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Emma Rehal-Wilde



Emma is in the Department of Law within the School of Law and Social Sciences. She teaches on both the LLB and LLM courses.

Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and worked in corporate social responsibility and pro bono management within the legal sector for 12 years before moving into academia.  Her particular interests are in access to justice and development.

Emma holds a BA Hons in Politics & Sociology from the University of Warwick. She completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law (now University of Law), and holds a LLM in International Economic Law, Justice and Development from Birkbeck, University of London.

Level 4:

Year 1 Foundation Programme

Legal Skills, Legal Study, Legal System

Level 5:

Year 2 Foundation Programme

Working in the Law

Consumer Protection and the Law

Level 6:

International protection of Human Rights

Level 7:

International Business, Human Rights and CSR

Emma has researched the rule of law and legal empowerment, with particular emphasis on the South African legal landscape. She has presented at various conferences on this topic, and also on the hostile environment created by the welfare benefits appeal regime in England.

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Emma is a trustee of LawWorks, formerly known as the Solicitors Pro Bono Group.