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Rajnaara Akhtar

Rajnaara Akhtar
PhD Awarded 2013

Nationality: British

Why Warwick?

The School of Law at the University of Warwick applies law in context and this is apparent from the range of modules students can study and the approach to teaching and research. My research interest was the very current issue of legal pluralism, British Muslims and informal dispute resolution. Warwick was the ideal place for this as it required a contextual analysis and approach to the pertinent issues, as well as support from academics who understood the law in context as well as its theoretical paradigms.

Best Bits!

Warwick has a real international presence and during my PhD, I was able to participate in a number of international conferences including one at Warwick's Venice teaching campus in Italy. The conference organised by the University of Warwick in conjunction with the University of Copenhagen, drew over 80 legal scholars from around the world. It was a superb venue for the event, and a great opportunity to learn from leading scholars, while taking in the sites of the beautiful city on a boat tour!

Where are they now?

Since completing my PhD, I have been tutoring at Warwick Law School and I am also the Coordinator for Global Research Priorities in International Development. This allows me to remain within the academic environment, participate in conferences and also write papers while I consider applying for permanent research and lecturing positions.