Oliver Butler is currently the Fellow in Law at Wadham College, covering a period of leave taken by Dr Tarun Khaitan, Tutorial Fellow in Law at Wadham College. Oliver will provide both teaching and experienced oversight and pastoral care for Wadham’s law students and working in association with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, engaging in research in the field of civil and political rights law and spending time at the Institute’s offices based at Mansfield College.
Oliver studied law as an undergraduate at Emmanuel College, Cambridge before completing his BCL at Lincoln College, Oxford and LLM at Harvard Law School. He was called to the Bar in 2013 and worked at the Law Commission as a research assistant before returning to Emmanuel for a PhD on information law. His research at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights looks into justifications for regulating public authorities differently from private actors in relation to privacy, confidentiality and data protection.