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Institute of Law Jersey

Claire de Than
Claire de Than, LLB, LLM was provisionally senior lecturer in law at City Law School in London, where she was Director of Student Experience and a member of various committees including Senate and Academic Governance,she is now Deputy Director at Institute of Law Jersey.  A graduate of Queen Mary, University of London, she is the author or co-author of more than 15 books, including the new student text de Than and Heaton, Criminal Law (OUP, 2010, new edition 2013). She has advised several governments on human rights issues.  Claire leads study weekends for LLB students in Criminal Law, Common Law Reasoning and Institutions, and Land Law.

David Marrani
David Marrani, Ph.D, MA, Master, Master, Maîtrise, Licence, LAP studied law, philosophy and psychoanalysis in France and at Essex. His last post before becoming Director of Studies at the Institute was as Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex, where he directed the double degree in French and English laws (Essex/Paris Ouest Nanterre la Defense, Lyon 3, Toulouse1) which is a qualifying law degree (QLD) in France, England and Wales. His research relates to the intersections between law, philosophy and psychoanalysis. He has published Rituel(s) de Justice (EME, 2011) and his latest book, Dynamics in the French Constitution has just been released by Routledge. He is currently the Director and Director of Studies of the Institute.

Phil Palmer
Phil Palmer LLB, MA started his career in the Royal Navy then served as a police officer in the Hampshire Constabulary, becoming Head of Public Protection at the National Centre for Policing. He is currently Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice at the University of Southampton where he teaches criminal and researches into policing and counter-terrorism. Phil leads study weekends in Torts, Criminal Law and Common Law Reasoning and Institutions.

Colin Munro
Colin Munro LLB, BA is Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law and a former dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Edinburgh. His academic career took him to posts at the universities of Birmingham, Durham, Essex and Manchester, before he returned to his native Scotland to teach and research at Edinburgh. His principal areas of interests are in constitutional and administrative law, human rights, media law, and aspects of criminal justice and legal philosophy. Colin leads study weekends for LLB students in Public Law.

Eloise Ellis
Eloise Ellis LLB is a lecturer in law at the University of East Anglia where she teaches Public Law and European Union Law. She has previously taught at King’s College London and Queen Mary, University of London. After graduating from King’s College London, Eloise spent several years working as a political adviser and policy/campaigns manager for a range of organisations from the Country Landowner’s Association to the London Chamber of Commerce. Eloise then spent a couple of years at a Government Department, where her roles included working for a Minister, following which she returned to academia.  Eloise leads some of the study weekends for LLB students in Public Law.

Scott Atkins
Scott Atkins LLB, solicitor (non-practising) is a graduate of the University of Birmingham. He taught at The College of Law in Birmingham for several years, training future solicitors. Since 2007, he has been a senior lecturer at the University of Derby, where he teaches contract law and trusts. Scott leads the study weekends for LLB students in Contract Law and Trusts.

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