Shaffan is a DPhil in Law Candidate researching the intersection between criminal law and copyright law. His thesis aims to provide a principled harm-based analysis of criminalisation of copyright infringements by: examining the history of such criminal provisions in the UK; developing an account of the possible harms involved in copyright infringements; considering other mediating principles to refine the scope of such criminalisation; applying the analysis to the current law; and considering prosecution practice. It draws on both theoretical and doctrinal material to advance its arguments. His project is jointly supervised by Professors Dev Gangjee and Rebecca Williams.
Shaffan holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from King's College London (2018), and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from the University of Oxford (2020).
He is admitted to the Bar in the Republic of Maldives.