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

21 Feb 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

Surviving Dictatorship: Citizenship and Sustainable Collective Action in Underprivileged Urban Chile

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Dr Simón Escoffier

Speaker Affiliation

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Latin America Centre, University of Oxford

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

14 Feb 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

The guarantee of fair and just working conditions in the new Collaborative Economy models in Europe

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Alvaro San Martin

Speaker Affiliation

PhD Candidate, Complutense University

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

13 Feb 2019

Wednesday - 12:30PM

The Cognitive Impact of Legal Structure on Comparative Legal Reasoning

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Jörg Zimmermann

Speaker Affiliation

Academic Visitor, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Venue

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Room 341

07 Feb 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

Global Internet Governance after WCIT-12 and China’s Choice

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Professor Wenming Zheng

Speaker Affiliation

Professor of Media Law, Capital University of Economics and Business, China; Academic Visitor, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

06 Feb 2019

Wednesday - 12:30PM

The strain between the right to housing and the economic freedoms in Spain after the mortgage crisis

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Andrei Quintiá Pastrana

Speaker Affiliation

PhD candidate, University of Santiago de Compostela

Venue

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Room 341

31 Jan 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

A History of Law Schools: A Battle Between Law as a Science and Law as a Product of Society

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Joshua Krook

Speaker Affiliation

PhD Candidate at the University of Adelaide Law School; Academic Visitor, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room F

24 Jan 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

Legal Techniques and Secrecy

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Dr Bernard Keenan

Speaker Affiliation

Former immigration solicitor; lecturer in the School of Law, Birkbeck College, London

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

17 Jan 2019

Thursday - 12:30PM

“We find a girl of fifteen nowadays is still between a small girl and a big girl”: Using Hansard to explore legislative change to the minimum age of marriage in Singapore (1960 – 2015)

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Charlotte Kelly

Speaker Affiliation

DPhil Candidate, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

29 Nov 2018

Thursday - 12:30PM

Theses by former students

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Owain Johnstone (Modern Slavery Researcher at Ethical Trading Initiative) and Sajjad Khoshroo (Counsel at Allen and Overy)

Speaker Affiliation

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Bettina Lange, CSLS

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

22 Nov 2018

Thursday - 12:30PM

Social Citizenship in flux: rights, responsibilities and regions

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Discussion Group

Speaker

Mark Simpson

Speaker Affiliation

Lecturer in Law and Researcher at the Transitional Justice Institute, School of Law, Ulster University

Venue

Manor Road Building - Seminar Room E

Research projects