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PhD Programme in Law: Current research

The opportunity to undertake advanced legal research at one of the world's best law schools.

Current PhD students at LSE Law School are listed below (alphabetically by surname). Click on the student's name for further details. For more information about our research interests, see Research.

See also our list of recently completed PhD theses.

CURRENT RESEARCH

Shree Agnihotri
'Hannah Arendt's Constitutional Theory' [provisional title]

Sina Akbari
'Private Law and the Demands of Justice'

Daniela Arantes Prata
'Corporate behaviour, compliance and the environment: A Latin American perspective' [provisional] 

Omotola Ariyo
'Legal Issues in the regulation and adjudication of OTC Derivatives' [provisional] 

Thomas Bagshaw
'Entrepreneurial futures: social enterprise, development and human rights' [provisional]

Jacob van de Beeten
'Legal imagination of law and integration: a genealogy of EU law authority' [provisional]

Aleksandra Bojovic
'The World Trade Organization and Tanzania: An Assessment of the Relationship Between Increased Global Trade and Environmental Degradation'

Jakub Bokes
'Environmental Constitutionalism: A Critical Perspective'[provisional]

Lauren Bursey
'Preventing the Sale of Looted Antiquities by Non-State Actors: a comparative analysis of International Law and national legislation in the United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union' [provisional] 

Stephanie Classmann
'Criminal Law as Political Compromise: A Realist Rebuttal to Liberal Theories of Criminalisation'

Niall Conlon
'Potential UK legal and Regulatory Path Dependency in Prohibitions against Insider Trading and Market Abuse; a project to review the legal theoretical and doctrinal foundations of insider trading prohibitions and information-based market abuse under UK law'

Pascual Cortés
'The politics of police militarisation in Chile' [provisional title]

Parashar Das
'International Law: A Language of Expertise' [provisional title]

Cüneyd Erbay
'Legal Pluralism and the Codification of the Late Ottoman Empire: A Re-imagination of Imperial Political Authority ‎and Legal Thought'

Sebastian Gazmuri Barker
'In search for tax progressiveness in developing countries' [provisional title]

Mireia Garcés de Marcilla Musté
'Body modifications, normality, and the law' [provisional title]

Deniz Gedik
'Calling the Ghost of Human Rights: The Right to Resistance to Oppression'

Raphael Girard
'Populism, Power, and Legitimacy: The Role of Judges in an Age of Distrust' [provisional title]

Priya S. Gupta
'Financial Capitalism and the Governance of Urban Space' [provisional title]

Michelle Hughes
'The Judicialization of Conflict and the Art of War'

Louise Damkjær Ibsen
'Regulatory challenges in the light of FinTech'

Carly A. Krakow
'The Role of International Law for Protecting the Human Rights of People Impacted by Environmental Crimes in Contexts of Statelessness, Displacement, and Armed Conflict' [provisional title]

Shingira Masanzu
'Understanding the factors that shape infrastructure deal-making by African governments and exploring human-rights based approaches to deal-making' [provisional]

Vittoria Mastrandrea
'Export Controls for Cultural Goods in the United Kingdom: A Critical Analysis' [provisional title]

Rachna Matabudul
'International tax policy and dispute resolution: lessons from the Law of the Sea'

Tanmay Misra
'Corruption and the "License Raj": An Alternative Inquiry' [provisional title]

Dimitris Moragiorgas
'Nonrandom Walks of Knowledge, Wide Epistemic Responsibility, and Criminal Blameworthiness' [provisional title]

Reem Moustafa
'The Culture of Impunity and the Regulatory Framework Protecting Cultural Property from Illicit Trafficking' [provisional title] 

Viknes Muthiah
'Constituting the Worker in International Law' [provisional title]

Nakul Nayak
'Technology and Constitutional Change' [provisional title]

Paul Newman
'The reporting of nisi prius cases: origins and effects'

Katherine Nolan
'The individual in EU data protection law'

Pedro Pereira de Morais Pacheco
'The uncertainty problem: how the limitations of human knowledge impact the adjudication of constitutional rights (and what should be done about it).' [provisional title]

Mattia Pinto
'Human Rights as Sources of Penality'

Leonardo Rivera Mendoza
'Resistance, Dignity and Purpose: Encountering ‘Self-Determination’ and ‘Development’ with a Garífuna Community in Honduras' [provisional title]

Bob Roth
'New Beginnings in European Constitutional Thought' [provisional title]

Valeria Ruiz
[title to be confirmed]

Roberto Russo
'The Legal Ramifications of Narrative Disclosures’ Language' [provisional title]

Morris Schonberg
'The Interplay between Objectives and Effects in Defining State Aid and Subsidies'

Shukri Shahizam
'The use of foreign law by Eastminster apex courts in public law adjudication' [provisional]

Alexandra Sinclair
'Automated decision-making by the state'

Spyros Syrrakos
'Data Protection Law and Proportionality in the Digital Era: A Re-Conceptualisation: Reasoning, Frictions and Operationalisation' [provisional title]

Mikolaj Szafrański
'International law and global waste governance: the making and discarding of smartphones'

John Taggart
'Examining the role of the intermediary in the criminal justice system'

Francesca Uberti
'Vaccine Opposition in the Information Age: A Study on Online Activism and DIY Citizenship'

Winluck Wahiu
Constitutional implementation and informal politics in Kenya and South Africa.

Fletch Williams
'Regulating Private Military Companies: Closing the Gaps in International Law' [provisional title]