Course Director for LLM International Human Rights / LLM International Law
Dr Amna Nazir is an interdisciplinary academic with research expertise in international human rights law and Islamic theology. She is co-Director of the School’s flagship LLM in International Human Rights and International Law and Associate Director of the Centre for Human Rights.
Dr Iyan Offor is a Lecturer in Law conducting interdisciplinary, theoretical research focusing on global animal law, environmental justice, intersectionality, posthumanism and law in the Anthropocene.
Lecturer in Law, Associate Course Director
Tina Parmar is an experienced Law teacher from the FE sector. She holds a LLB Law degree and is currently working towards her fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Senior Lecturer in Law / Course Director for LLB Law with Criminology
Dr Tara Lai Quinlan is an empirical socio-legal researcher and teacher whose research focuses on criminal law, policing, terrorism and diversity and inclusion.
Associate Professor and Director: Centre for American Legal Studies
Dr Anne Richardson Oakes is an Associate Professor in American Legal Studies in Birmingham City University's School of Law. She currently teaches US Constitutional Law, Public Law, and Equity and Trusts.
Throughout her career, Sheikh Sela has worked with students of all abilities across various clinical and health related programmes, and currently teaches on the LLB and LPC courses at Birmingham City University’s School of Law.
Lecturer in Law
Laura Smillie is a Lecturer in Law, at Birmingham City University. She teaches on Tort Law, Medical Law and Integrated Research Project on the LLB. Laura also teaches Law of Obligations, and Independent Research Project on the PGDL.
Deputy Head of the School of Law (Academic Programme Development)
Sonya Smith is Deputy Head of the School of Law (Academic Programme Development) at Birmingham City University. Prior to joining the University Sonya was previously a solicitor dealing first of all with family law matters, then moving into employers’ liability and personal injury claims.
Dr Rebecca Smyth is a Lecturer in Law, specialising in international human rights law. She focuses on women’s and LGBTQ* rights, and the (sometimes productive) tensions arising from historically oppressed groups engaging with the language and mechanisms of human rights.
Senior Lecturer, LLM Legal Practice Course Director
Janet Spence joined Birmingham City University in March 2017 as a Senior Lecturer. She is currently the course director of the LLM Legal Practice degree.