Tola Amodu holds a PhD from the LSE (thesis title: the history of planning agreements as regulatory instruments in England and Wales) and an LLM from Cambridge University. She is a qualified and practising solicitor, a legal member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and teaches public law at the LSE. Aside from public law, Dr Amodu has a particular interest in regulation (theory and practice). Email: T.Amodu@lse.ac.uk
John Carrier (Dr). Formerly Dean of Graduate Studies; Previously Part time
lecturer in Medical law; for some years now Part time class teacher in
Joint Editor of the International Journal of Crime, Law and Justice.
Member: Society of Legal Scholars.
Formerly Chair of the Bar Standards Board Education and Training Committee(2005-11)
Hon. Bencher Lincoln's Inn.
Hon.Fellow Royal College of Physicians , London
Grainne Mellon is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers London where she practices in public law, human rights and discrimination. Before coming to the Bar, Gráinne worked in the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Unit of the European Commission in Brussels and at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.Gráinne has also worked as a research assistant in the House of Lords and at LSE and has considerable experience internationally in the field of human rights law and policy. Gráinne studied law at Trinity College Dublin and completed the LLM in Public International Law at the London School of Economics. Emaill: G.B.Mellon@lse.ac.uk
Manuel Penadés Fons. Manuel Penadés Fons teaches in LL4C5 ‘Fundamentals of International Commercial Arbitration’ and coaches the LSE team for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. His current Ph.D. research focuses on International Arbitration, Cross-border Insolvency and Conflict of Laws. He obtained a LL.M. in International Business Laws from the LSE in 2009 and was also member of the LSE Vis Moot team that year. He holds two degrees from the University of Valencia (Spain) in Law and Business Studies (Hons). Before starting his doctoral studies, he qualified as an abogado (Spain) and solicitor (England & Wales), worked in a major Arbitration firm in London and clerked at the Commercial Court of Valencia. He has been a scholar of the PEPP programme and works occasionally for DG Markt (European Commission) as an external legal expert from Spain. He is the author of the book 'Elección tácita de ley aplicable en los contratos internacionales' (Implied choice of law in international contracts, 2012), co-editor of 'Liber Amicorum Prof. Iglesias Buhigues' (2012) and author of various articles in the field of international arbitration. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vivien Prais. Email: V.Prais@lse.ac.uk Vivien Prais is responsible for the undergraduate course in Commercial Law (LL209) and the graduate course LL4A5 on Investment Funds Law in Europe. She holds degrees from the London School of Economics and is also a qualified solicitor. She has written on company law, legal expenses insurance and comparative civil procedure. Recent publications were:
‘REITS in the UK and Germany: time for change.’ (with Peter Scherer) Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol 25 No 06, June 2010, pp.345-348
‘Newcits: have we been there before?’ (with Mariano Giralt) Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol 25 No 10, November 2010, pp. 605-607
‘The ‘outlook’ for ETFs.’ (with Mariano Giralt) Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol 26 No 05, May 2011, pp 265-267
Ermioni Xanthopoulou. Email:
Ermioni teaches Law and Institutions of the EU at LSE Law and is a Doctoral
Candidate at King’s College London, funded by the Centre of European Law.
She is co-editor of the KSLR EU law blog. Her research interests relate to
European integration and identity, European Public law and External
relations and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. She holds an LLB
from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an LLM at EU law
(Distinction) from the University of Surrey and was Erasmus student at the
University of Burgundy (France). She is a qualified advocate in Greece,
worked as an intern at Amnesty International, International Secretariat and
as a research assistant for the publication of the ‘European Defence
Cooperation in EU Law and IR Theory’ by Dr Theodore Konstadinides and Dr Tom
Dyson (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). She held moreover representative and
managerial posts for the King’s research community, working as Finance
Officer for the respective research society and as a Registrations Officer
for the IGLRC 2013.