School of Law

Postgraduate Research Students

There are more than 150 postgraduate law research students registered in the School of Law.

View the profiles of some of our current research students to see their research topics, supervisors and working titles.

NameThesisResearch area
Adela Halo

Ending the French Revolution: Madame de Staël and the Birth of Liberalism in France.

Agnes Rydberg

The Obligation not to Defeat the raison d’être of a Treaty Prior to its Entry into Force under the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: A Law-making Treaty Perspective

Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, EU Law
Aleksandar Ivanovski

The Interaction of EU State Aid Law and Tax: Towards Sustainable Tax Rulings Framework

State Aid Law, Taxation, EU Law, EU and UK Tax Policy
Aleksandra Jolkina

Till Residence Card Do Us Part? Marriages of Convenience and EU Free Movement Law: the Case of Ireland

Asylum and immigration law, European Union law, European criminal law, Criminal law and criminal justice, Comparative law, Family law, Human rights
Alexandros Alexandrou

The Interactive Entertainment Industry and Successive Creativity: Remastering Copyright for Video Games and Successive Works

Generated content, successive works, copyright within the interactive entertainment industry
Amy Corcoran

Protesting the Borders but on the Borders of Protest: Art Activism as Resistance to State Crime.

State crime
Andreas Marcou

A Republican Justification of Civil Disobedience.

Angeliki Papantoniou

Addressing the vulnerability of children's health against environmental threats in international and regional law. Evaluating pathways of protection in Europe.

Human rights, Environmental law, Vulnerability in international law and legal theory
Anna Howard

Listening to the disputants: fostering the use of EU cross-border commercial mediation in a manner which is responsive to disputants’ needs.

Mediation, EU Law
Aphrodite Yiasemi

Is accession of the EU to the ECHR beneficial for the protection of individual fundamental rights under terms which the CJEU would interpret as compatible with the EU Treaties and the EU legal order?

EU law, Human Rights, International law and the Law of Contract
Bruno Simoes

Contribution towards the tax harmonisation of investment-linked life assurance policies in the European Union.

EU Tax Law
Ceren Mutus Toprakseven

Shared Responsibility in the context of Extraterritorialised/Privatised Migration Controls.

Immigration Law
Daniel Hogers

Fact Patterns in Findings of Crimes against Humanity in International Criminal Law.

Crimes against humanity
David Andrew Foster

Trusts: Theory, Doctrine and Practice 1825 - 1865.

Historical foundations of modern Private Law
Dominique Mystris

African Justice Mechanisms and their contribution to international criminal justice and peace and security.

International criminal law, Public international law, Transnational law
Fabio Giuffrida

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office: a New Model of Criminal Justice and its Impact on National Systems.

Foivi Sofia Mouzakiti

Financial surveillance in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the EU: The case of the Financial Intelligence Units.

Hélène le Nobel

Regulation of Civil Drone Usage in the European Union.

Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Law and Technology, European Law, Human Rights
Jenny Knox

The Use of Legal Mobilisation by the Anti-austerity Social Movement in England and Wales

Jessica Shurson

Legal Jurisdiction and the Globalization of Evidence: A Theory of Data Sovereignty for Law Enforcement Access to Data Across Borders.

Data sovereignty
Jingzhao Fan

Foreign direct investment: A comparative legal study in the UK, Russia and China.

Investment law, Business law, EU law, Comparative legal research, International arbitration, Chinese law
Justine Noelle Stefanelli

Due Process and the Criminalisation of Immigration in the UK and the US.

Immigration law
Katharine Theresa Weatherhead

Unravelling Mediterranean Migration: Legal and Political Knowledge Creation and Diffusion Among Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants.

Immigration law
Kathryn Allinson

Causing Forced Displacement: An Inquiry into 'Displacing Third State' Responsibility.

Forced migration
Maja Grundler

Protection for Irregularized Migrants? – Trafficking, Smuggling and Asylum

Refugee law
Mariia Tymofiienko

Economic Functions of a Trade Mark: Legal Analysis.

Trade mark law, Competition law, Marketing
Marta Minetti

The Application of Different Legal Devices by the Italian Prosecutors in the Fight Against Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants.

Michael Dunford

The Fanworks Problem After Twenty Years: A Critical Re-Assessment.

Copyright Law
Mohammad Hazrati

Sustainable Use of Oil and Gas Resources: A Comparative Study of Iran, Canada and Malaysia

Nicolette Busuttil

To Protect, Tolerate or Expel? International Protection Obligations Towards Migrants with Psychosocial Disabilities Facing Removal.

Migration, Mental health, Asylum
Paul Jennings

Bills of Rights in Transitional Justice States: A Study of Latin American and Africa.

Prince Uche Amadi

International Investment Protection and Human Rights Obligation of State: A Nigerian Petroleum Industry Perspective.

Human Rights, Corporate Responsibility, Climate Change
Rachel Maguire

What are the Effects of Anonymity and Pseudonymity on Copyright Law’s Relevance and Adequacy for Online Creative Communities?

Copyright law
Rimantas Daujotas

Realist Corporate Nantionality in Transnational Investment Law.

International Investment Law, International Trade Law, International Arbitration, WTO Law
Salvatore Fasciana

The Implementation of Gamers' Bill of Rights Within the Current Interactive Entertainment Industry.

Santiago Wortman Jofre

Offences related to Criminal Networks and Criminal Networks in England and Wales.

Sara Nogueira Silva

Relative Anonymity and "My Search and Research", Two Competing Autonomies in Cyberspace.

Autonomy in cyberspace
Sarah Court-Brown

Mapping Equality in the UK Constitution.

Satya Talwar Mouland

An Inquiry on International Arbitral Authority: Common Principles of Enforcement Jurisdiction

International law, International courts and tribunals, International dispute resolution, Comparative law
Stephan Buck

Virtual Worlds – Virtual Governance

Media law, Internet law, Information technology, Privacy and data protection, Telecommunications, Electronic commerce, Communications law
Kelvin Ying Yew Sum

Syncing Copyright to the Online Digital Environment.

Copyright law, Policy jurisprudence and theory, Trade marks law and policy, Internet law, Socio-economic impact of technology on intellectual property
Tatjana Nikitina

Regulation of Over-the-counter Derivatives in the European Union.

Banking and Finance Law
Tedd Moya Mose

The Evolution of a Global Perspective in International Energy Law

International energy law
Thaddeus Manu

The Impact of WTO/TRIPS Agreement on Local Production of Essential Pharmaceuticals and the Supply of APIs for Public Health Protection in Africa.

Intellectual property law, Patent law, Trade Mark law, Copyright law
Vasiliki Koukoulioti

The Benefit Principle Revisited - Avoiding the Repercussions of Digitalization on the Tax Base Sustainability.

Vassilis Paliouras

International Principles of Sovereign Insolvency.

International Economic/Financial Law
Xue Feng

Corporate Liability Towards Tort Victims in Personal Injury Context.

Tort liability of corporate groups
Yavuz Selim Sonmez

The Interdependence Between Tax Competition and Tax Avoidance: An Analysis from Practice to Theory.

Tax Law