Meet the tutors!

Undergraduate Laws gears up for another London Study Support Event in 2020-21 after its huge success last year. Primarily focusing on the content in the first half of the module guide, experienced academics will deliver an overview of key module topics, learning activities and an understanding of how you should plan your studies over the academic year. Below, you can find out more about our participating tutors beforehand.

More information about the event and how to book a place can be found on the London Study Support page of the VLE.

Dr Eloise Ellis

Dr Eloise Ellis
Dr Eloise Ellis

A Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia where she teaches Public Law and European Union Law.  She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Salzburg, the Université Catholique de Lille and at the Institute of Law, Jersey. Eloise is the co-convenor of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Public Law section and is on the Academic Panel of the Francis Taylor Building Chambers.  Prior to her academic career, she spent several years working as a political adviser and policy manager before spending time in a Government Department, where her roles included working for a Minister.  She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a Master’s degree in Higher Education Practice.  She has been involved with the University of London, Undergraduate Laws programme in various ways for over ten years developing resources for Public law.

Join her on this adventure

Do you want an introduction to the constitution and constitutional structure of the United Kingdom, as well as looking at the House of Lords and parliamentary accountability mechanisms within the Westminster model?

During this event for students on the University of London UG Laws programmes Eloise will be offering an introduction on the above topics and also looking at the legislative process – in particular exploring the points at which legislation can be influenced and examining the concept of ‘constitutional’ legislation in the UK. Not only will she be covering these topics but other important topics found in the first half of the module guide. A fantastic opportunity to communicate with an academic and fellow students.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos

Dr Ioannis Glinavos
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

Dr Ioannis Glinavos has over 10 years’ experience in the design and delivery of distance learning in Higher Education. An experienced PhD supervisor with completions. He has written for The Independent, Forbes, Newsweek, HuffPost and The Conversation. Author of two books and multiple peer-reviewed academic papers in high impact journals. Expert in investment treaty arbitration, ISDS, law and economics. Ioannis has been module leader in Contract Law in a variety of institutions and has contributed a number of resources to the University of London Contract Law module, as well as delivering live study sessions.

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Beginning his event on Contract law he will offer an introduction to the core elements of contractual formation and a presentation of how a contract can be set aside by finding a misrepresentation made during negotiations of a contract. He will then move onto to the process of contractual modification and the role the doctrine of consideration plays in it. Finally, completing the event with an introduction to the operation and consequences of exemption clauses, otherwise known as limitation or exclusion clauses. In a comfortable learning environment and at the convenience of your own home, this interactive online session will equip you with your studies for the rest of the academic year.

Professor Jill Marshall

Professor Jill Marshall
Professor Jill Marshall

Professor Jill Marshall is a Professor of Law in the Department of Law and Criminology at Royal Holloway University of London and a qualified lawyer in England and Wales (admitted as a solicitor 1992). Her work focuses on the relationship between law and living well, human flourishing, what it means to be free, and women’s human rights. This includes analysis of the purpose of law, including human rights, identity and anti-discrimination law purporting to protect aspects of our personal freedom and identities.  She is the author of three books including Human Rights Law and Personal Identity and has written widely on these topics. She is Royal Holloway’s human rights research cluster lead for Global Challenges Research Fund work and the Course Convenor of Jurisprudence on the Worldwide Programmes.

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Jill will be sharing her knowledge at this year’s London Study Support Event 2020 and will begin with an introduction to debates within jurisprudence and divisions in traditional Jurisprudence between natural law and positivism. She’ll be participating in a discussion of classical and modern natural law thinking. She’ll then be moving onto the exploration of the command theory of law through Hobbes, Bentham and Austin with reference to Hart’s critique of Austin. Then, finally covering an analysis of Dworkin’s theory; his critique of Hart, interpretive theory, Hercules, law and literature. Be sure not to miss out!

Anne Street

A Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, convenor of Contract, Property & Equity to undergraduates for over 25 years. Anne Street began her teaching at University College London UCL for 10 years, where she studied for both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. As a course leader she has been devising courses, writing learning materials and exams for decades. Join her this year at the London Study Support Event where she’ll be teaching Property law.

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For students on the University of London UG Laws programmes we are running a London Study Support Event for Property Law in November. Anne Street will begin with the topic Lease/Licences and estoppel to understand the importance and relevance of having a property right as compared to a personal right. She will move onto co-ownership to build on the distinction between rights recognised at law and those recognised in equity. Finally, she will bring together some of the earlier learning for you to understand how interests in land are protected in the two systems of land, registered land and unregistered. You’ll have the chance to engage with your fellow students, put forward your own ideas, and ask lots of questions!

