SOAS University of London

SOAS School of Law enhances expertise

16 July 2013

The appointment of seven new members of academic staff by the School of Law at SOAS, University of London has enhanced the department’s range of expertise.

Those joining are Professor Kevin Heller from University of Melbourne; Reader Paul O’Connell from University of Leicester; Dr Samia Bano from University of Reading; Dr Brenna Bhandar from Queen Mary, University of London; Kate O’Grady from the Law Commission; Nimer Sultany from the The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy and Dr Vanja Hamzic from City University.

The new recruits will enrich both research and teaching within the School of Law and bring world-renowned expertise in human rights law, family law, multiculturalism, critical legal theory, public law in both the Middle East and the UK, property law including indigenous land rights, and criminal justice both on the domestic and world stage with particular emphasis on the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court.

Head of the School of Law Paul Kohler said: “The number, range and excellence of our new appointments underline our commitment to becoming the world's leading School of global law with expertise in English, regional, comparative and international law. It also demonstrates confidence among the academic community in SOAS' unique and cutting-edge approach to legal scholarship and teaching and our strategy to develop enhanced undergraduate and Masters programmes involving student and staff exchanges with leading Law schools in the US, Middle East, Africa and Asia.”