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Amy Laws

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Lecturer in Law

I graduated with a first-class LLB from the University of Sunderland in 2015, before completing an LLM in Criminal Law and Procedure, in which I was awarded a Distinction.

I have been teaching at the University since 2015. I am currently undertaking a PhD in counter-terrorism law.

Teaching and supervision

I have experience teaching on a wide-range of subjects on numerous courses including the LLB.

I am currently the module leader for:

  • Practical Contract Law (LAW172)
  • Public Law and the Law of the European Union (LAW174)
  • Practical Tort Law (LAW271)
  • Counter-Terrorism Law (LAW372)

I also supervise a number of dissertations and research projects on the LLB and the LLM, mainly relating to counter-terrorism law, but also including constitutional law and human rights. I am the Programme Leader for the LLM (Sunderland Online).

Research interests for potential research students

I am able to supervise projects relating to my teaching as well as my own research. This includes counter-terrorism, constitutional law and human rights.


I am currently enrolled on a PhD at the University of Sunderland. My research focuses on the UK's counter-terrorism response, particularly in relation to current issues centred around radicalisation and PREVENT.
  • Counter-terrorism law

Last updated 28 February 2024