The Constitution Society is delighted to announce the appointment of 10 new contributing writers. With expertise spanning a range of constitutional fields, the Society welcomes them and looks forward to bringing you their writing.
Kate is a Graduate Teaching Fellow and PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice. Her research focuses on emergency legislation, specifically the legislative scrutiny of emergency laws. She obtained her LLB from the University of Liverpool in 2017 and her LLM from the University of Cambridge in 2018. Kate is a non-practising barrister, having been called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Inner Temple in 2019. Prior to beginning her PhD she worked in legal practice for two years.
Tasneem is a first year PhD student at the UCL Faculty of Laws. Tasneem previously completed the Barrister Training Course while working part-time as a research assistant at the Constitution Unit. In 2021, she interned at the Institute for Government and at the UK in a Changing Europe. Tasneem holds an MA in History from King’s College London, and an LLB in Politics, Philosophy and Law.
Laura completed her MLitt in Legal and Constitutional Studies at the University of St Andrews which inspired her to begin working in Parliament to better understand and have first-hand experience of the British legislative body. At present, Laura is a parliamentary aide to a senior backbench Conservative MP and the Vice-Chair for LGBT+ Conservatives.
Elijah studied politics at Columbia University and the University of Cambridge (where his dissertation was on the House of Lords) and has worked as a law lecturer both in Germany and England, as well as working for the Harwood Institute in the US. Originally from California, Elijah also blogs about legal writing at legalstyle.co.uk and in his spare time enjoys fencing, science fiction, and wordplay.
Seán Patrick Griffin
Seán is a Scottish solicitor with experience practising in constitutional law and human rights. In 2019, he was appointed as Policy Adviser in the Leader of the Opposition’s Office to conduct a research project on reforming the UK constitution. He produced a report on reforming the state and currently works in the Governance and Legal Unit of the Labour Party. He has also written widely on constitutional reform and has been published in a number of books and journals on the subject.
David is currently a PhD student in History at Queen Mary University of London. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Constitution Society, and a Research Assistant at the Institute for Government.
Kelly is currently completing a PhD looking at constitutional conventions across the UK, New Zealand and Canada at the University of Auckland. Prior to this, she worked at various research organisations in the UK, including the Institute for Government and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, focusing primarily on devolution issues.
Colin has worked extensively with all levels of British government and public services, including being an advisor to two House of Commons Select Committees and appearing as an expert witness over two dozen times in both Houses of Parliament, the Scottish Parliament, and the Welsh Assembly. He has also advised more than a dozen other governments, from the USA to Japan.
Alys has researched and written about constitutional issues for many years, particularly on the devolution settlement in Wales. From 2003 to 2019 she worked for National Assembly for Wales’ Research Service in the Constitution Team.
Stuart is an Associate Professor at the University of Leeds where he teaches constitutional law and international human rights law. Prior to joining the faculty in Leeds, he worked as a Lecturer and Director of Studies at Homerton College, Cambridge and as an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge lecturing on civil liberties and human rights. Dr Wallace has also held posts at the European Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Court prior to entering academia