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Ms. Sarah Willis

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Department: Law

General information

  • BA (Hons) Law
  • LLM in European Legal Studies (Distinction)
  • Module Leader

After graduating from Kent University, Sarah spent a "gap" year away from academic life. During this time, she worked partly as a volunteer at Stockton on Tees Law Centre, at times representing clients with families involved in the Cleveland Child Abuse cases and attending the Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry, and partly for the Ministry of Defence at an USAFE base in Cambridgeshire. Sarah returned to studying, and after completing her LLM at Exeter University, specialising in European Law, she was offered a tutorship there, with her chosen area of UK constitutional law. Sarah worked at Exeter in the Law Faculty until 1995, lecturing, tutoring and supervising dissertations for both undergraduates and postgraduates. In September 1995, she followed her subject areas and an offer of teaching human rights law to the University of Northampton. Since being at Northampton, Sarah has expanded her teaching and research interests further into human rights law and substantive EC Law. Her interests in all things European have also led her over the years to be involved in taking various student trips to institutions of the EU and Council of Europe.

 

Teaching

Undergraduate:

  • Introduction to UK/EU Constitutional Law
  • Law of the European Institutions
  • Public Law
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Law, Governance and Ethics for Journalists
  • European Law
  • European and International Human Rights
  • Dissertation supervision

Postgraduate:

  • EU Law
  • European and International Human Rights

Research

  • Public order
  • The relationship between EU law and the ECHR
  • Monitoring human rights compliance at an EU and UK level

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