Lara Ibrahim is a DPhil in Law student at the Faculty of Law and the recipient of the Faculty's BAME DPhil in Law Scholarship in conjunction with Oriel College. Her main research interests are in Public International Law, looking specifically at extraterritorial human rights obligations of States in relation to environmental harm and climate change. She is supervised by Professor Lavanya Rajamani and Dr. Ekaterina Aristova. Lara completed the BCL in 2022 with Distinction and read for the papers International Human Rights Law: Theory, Practice and Critique, International Environmental Law, International Law of the Sea, and Comparative Human Rights.
Lara is a Research and Events Assistant at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights for the academic year 2022/23. She is also a co-convenor of both the Feminist Jurisprudence Discussion Group and the Oxford Business and Human Rights Network.
Prior to studying at Oxford, Lara completed her LLB and an LLM in International Law and Global Justice at The University of Sheffield, for which she received full funding in the form of a Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship. She graduated first in her LLB cohort, receiving the 2020 Vaughan Bevan Memorial Prize. In Sheffield, Lara co-founded the Lawyers Without Borders Student Division, and competed in the 2020 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.