Michael graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Law in 2018, obtaining an average of 79.8% and winning the ‘Harriet Jackson Award’ for an excellent academic profile. His dissertation looked at House of Lords reform, which engaged with issues of Human Rights, concepts of Sovereignty, and Parliamentary dialogue. He went on to complete my LLM in International Human Rights in which he received a distinction, and which led to him being awarded the Executive Dean's Prize for Postgraduate Achievement. Michael also gave the closing address at the Symphony Hall during his graduation.
His experience includes undertaking staff/student research projects and earning teaching experience as a visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University. He also conducted an impact study on BCU’s British Journal for American Legal Studies, which will help inform the BCU Law School’s REF2021 submission. His PhD will engage with the UN's Universal Periodic Review, and ask the question of how this mechanism can be more effectively utilised to improve human rights in the United Kingdom. Post-PhD, Michael has aspirations to achieve a full-time academic position and continue to focus his research on enhancing a culture of human rights within the UK.