a BA in Anthropology (ISCTE, Lisbon, 2001), an MA in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation (University of Sussex, 2003) and an MSc in Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods (University of Sussex, 2008).
Research Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall
Nicholas Hatzis is Research Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall and a Senior Lecturer at City University London. Previously he was Référendaire in the chambers of Advocate General Maduro at the European Court of Justice. His interests are in public law, torts, EU law, civil procedure and media law.
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow
Teaches: Roman Law
Research interests: Private Law (obligations, commercial contracts, banking law) Corporate and Financial Market Law Comparative Contract Law and European Legal Culture Law and Behavioural studies
Geneviève Helleringer (JD Columbia, Doct Sorbonne, MSc Essec Business School) is a fellow of St Catherine's college and joined the Institute of European and Comparative Law (IECL) from the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Dr Helleringer has worked over the three precedent years on comparative contract law, pluralism and European legal culture, contributing to the emerging academic study of European private law. This work has involved a study of the emerging common European contract culture and has provided evidence that contract clauses have a potential to serve as lingua communis and to improve the way commercial and consumer contracts work.
Genevieve has more recenlty engaged in an empirical study of private regulation of disputes. Her main focus is on the conflict of interests deriving thereof, in commercial arbitration as well as corporate and financial market disputes. In this endeavour, she increasingly relies on findings from behavioural studies.
Head of the CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems
Research interests: Civil Justice Systems, Funding and Costs, Collective Redress, EU Regulatory Law, Product Liability
Research interests: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights, National Security, Constitutional Theory.
Hayley Hooper is Lecturer at Trinity College, and a DPhil student at Balliol College. She previously worked on the AHRC Funded Project "Parliaments and Human Rights". Hayley’s doctoral thesis concerns the use of Closed Material Proceedings (CMPs) in judicial review of statutory national security powers, and their possible extension to ordinary civil proceedings involving national security matters.
CDF in IP Law
Teaches: Intellectual Property
Research interests: Intellectual property law; personal property law
Emily Hudson joined the University of Oxford in January 2012 as Career Development Fellow in Intellectual Property Law (associated with St Peter’s College). In addition to her work in intellectual property law, Emily also researches in personal property law and law as it relates to cultural institutions and the arts.
She has previously worked for the University of Queensland (Lecturer and Director of Mooting Programs) and the University of Melbourne (Research Fellow, CMCL and IPRIA), and for three years was a solicitor at Minter Ellison Lawyers.
She holds a BSc(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM and PhD from the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral thesis used empirical techniques to analyse how cultural institutions in the US, Canada and Australia understand and apply exceptions to copyright infringement.
In 2000, she was a member of the University of Melbourne team that won the international rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Fifty-Pound Fellow, All Souls College
Birke Häcker is a Fifty-Pound Fellow of All Souls College where she was previously an Examination Fellow (from 2001 to 2008). In 2007/08 she taught as a Stipendiary Lecturer at Lady Margaret Hall. She now works in Munich as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and holds a Lectureship at the Law Faculty of Munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.
Departmental Lecturer in Law
Research interests: International Criminal Law, Public International Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law
LL.M. (Harvard Law School), BA (Oxon). Miles is a Departmental Lecturer in Law and a College Lecturer at St Anne's College. His doctoral research, supported by a Rhodes Scholarship, is on complicity in international law. He teaches European Human Rights Law at the faculty and Constitutional Law and Administrative Law for St Anne's College.
Miles is a former clerk of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and a former chair of Oxford Pro Bono Publico.
Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies at Oxford: HeLEX
Teaches: Medical Law and Ethics
Research interests: Socio-legal research; regulation; medical law; privacy and data protection; European community law.
Jane Kaye is Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies at Oxford: (HeLEX) based in the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford. She obtained her degrees from the Australian National University (BA); University of Melbourne (LLB); and University of Oxford (DPhil). She was admitted to practice as a solicitor/barrister in 1997. She is advisor to a number of F7 projects and on the Sample and Ethics Committee of the 1000 Genomes Project; International Scientific Advisory Board Canadians for Tomorrow Project; UK10K Ethics Advisory Group and Chair of the CARTaGENE International Scientific Advisory Board, Canada. She is also on the editorial boards of Law, Innovation and Technology, Journal of Law and Information Science, and Genomics, Policy and Society.
Her research involves investigating the relationships between law, ethics, and practice in the area of emerging technologies in health. The main focus is on genomics with an emphasis on biobanks, privacy, data-sharing frameworks, global governance and translational research. Her full profile is available at http://helex.medsci.ox.ac.uk/
James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School Programme on the Human Right for Future Generations
Research interests: His current research interests include the legal and normative challenges socio-economic rights face, human rights budget analysis, and refugee protection.
