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Michael Abiodun Olatokun is researcher, activist and educator. Since 2016 he has been a Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law where he is also the Head of Public and Youth Engagement. Michael’s work at the Bingham Centre involves educating young people across the world about democracy and human rights. He recently created an online course, 'Citizenship and the Rule of Law', which over 5,000 students have participated in thus far. He is the Coordinator of 'The Rule of Law for Citizenship Education', a UK-wide programme for secondary school students. As a result of the success of this work, Michael was asked to join the Solicitor General's Public Legal Education Committee in 2017. He was a co-author of the minister's vision statement in 2018.
In the last few years Michael has contributed to several public inquiries relating to areas of his research. The bodies conducting these inquiries have frequently cited his evidence in producing final recommendations for government decision makers, including the House of Commons Justice Select Committee inquiry into reform of courts and tribunals , the Draft Commissioner for Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 201- Scrutiny review - Care of Children in Jersey Review Panel and the final report of the House of Lords Ad Hoc Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement.
Michael began his career as a community organiser encouraging young people and disenfranchised groups to participate in public life. He has led voter registration projects that have successfully registered hundreds of thousands of first-time voters, working with the Cabinet Office and other partners to promote voter engagement in the run-up to the 2016 European Union Referendum. The University of Nottingham gave Michael an 'Alumni Laureate Award' to recognise his democratic engagement work and he was named a (fee-waiving) Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in 2017.
Louise is an Associate Professor specialising in Land Law, as well as Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions for the Schools of Law and Social Sciences and Arts and Creative Industries.
Prof. Craig Barker is the Dean of the School of Law and Social Sciences and a Professor of International Law. Appointed in 2015, Prof. Barker has taught extensively in the areas of domestic and international law, as well as international politics. He is a leading international expert on issues relating to diplomatic law.
Lionel Blackman is a solicitor-advocate, the first to win a case in the House of Lords. He is Director of the Solicitors International Human Rights Group. He lectures frequently at LSBU and overseas.
Catherine Evans joined the University in 2015, previously having worked as the Legal Director of Southwark Law Centre. She trained at TV Edwards Solicitors and then moved on to Mary Ward Legal Centre in Central London.
Cameron Giles is a Lecturer in the Law Division. His academic interests focus on Criminal Law, Legal Theory, and LGBTQ issues in Law.
Cameron completed the MLaw (Exempting) Degree at Northumbria University and was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 2016. He then went on to gain an LLM in Legal and Political Theory from the University of York, before returning to Northumbria to undertake a PhD on HIV transmission offences, which he is currently finalising.
Cameron teaches on multiple modules within the Law division, including Criminal Law and Introduction to Contract and Tort, and previously taught as an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria. Cameron is keen on integrating experiential learning and contemporary legal research into his teaching.
Cameron has written multiple academic and non-academic pieces based on his research, addressing the role of digital evidence in HIV transmission cases, online LBGTQ identities and the punishment of offenders. In addition to several conference papers, Cameron has presented invited seminars at Northumbria and UCL and recently appeared on The Diversity in Research Podcast.
Cameron is currently an Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Gender, Sexuality and Law.
Dr James specialises in English Legal System, the first year student experience, student mobility, and EU law. Within the field of EU law her particular interests are EU citizenship, EU Higher Education law, Erasmus student mobility, and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.
Dr Kalulé is a lecturer in Law in the School of Law and Social Sciences.
Dr Kamiloglu joined to Department of Law in 2020, and he specialises in effects of social movements on law, NGO’s and human rights discourses, theory of human rights. Previously he was a lecturer at Universities of Essex, and worked in SOAS and Birkbeck College where he had gained his PhD degree in Law. He has been awarded Associate Fellow recognition by the Higher Education Association of the UK.
Dr Kamiloglu’s research focuses TWAIL, human rights movements of the Global South, human rights theory and philosophy of rights. He completes his research activities with various projects aiming to support rights movements in the Global South.
Dr Mylonaki specialises in International Criminalisation of Terrorism and criminological approaches to International Criminal Law. She holds a PhD (University of Bristol), an MPhil in Criminology (University of Cambridge) and an LLM in International Law.
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.
Chris is the Course Director of the LLM International Commercial Law. He specialises in contract law, company law and the international sale of goods and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.