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At Goldsmiths you will have unique access to influential legal thinkers who have undertaken high-level legal and policy work in government departments, international courts, prestigious research centres, boutique law firms and some of the top NGOs and human rights organisations in the UK.
Here are just some of the highly experienced academics teaching Law at Goldsmiths:
Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos
Dimitrios holds the Inaugural Chair in Law at Goldsmiths. He is a Master of the Bench (Academic) at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As a researcher, Dimitrios has internationally-leading expertise in how human rights norms on criminal justice are applied in national jurisdictions across different legal cultures.
Dr Fatima Ahdash
Fatima is a Lecturer in Law. Before joining Goldsmiths, Fatima taught family law, international human rights law, legal writing and research skills at the London School of Economics (LSE). She has undertaken her doctoral research at the LSE and was awarded the prestigious Modern Law Review Scholarship for 2019-2020.
Dr Virginie Barral
Dr Virginie Barral holds a PhD from the European University Institute (Florence) and postgraduate degrees from University College London and Université Paris 2 Panthéon Assas. She has been an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research at Hertfordshire Law School. She has taught at Université Paris 5. She worked for the French Commission for Sustainable Development and as a legal expert at Eversheds LLP.
Dr Dagmar Myslinska
Dagmar is Lecturer in Law. Dagmar holds degrees from the LSE (PhD), Columbia University School of Law (Juris Doctor), and Yale University (BA), and has significant experience teaching in US Law School programmes, including at Columbia, Fordham University and State University of New York. Her qualitative research centres on the intersection of law, migration and equality.
Goldsmiths Law students work closely with eminent legal thinkers, barristers and politicians, including:
- Former Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC
- Director of Liberty, Martha Spurrier
- First Black Gresham Professor of Law, Leslie Thomas QC
- First chairwoman of the UK Bar Human Rights Committee, Kirsty Brimelow QC
- The barrister who prosecuted notorious cases of crimes against humanity and genocide at the Hague, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC
Read about all the academic staff in the department.