Dr Jaakko Kuosmanen is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law. He received his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2012, and between 2008-2012 he has lectured on human rights law, global justice, and just war theory. Jaakko's research focuses primarily on legal as well as philosophical dimensions of human rights.
Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Research Fellow
Marina Kurkchiyan joined the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in 1999 as the Peter North Fellow and Research Fellow of Keble College. In 2001 she was appointed Centre Research Fellow. From 2003 she was Paul Dodyk Fellow and Research Fellow of Wolfson College and took up her present position in 2007.
Dr Kurkchiyan is a sociologist who specialises in legal culture and the impact of public policy on social structure and human behaviour. She has conducted research in many countries including Ukraine, Russia and the regions bordering on the Black Sea and the Caspian. As a consultant to the World Bank, the DfID, the Open Society Institute and the UNDP she has completed a number of official reports on the interaction between law and society in relation to development. Her academic papers have appeared in several languages and have dealt with the socio-legal aspects of education, poverty relief, the informal economy, respect for law and health care. Her current research examines the transplanting of legal institutions from the West into Post-Communist societies, particularly the efforts made in Russia since 2000 to create voluntary councils for media outlets that would enable newspapers, TV and radio to regulate themselves and thereby avoid censorship, litigation and intimidation.
Maris Köpcke Tinturé
Fellow in Law, Worcester College (Lecturer in Law, Brasenose College)
Teaches: Philosophy of Law
Research interests: Philosophy of law, Criminal law theory, Roman law, Comparative private law
Maris Köpcke Tinturé teaches Jurisprudence and Criminal Law for Worcester and Brasenose Colleges. In 2009 she completed a D.Phil. at University College Oxford on legal validity and law's moral claim, supervised by Prof. John Finnis and Prof. John Gardner. She's interested in most areas of legal philosophy and criminal law theory, and further interested in Roman Law and the organization of certain fundamental legal categories in civil and common law jurisdictions. She's also working on the emerging idea of 'bullying'.
Prior to coming to Oxford, Maris studied Law at ESADE (Barcelona), and read for LL.M.s at the European Academy of Legal Theory (Brussels) and Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA).
At Oxford, Maris had been Graduate Teaching Assistant in Jurisprudence (2005-06) and co-convener of the Jurisprudence Discussion Group (2005-09).
Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory
Research interests: Criminal law; criminal justice; legal, social and political theory; biography; law, history and literature.
Nicola Lacey holds a Senior Research Fellowship at All Souls College. She moved to Oxford in October 2010, having held a chair in Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the London School of Economics since 1998. Before that, she was Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London (1995 to 1997); Fellow and Tutor in Law at New College and CUF Lecturer at Oxford (1984 to 1995); and Lecturer in Laws at University College, London (1981 to 1984). She has held visiting appointments at the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, New York University, Yale and Harvard. She is an Honorary Fellow of New College and of University College, and a Fellow of the British Academy.
In December 2011 she was awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize by the University of Bern: http://www.diesacademicus.unibe.ch/content/diesacademicus2011/preise/index_ger.html
Nicola's research is in criminal law and criminal justice, with a particular focus on comparative and historical scholarship. Over the last few years, she has been working on the development of ideas of criminal responsibility in England since the 18th Century, and on the comparative political economy of punishment. Her next project will be a comparative study combining analysis of penal policies with analysis of practices of legal responsibility-attribution in selected areas of criminalisation, framing these issues within a broad comparative political economy of crime and control. Nicola also has research interests in legal and social theory, in feminist analysis of law, in law and literature, and in biography.
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow
Research interests: Comparative private law, Tort law and EU law
Dr Dorota Leczykiewicz is Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Law and Fellow by Special Election in Trinity College, where she teaches Tort and EU Law. Her research interests focus on legal reasoning, comparative private law, and EU constitutional and private law. She holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford in comparative judicial reasoning in Tort law. A book based on her DPhil thesis is forthcoming with Hart Publishing. She is one of the senior convenors of the Oxford EU Law Discussion Group. Her publications include articles on the EU law of remedies, codification of EU private law, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, as well as the question of private party liability in EU law. Together with Professor Stephen Weatherill she organised a conference and edited a collection of papers on The Involvement of EU Law in Private Law Relationships (Hart Publishing 2013), funded in part by a grant from the British Academy. Her Leverhulme project investigates concepts and principles which govern applicability of EU norms against individuals. Its purpose is to identify the inherent limits of applicability of EU norms in horizontal relations, such as those stemming from the established doctrines of EU law, general principles of law and considerations of private autonomy and social justice. Currently, she is working on the question of horizontal effects of EU fundamental rights, distributive effects of EU private law, protection of private autonomy in EU law, and on selected aspects of legality review in the EU.
