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School of Law

School of Law Doctoral Candidates


Tariq Al-Timimi
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(Working title) The Development of the Maqasid Model in the Modern Era and its utility to the application of Islamic law today




Manar Idriss
Manar Idriss

Working Title: The Responsibility to Protect: A critical look at the international community’s response to Sudan’s conflicts




Yan-Ho (Eric) Lai
Eric Lai

Working Title: Resilient Professionalism under Authoritarianism: Building Professional Legal Culture and the Rule of Law in Post-colonial Hong Kong

Zainab Lokhandwala
Zainab Lokhandwala

Protecting Indian Farmers’ Biocultural Heritage: Moving Beyond Fragmented and Insufficient Farmers’ Rights to Traditional Knowledge and Access and Benefit Sharing



Fara Mohammad
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Islamic finance & environmental sustainability: correlation, challenges and opportunities. Establishing a legal framework&corporate culture. Creating a road map in response to the UN Environment & World Bank initiative in creating a sustainable financial system



Will Odogwu
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Comparing Formal Legal Discourse across Sites of Global Adjudication of Investment Disputes: the Variable Significance of ‘General Principles of Law’ Rhetoric in the International Court, International Commercial Arbitration and Investment Treaty Arbitration.


Sive Ozer
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Promoting the social venture capital model and philosophy in the Islamic Finance Industry: encouraging an alternative approach.



Micha Wiebusch
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The Emerging Normative Framework of the African Union on Constitutionalism – The Legal Process and the Contribution to Peace, Security and Democratic State Building


This page lists all current PhD candidates in the School of Law together with their area of research.  For information about research degrees in the School of Law, visit the following page.