Biography

Philip joined the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in 2016, and is currently researching for a DPhil in Law under the supervision of Prof Bettina Lange. Philip's DPhil looks at the regulation of university fees in South Africa, in light of the 2015 'Fees Must Fall' protests. This research utilises regulatory space analysis to explore which actors influence university fee decisions, as well as how these actors interact. Prior to commencing the DPhil, Philip completd an MPhil in Law at the Centre, on a related topic and also under the supervision of Prof Lange.

Before coming to Oxford, Philip spent three and a half years working in the Johannesburg offices of  Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, a commerical law firm. Philip is an admitted attorney and notary public in South Africa. In addition to the MPhil in Law, Philip holds a BCL from the University of Oxford; together with BA, BA (Honours), and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. 

Philip is currently working as a research assistant on a project looking at a catchment-based approach to water resource management in England. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Philip will be a co-convenor of the Socio-Legal Discussion Group.

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

Regulation

Events organised by Philip Williams

Past events

04 Jul 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

Upgrading the enforcement of consumer protection in the EU - some remarks on the proposal for a directive on representative actions

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Dr Jagna Mucha

Speaker Affiliation

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw

Venue

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Room 341

20 Jun 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

Human Rights & Climate (in)justices: Examining the role of law and policy in vulnerable coastal areas of the Global South

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Birsha Ohdedar

Speaker Affiliation

Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

13 Jun 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

The Radicalisation Cases in the Family Courts: A Critical Evaluation

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Fatima Ahdash

Speaker Affiliation

PhD student in Law, LSE

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

06 Jun 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

Social Foundations of Anglophone Caribbean Constitutions: Impact on the Implementation of the Death Penalty in the Caribbean and Impediments Towards Abolition

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Dr Florence Seemungal

Speaker Affiliation

University of the West Indies Open Campus

Venue

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Room 341

30 May 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

The formalisation of South African waste pickers in a globalised recycling economy

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Allison Lindner

Speaker Affiliation

PhD student, Centre for Critical International Law, University of Kent

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

23 May 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

Happiness, Housing and the Law

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Dr Janice Gray

Speaker Affiliation

Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

16 May 2019

Thursday - 12:00PM

A Common Law Warranty for Consumer Financial Contracts

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Professor Susan Block-Lieb

Speaker Affiliation

Professor of Law, Cooper Family Chair in Urban Legal Issues, Fordham University

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

09 May 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

The normativity of medical guidelines and their use by medical tribunals in the Netherlands and England

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Dr Friso Jansen

Speaker Affiliation

Senior Lecturer in Law, Birmingham City University

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

02 May 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

Regulation of anonymous on-line speech by The São Paulo Appeals Court

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Professor Rafael Queiroz

Speaker Affiliation

University of Sao Paulo

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

16 Apr 2019

Tuesday - 11:30AM

An empirical analysis on linkage between non-tax revenue, public expenses and corruption in transition countries

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Associate Professor Alper Őzűn

Speaker Affiliation

Academic Visitor, CSLS

Venue

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Room 341

Research projects