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow
Research interests: Primarily political philosophy (especially theories of distributive justice) and philosophy of law; secondarily metaethics and moral philosophy.
Ambrose Lee is a political and legal philosopher, currently holding a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship at the Centre for Criminology, to undertake a 3 year research project titled 'Internal Constraints to Coercive Harm Prevention'. This project builds on the AHRC-funded 'Preventive Justice' Project, which Ambrose worked with Professors Andrew Ashworth and Lucia Zedner as a research officer. The aim of the 'Preventive Justice' Project was to develop an account of the principles and values that should guide and limit the state’s use of coercive techniques in the prevention of harms, in particular its criminal law and other similar instruments. Building on this, Ambrose's current project investigates the rationale(s) behind why the state should prevent harms in the first place. Once this is identified, constraints on the state's use of coercive techniques to prevent harms can then be derived, by asking whether those coercive techniques contradict or undermine the rationale(s). The resulting set of constraints to coercive harm prevention would then be internal to the preventive rationale, which have to be accepted on pain of contradicting or undermining it, as opposed to constraints external to the preventive rationale that are more prevalent in contemporary literature.
Before he joined the Law Faculty and the Centre for Criminology, Ambrose was a lecturer in metaethics in the Division of Law and Philosophy at University of Stirling. He obtained his doctorate from the same university in 2011, with a thesis titled 'Duties of Minimal Wellbeing and Their Role in Global Justice'. Ambrose is also currently a Research Associate at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Besides political and legal philosophy, Ambrose also has a keen interest in metaethics and moral philosophy. More specifically, he is interested in the following issues: theories of distributive justice (both domestic and global), value incommensurability, the nature of goodness, the nature of respect, justification of legal punishment, the nature of law, criteria for criminalization, the nature of wellbeing, and its relationship with morality.
Deputy Director on secondment from the Université Panthéon-Assas
Junior Research Fellow
Research interests: Public International Law, International Economic Law
Gregory Messenger is a Junior Research Fellow in Law at the Queen's College where he completed his DPhil and BCL degrees. He read law as an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh with a year at the University of Granada, Spain.
He has previously taught general public international law, international economic law and international investment law at the Universities of Oxford and Durham as well as introductory courses in English law at the University of Granada.
His research examines the development of WTO in light of transnational influences, specifically in the context of trade defence instruments and SPS measures. His research interests are principally in public international law, international economic law, trade-related aspects of US and EU constitutional law and theoretical approaches to international economic law.
Research Officer (Criminology)
Research interests: Family violence; homicide; the relationship between alcohol/drugs and violence/homicide; suicide and mental illness.
Caroline Miles is a Research Officer in the Centre for Criminology, working with Dr Rachel Condry on an ESRC-funded project investigating adolescent violence towards parents. She was previously a Lecturer in Criminology and Programme leader for the MA Crime and Justice at the University of Chester, having completed her ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Manchester in 2008. Caroline’s thesis examined substance-related homicide (involving intoxication or systemic circumstances) in England and Wales; drawing upon data from the Homicide Index, police files for solved homicide cases and interviews with convicted homicide offenders.
Prior to her PhD Caroline worked as a Research Assistant for the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness and as a Resettlement Officer for Nacro. She obtained her LLB Honours (first class) degree in Law and Criminology and ESRC-funded MA in Criminology and Research Methods (distinction) from Keele University.
Junior Research Fellow in Global Justice
Research interests: Transitional Justice, International Criminal Law and Criminology
Nicola Palmer is the Junior Research Fellow in Global Justice at St Anne's College and convenor of Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR), an inter-disciplinary network of University staff and students working on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule. Her current research focuses on criminal justice in post-genocide Rwanda, examining the interactions among international, national and localised criminal courts. She was an American Society for International Law Helton Fellow in 2009 and was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship in 2007. She completed her undergraduate and honours degrees in law and economics at Rhodes University, South Africa.
Junior Research Fellow
Teaches: Public International Law
Research interests: Public International Law
Martins Paparinskis, LLB (University of Latvia), MJur (Dist, Clifford Chance Prize), MPhil (Dist), DPhil, MA (Oxon), is a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College. He was recently a Hauser Research Scholar at the New York University (2009-2010), and before that tutored as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Oxford. Martins has varied research interests in the field of general international law. His recent and forthcoming publications mainly address the place of investment protection law and international economic law in the international legal order.
