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Ms Sheena McMurtrie

Senior Lecturer in Law

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LLB (Hons) (Glas.); LLM (Glas.)

Sheena-McMurtrieSheena originally joined the Law School in 1989.  She left as a Senior Lecturer  in 2005 for a career break. She returned in 2011. Her main teaching and research interests lie in Public Law, but she has also taught and researched in areas of Gender and the Law. She also teaches Contract.

She edited the Denning Law Journal from 1996-2005 and was honoured to be able to organise the Denning Symposium at Buckingham in 1999 to mark Lord Denning’s 100th birthday.

She has been:

  • Visiting Professor at Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania  in 1996
  • Visiting Fellow at the School of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, in 1998-99


LLM Thesis: “Putting the Parliamentary Commissioner in his place” (An analysis & classification of the forms of maladministration identified by the Parliamentary Commissioner [or Ombudsman] and the remedies for injustice resulting therefrom.)

Book chapters:

“Pornography and rights – the theory of the practice of control”, in C. Gearty & A. Tomkins (eds),  Understanding Human Rights (Mansell, 1996), 507

Journal articles:

“The constitutionality of the War Crimes Act 1991”,  Statute Law Review 13.2 (1992), 128

“The reviewability of the Parliamentary Commissioner”, Denning Law Journal (1994), 117

“Red hot television: Domestic and international legal aspects of the regulation of satellite television”, European Public Law 1 (1995), 201-214 [with Francis Coleman]

“The principle of Nemo iudex in causa sua“, Juridical Review 5 (1996), 304

“A challenge to the validity of the Parliament Act 1949 – An opportunity lost?” Statute Law Review 18.1 (1997), 46

“The waiting game – The Parliamentary Commissioner’s response to delay in administrative procedures”, Public Law (1997), 159

“Editorial”,  Denning Law Journal (1999), 1

Also shorter articles in New Law Journal and the Glasgow Herald.

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