Meet the team – Amy

Hi, I’m Amy.

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I’m currently in the final year of my PhD. My research focuses on the relationship between international investment law and international human rights law (particularly the right to food and food security) in the Sino-African context. My research interests include: public international law, international economic law and the incorporation of human rights in commercial settings, such as corporate social responsibility.

I am also an Associate Lecturer and teach on the module: ‘International Law and Institutions’. Before starting my PhD, I studied for my undergraduate degree at UWE before moving to the University of Birmingham for my LLM. After that, I took a break from studying and worked as a human rights analyst for a risk assessment company and a human rights researcher for the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (a London-based non-governmental organisation). I returned to academia as a trade and human rights researcher briefly, before embarking on my PhD here at UWE!

The key skills I hope I can help you include:

  • Using legal databases for international law sources
  • Essay structure
  • Presentation skills
  • Critical analysis
  • Referencing

I hope that you enjoy your LLM at UWE. In addition to Henry and Coralie, I am here to help develop your academic skills. We will be running workshops throughout the term, as well as, one-to-one sessions, so stay tuned.

If you have any further questions you can contact me via email: Amy.Man@live.uwe.ac.uk

Meet the Team – Henry

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My name is Henry Hillman (I’m the one on the right) I am a PhD Candidate at UWE Bristol and Associate Lecturer at UWE Bristol. I have been at UWE for longer than I care to remember, I completed my LLB and LLM at the University I teach in Commercial Law, Business Law, and International Banking and Finance Law. My research interests are banking regulation, bank sanctions, virtual currencies and money laundering. My PhD research concerns the vulnerability of virtual worlds to money laundering abuse, and I am undertaking case studies of the UK, US and Australia.

I have published work in a variety of forms, I worked on C. Chambers Jones and H. Hillman, Financial Crime and Gambling in a Virtual World: A New Frontier in Cybercrime (Edward Elgar, 2014) and contributed to N. Ryder, U. Turksen and S. Hassler, Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis (Routledge, 2014). I have also published a number of journal articles.

The key skills I hope I can help you with include;

Using the library

Structuring essays

Presentation skills

Critical analysis

Using MS word

Referencing

I hope that, along with Amy and Coralie, we can help you improve your academic skills, enabling you to excel in your LLM. We will be running workshops addressing pertinent issues to LLM students, as well as being available to meet to discuss issues one-to-one. I am also available to answer queries via email, my address is Henry3.Hillman@uwe.ac.uk

I look forward to meeting many of you over the course of your LLM.

Henry