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Southampton Law School Welcomes New Staff

Published: 28 September 2023
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We are pleased to welcome the following colleagues joining us this academic year:

  • Professor Iris Benohr
  • Dr Hannah Stones
  • Dr Omar Madloom
  • Dr Joe Atkinson
  • Dr Louise du Toit
  • Dr Evan Rosevear
  • Dr Jonathan Turner
  • Dr Herbert Patrick Wells

Professor Iris Benohr joins us as Professor of Commercial Law and the Director of Internationalisation.

Professor Benohr’s main research interests lie in international, European and comparative law, in particular commercial and consumer law, financial market regulation, human rights, climate change and dispute resolution, competition law and sustainable development. She published widely in these fields and has worked as a legal expert for related projects commissioned by the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Caribbean Community.

Dr Hannah Stones joins us as Lecturer in Maritime Law.

Dr Stones specialises in law for remote-controlled and autonomous ships, using maritime law, technology law and legal theory. Hannah’s research primarily focuses on liability rules, and the application of economic theory to maritime law and emerging technology. Hannah has responded to recent calls for evidence on the future of maritime law and autonomous technology. Hannah has taught a range of subjects relating to her research interests including International Commercial Sales, Tort Law, Contract Law, Legal Theory, and Cybercrime.

Dr Joe Atkinson joins us as Lecturer in Employment Law.

Joe’s main area of research is employment law, with a focus on theoretically and philosophically-informed approaches to the field and the intersection of employment law and human rights. His work has been published in the Modern Law Review, European Labour Law Journal and the Industrial Law Journal, amongst others. Current research projects include work on employment status and human rights, territorial dimensions of employment law rulemaking, and how ‘algorithmic management’ practices can be regulated so as to ensure respect for workers’ rights.

Dr Omar Madloom joins us as Associate Professor and Law Clinic Director.

Dr Omar Madhloom’s main area of research is clinical legal education, with a particular focus on the application of normative ethics to legal education and training. Current research projects include exploring the philosophical foundations of clinical legal education and developing a theoretical model to address implicit bias in the legal profession.

Omar has established three successful university law clinics and is a trustee of Lawyers Against Poverty and CLEO (Clinical Legal Education Organisation). In 2022, Omar was appointed a member of the QAA’s Advisory Group for the Subject Benchmark Statement for Law. In August 2023, he was appointed as a member of the Law Society of England and Wales’ Education and Training Committee and the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

Dr Louise du Toit joins us as Lecturer in Law.

Louise holds an LLM in Environmental Law and a PhD in Public Law, with her research focusing on strengthening environmental law and governance in response to current earth system challenges, including climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, and plastics.

Dr du Toit has been admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa and is a Visiting Fellow at the Lincoln Centre for Ecological Justice at the University of Lincoln.

Dr Evan Rosevear joins us as Lecturer in Public Law.

Dr Rosevear’s research lies at the intersection of comparative law and comparative politics with a focus on national constitutions and domestic legal systems. It is guided by a desire to understand how courts, rights, and constitutions operate, how they interact with other state and non-state actors, and whether and when they are capable of fostering social and political change.

Current projects include a comparative examination of the interaction of legal reasoning and politics in the adjudication of constitutionalized social rights and the use executive discretion in instances of executive aggrandizement.

Dr Rosevear is also a Research Associate with the Toronto Initiative for Economic and Social Rights (TIESR).

Dr Jonathan Turner joins us as Lecturer in Law.

Dr Turner’s work lies in moral, political, and legal philosophy, including the philosophical foundations of doctrinal law. He is particularly interested in the nature and methodology of normative theories; the relationship between the moral and the political, and its application to questions about the normative foundations of public, private, and criminal law; and the connections between democracy, authority, justice, and legitimacy. In criminal law he is working on the idea of dishonesty in theft and related offences.

Dr Herbert Patrick Wells joins us as Lecturer in Law.

Dr Wells holds a Bachelor’s degree in literature and history, a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.), Master of Science in International Relations and, Master of Science in Sociology from the University of the West Indies, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Trade Law. Dr Wells is admitted to the Bar in Ontario and Jamaica. He has published articles in both The West Indian Law Journal and the Caribbean Law Review.

Dr Wells’ areas of research interest span international human rights law; gender, sexuality and the law; transformative and comparative constitutionalism; and equality studies. His current work includes the development of a monograph on free speech and privacy law, and the examination of gender and sexuality legal issues in a Caribbean context.

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