Supernumerary Teaching Fellow in Law
Research interests: Corporate Law and Finance, Employment Law, European Union Law
Jeremias Prassl read Jurisprudence Course II at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). He obtained an LL.M. at Harvard Law School, where he held an RF Lewis International Legal Studies Fellowship and was awarded the Mancini Prize in 2009 before returning to work on his doctorate at Magdalen College, Oxford with the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Jeremias has been an Academic Scholar at UBS Investment Bank, a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Private Law in Hamburg and is a member of PEPP, the Programme in European Private Law for Postgraduates. Prior to his present appointment, he served as a Stipendiary Lecturer at Jesus College, Oxford (2010-11).
Jeremias' current research focuses on the Alternative Fund Management Industry, specifically Private Equity firms in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, looking at the implications of close shareholder involvement for traditional notions of the employer from a Company and Employment law perspective. He is also interested in Corporate Law and Finance and European Union Law, especially as regards its application to overseas territories.
Career Development Fellow at Wadham College
Teaches: European Union Law
Eveline Ramaekers is a career development fellow at Wadham College. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies (LLB, LLM with distinction) at the European Law School (Maastricht) between 2003-2008. Before coming to Oxford, she held a post as PhD researcher at Maastricht University and was a visiting lecturer at the China-EU School of Law (Beijing).
Jan Peter Schmidt
Max Planck Fellow
Research interests: Contract law, family law, and succession law
Jan became a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg in 2004, and from then until 2011 he was Head of the Department for Latin American Law, regularly visiting universities in South America for research and lectures. In 2009 he completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor Reinhard Zimmermann, with a historical and comparative study of the new Brazilian Civil Code from 2002.
On his Max Planck Fellowship in Oxford, he is working on contract law, family law, and succession law, both in comparative and private international law. His postdoctoral dissertation (?Habilitation?) analyses the different systems of transfer of property upon death in the European legal orders, in the context of the recently adopted European Regulation on Successions and Wills.
Stipendiary Lecturer in Administrative Law
Research interests: Judicial independence; judicial accountability; higher judicial reform; Indian constitutional law; constitutional theory
Arghya Sengupta is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Administrative Law at Pembroke College. He is also an Administrative Law Tutor at Worcester and Somerville Colleges. He obtained his BA LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India before coming to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he studied for the BCL, MPhil and DPhil.
The Stockholm Centre Oxford Fellowship
Gustaf joined the Faculty and the IECL as The Stockholm Centre Oxford Fellowship for 12 months from October 2012.
His post is funded by the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law at the University of Stockholm, as part of the growing collaborations between the Stockholm Centre and Oxford?s IECL.
Teaches: Intellectual Property
Alison Slade is completing a DPhil at St Peters
Penningtons Student in Law
Teaches: Roman Law
Research interests: Public law, Roman law and jurisprudence
Benjamin Spagnolo Ben Spagnolo is a graduate of the Universities of Western Australia and Oxford, a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and a former Associate to the Chief Justice of Australia. He was elected to the Penningtons Studentship in Law at Christ Church in 2012, having previously taught at the University of Western Australia and at a dozen colleges in Oxford, including as a lecturer at Magdalen and University Colleges and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Law. Ben is a former Sir Robert Menzies Scholar in Law, a former Clarendon Scholar and a recipient of a University of Oxford Teaching Award. He served as Mooting Coordinator for the Faculty from 2008 to 2010 and as Sub-Dean at Magdalen College in 2011-2012.
Research interests: Computer Applications and Law, Evidence, Jurisprudence
Colin Tapper MA 1965. BCL 1959, Oxon; Vinerian Schol, 1959., Barrister (GI) 1961. Fellow, Magdalen College, 1965~, All Souls Reader in Law, 1979- .
Formerly: Assistant Lecturer, 1959-62; Lecturer 1962-65, LSE.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Sarah Turnbull is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Criminology (2013-2016). She responsible for the ‘Home and Away: Gender, Nation, Deportation’ project, which is part of a broader European Research Council funded research endeavour entitled ‘Subjectivity, Identity and Penal Power: Incarceration in a Global Age’, led by Dr Mary Bosworth. Sarah recently completed her PhD in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and the Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto (2012). Her doctoral research explored the integration of ‘gender’ and ‘diversity’ into Canadian federal parole policy and practice, with a specific focus on how ideas about ‘difference’ shape penal responses for particular groups of offenders. Sarah also has an MA in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies (University of Toronto) and a BA in Women’s Studies (Simon Fraser University).
