Our expert staff
You’ll be taught by international experts in the field, teaching specialised modules which will develop your skills in research, litigation and negotiating. Our internationally diverse community of staff and students gives us a breadth of cross-cultural perspectives and insights into law and justice around the world.
Dr Onyeka Osuji previously practised in corporate and commercial law before a career change into academia. He is currently a Reader in Law and his research interests lie within Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Consumer Protection, Development and Corporate Regulation. Dr Osuji is also qualified as a barrister and solicitor of Nigeria and a (non-practising) solicitor of England and Wales and has advised individuals, corporations, and national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Professor Christopher Willett has taught, researched, published and advised in the areas of UK, EU and global consumer and contract law; commercial law; sales law; food law; digital content law; services of general interest; financial law; and unfair terms and practices law for 30 years. He also regularly conducts studies and research reports and advise on law reform for the UK government, the EU and other bodies.
Dr Stephen Turner is a Senior Lecturer in Essex Law School and has research interests in international environmental law, climate change, global environmental governance and corporate responsibility.
Dr Anil Yilmaz Vastardis is a Lecturer in Essex Law School. Her main research interests lie within international investment law and business and human rights.
Dr Tara Van Ho is a Lecturer in Essex Law School. She is one of the leaders of our Essex Business and Human Rights Project, through which she advises states, intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, and businesses on issues of business, investment, and human rights. Her main research interests are business and human rights, investment law and human rights, economic, social and cultural rights, and transitional justice.
Dr Marios Koutsias is a qualified lawyer and member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association, Greece. He is also a lecturer in Essex Law School, specialising in EU Commercial Law. His main research interests lie within Company Law; Corporate Governance; Comparative Company Law; European Union Law and Privacy and Data Protection.