Dean Simon Askey

Dean Simon Askey
Dean Simon Askey

As Dean of Undergraduate Laws, Simon Askey is a familiar name to many University of London law students. Simon has been the head of the undergraduate laws department for over a decade. Law is his second ‘career’ and second academic discipline. Although his law teaching has included jurisprudence, contract, tort, medical law and constitutional law his primary focus has been on legal method and legal skills. Join Simon at the London Study Support Event where he will be teaching the LSM module.

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Simon will cover a range of LSM topics, firstly giving an introduction to English law and the legal system. He will then move on to cover topics such as the court system, judicial precedent and statutory interpretation. Join Simon on Monday 2 November at the London Study Support Event for an in depth look at LSM.

Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor is a University of London Teaching Fellow and was a senior lecturer and deputy LLB course leader at University of Westminster for 16 years.

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Amanda will begin the sessions by giving an overview of correct identification of when a trust has been declared and how to identify the intended beneficiaries. Amanda will then move on to discussing the correct identification of the necessity for, and the steps required to follow the Formalities of creating a Trust. Finally students will look at Trustees’ Duties with an outline of how to trace the assets. Join Amanda Taylor at the London Study Support Event on 5 November 2020 for an extensive look in to Equity & Trusts.

Dr Laura Lammasniemi

Dr Laura Lammasniemi
Dr Laura Lammasniemi

Dr Laura Lammasniemi is an Assistant Professor at Warwick School of Law. She specialises in criminal law, and has previously taught at various University of London colleges. Laura’s principal research interests lie in the areas of crime, gender, and class from historical perspective. She is a Leverhulme Fellow 2020-2021, working on a project on the history of sexual consent in criminal courts. Laura has developed resources for Criminal law and Dissertation modules on the Undergraduate Laws Programme and delivered a number of the Lecture Plus sessions for Criminal Law.

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The London Study Support day will be all about homicide. When does liability arise over a killing of another, who can be held liable, and for what? How are unlawful killings penalised? Criminal law in England is unusual in that there are only two homicide offences; murder and manslaughter. In the first session of the day, we will focus on murder and mens rea. We will discuss the definition of murder, and what does “intent to kill” mean, and how juries find intent in complex set of circumstances. The second and third session will focus on manslaughter. In the second session, we will discuss unlawful act manslaughter, and talk about how problem questions work in criminal law. In the final session we will focus on gross negligence manslaughter. Causation is a notoriously difficult area of criminal law, in the final session we will also focus on causation through drug overdose cases, for example. All the sessions are tutorial sessions, and we will have general discussion on these complex and at times controversial principles as well as discussions in small groups. Throughout the day, together with your colleagues from around the world, you will work through problem questions as well as moral dilemmas.

Join Dr Laura Lammasniemi at the London Study Support Event on either 3 November 2020 or 6 November 2020 for an invaluable overview of Criminal Law to kick start your studies this academic year.

Professor Andrea Biondi

Andrea Biondi is Professor of European Union Law and Director of the Centre of European Law at Kings College London. He has a distinguished academic record with visiting positions at leading universities, including Georgetown University, the College of Europe, Bocconi University in Milan, and the University of Rome La Sapienza. Professor Biondi’s research interests are in European Union law, with particular emphasis on state aid law, trade law and regulation as well as judicial protection of EU rights.

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At the London Study Support Event, Professor Andrea Biondi will begin the sessions with an overview of constitutional issues including Brexit. He will then focus on free movement of goods, services and capital and finally, Professor Andrea Biondi will look at the EU and Human Rights. Join distinguished academic, Professor Andrea Biondi on 11 November 2020 for what will be an invaluable day for EU Law students.

Carol Brennan

Carol Brennan has been teaching Tort Law for over thirty years, both in UK universities and also in distance learning programmes. She is the author of two current textbooks on the subject. Among her fields of research are mental health law and state responses to institutional child abuse.

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Carol will begin her sessions with an introduction to the tort of negligence and to the first fundamental ingredient: ‘duty of care’. She will then move on to an overview on the principles governing the key ingredients of negligence: breach of duty and causation. Finally, Carol will explore ‘trespass’ torts, with emphasis on trespass to the person. For a deeper look in to negligence and ‘trespass’ torts, two key areas of Tort Law, join Carol at the London Study Support Event on Friday 13 November 2020.

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    1. Hi Ajit, please login to your Laws VLE and visit the Study Support section > Study Events. If you require further assistance, please send us an email. Many thanks, UG Laws

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