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Teaches: Public International Law
Research interests: Public international law, human rights, European law, political theory
Jure Vidmar (MA, LLM, Dr phil, PhD) is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Law and Research Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. Prior to taking up these posts in 2012, Jure was an Anglo-German Fellow in the Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford. His previous positions include post-doctoral researcher at the Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam, and a visiting fellow at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, University of Pretoria.
Jure's main research and teaching interests lie within public international law, human rights, European law, and political theory. He has taught and/or supervised at the universities Oxford, Pretoria, Amsterdam and Nottingham. Jure is the author of a monograph entitled 'Democratic Statehood in International Law: The Emergence of New States in Post-Cold War Practice' (Oxford, Hart, 2013) and co-editor (with Erika de Wet) of 'Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights' (Oxford, OUP, 2012). He is also an editor of the Hague Yearbook of International Law. Some of his publications are available on SSRN.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Julia is the Oxford Transitional Justice Post-Doc Fellow in the Ways of Knowing After Atrocity ESRC Knowledge Exchange Project. She is currently close to completing her PhD on Memorialisation and Transitional Justice. In her thesis she explores how societies remember their pasts after massive violence and how they transform this traumatic rupture in continuance. Focused on the case of Rwanda her thesis is both a empirical enquiry into memorialisation and transitional justice in Rwanda as well as the development of a broader theoretical concept of how societies remember an deal with a traumatic past.
Before starting the Fellowship (2009-2013) Julia was Researcher at the Center for Conflict Studies at the Philipps-University of Marburg in Germany as well as Research Assistant at the Department for International Relations and Development Policy at the University of Duisburg-Essen (2007-2009). She holds a BA and MA in Social Sciences, which she completed at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.
Konstanze Von Papp
Erich Brost Career Development Fellow in German and European Union Law
Research interests: Her current research focus is on the relationship between European Union law and international investment treaty law and arbitration.
Dr Konstanze von Papp holds degrees from the Universities of Tübingen (first and second state examination), Aix-Marseille III (maîtrise en droit international), Columbia Law School (LLM), and Heidelberg University (Dr iur).
Before returning to academia, Konstanze was a Senior Associate with Allen and Overy LLP, London. She is dual qualified as German Rechtsanwältin and Solicitor of England and Wales, including Higher Rights of Audience.
Most recently, Konstanze was a Visiting Researcher at Boston University. Her academic interests (both teaching and research) lie mainly in European Union law, comparative law, and arbitration. Konstanze has published in German legal journals and the Common Market Law Review.
Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at Exeter College
Research interests: Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, Comparative Constitutional Law
Se-shauna Wheatle LL.B (Hons) (University of the West Indies) BCL (Dist), MPhil (Oxon) is currently Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at Exeter College. She came to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and has since pursued research in the fields of comparative human rights law and comparative constitutional law.
Fellow in Law
Teaches: Philosophy of Law
Research interests: He researches broadly in public law and legal theory, with particular interests in the separation of powers, constitutional theory, comparative constitutional law, and human rights.
Paul Yowell has been Fellow and Tutor in Law at Oriel College since October 2012. Prior to that he was Lecturer in Law at New College, and a postdoctoral fellow with the Oxford Law Faculty for the AHRC project Parliaments and Human Rights.
He completed the BCL in European and Comparative Law and MPhil in Law at Balliol College, and the DPhil in Law at University College. His areas of teaching are Constitutional Law, EU Law, Jurisprudence and Human Rights.
Career Development Fellow
Research interests: Corporate Finance; Commercial Remedies; Contract
Dr Rafal Zakrzewski's research focuses on finance law and commercial remedies (jointly and severally). He is particularly concerned with all aspects of English law relating to corporate lending and security, especially in an international or cross-border context. More broadly, he expresses an interest in most matters of legal principle closely connected with private practice.
Rafal teaches principally in the areas of contract, torts, trusts and corporate finance.
He first studied law at the University of Queensland. He pursued his doctoral studies at Oxford University. His doctorate examined the concept of a legal remedy in private law. It was subsequently published as 'Remedies Reclassified' (OUP, Oxford, 2005). He has also written on the rescission of contracts, acquisition finance, and aspects of commercial and corporate law.
As a solicitor he practised law for many years with leading global firms in Australia, London and Warsaw. He is a veteran of a good many financings, joint ventures and acquisitions. He also has some experience in legislative drafting.
Additional information is to be found on his web page on the St Hugh's College website.