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Law School Research

Equine Law and Policy Research Centre falls under the Law School’s umbrella. It also plays host to the Denning Law Journal, the only journal named after one of the most famous Law Lords of the 20th Century.

This environment has encouraged growth in research and has offered support for members of academic staff and a growing body of postgraduate research students. We currently supervise a wide range of research projects (LLM by Research/MA/PhD). Current areas of research projects include Public International Law, International Human Rights laws, Governance, Money Laundering, Intellectual Property,  Financial Services & Regulation, Family Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Judicial Studies; and Jurisprudence; and Corporate Law.  If you are interested in any of these subjects, please contact the following staff:

  • Adolfo Paolini
    Financial Regulation and Services; Insurance; Corporate Law
  • Francis Grimal
    Public International Law (use of force)
  • Patricia Covarrubia
    Intellectual Property
  • James Slater
    Jurisprudence; Criminal law
  • Gar Yein Ng
    Comparative Constitutional law; Judicial Studies
  • Sarah Sargent
    International Human Rights Law; Equine Law
  • Jocelyn Scutt
    Family Law; Women’s Rights
  • Frances Burton
    Land Law; Family Law
  • Saad Alrayes (supervise at LLM level only)
    Fintech; Regtech; Cryptocurrencies; Law and Innovations; Venture Capital and Equity Crowdfunding; Artificial Intelligence and Ethics; Cybersecurity; E-commerce (market and legal design); Big Data; Digital Finance; ICOs; Smart Regulation; Smart Contract; Stock Market and Securities Law; Corporate Governance; Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Law (SMEs); Entrepreneurs and Startups Regulations; Sharing Economy; Islamic Finance; Islamic Banking Law; Foreign Investment Policies and Regulatory Compliance; Corporate law; and Financial regulation.
  • Jessica Walsh (supervise at LLM level only)
    Human Rights, Rule of Law and Corruption, Dispute Resolution & ADR.  

How to apply

Visit our how to apply page to find out everything you need to know about the application process.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us on law-admissions@buckingham.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)1280 828205.

Successfully defended PhDs

Click on the name of a student to find out more about their successfully completed thesis.

“The militarisation of the Indigenous Peoples in the Niger Delta Region by the Nigerian government: from a constructivist grounded theory to an action-based policy”

Read more about Angela’s experience at Buckingham.

“Towards an effective anti-corruption regime in Nigeria.  Examination of the anti-corruption Legal Framework of the United Nations, the African Union and Nigeria”

Read more about Ernest’s experience at Buckingham.

“Traditional Medicine : The case for its inclusion in sustainable development – no one should be left behind”

“The Health and Safety and Environmental Risk Regulatory regime governing the Nigerian offshore Oil & Gas Industry : Lessons from the United Kingdom’s safety case regime”