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Dr Kate Shaw


Dr Kate Shaw
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Dr Kate Shaw

Senior Lecturer

Leeds Law School

0113 81 29089 K.Shaw@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Kate Shaw

As a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett, Kate specialises in European Union and public law, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. The subjects she teaches include European Union law, public law and family law. Kate regularly reviews EU law textbooks for various publishers, most recently Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Routledge and Pearson.

Before joining Leeds Beckett University, Kate worked as a Legal Officer in HM Attorney General’s Chambers, Douglas, Isle of Man for six years. She gave legal advice to the departments and statutory boards of the Isle of Man Government and, in particular, advice on the island’s European legal obligations. During her time on the Isle of Man, Kate also researched relevant legal issues surrounding World Trade Organisation law, European law, the Schengen Agreement and the Human Rights Act. She was also the legal contact in the Attorney General’s Chambers for religious matters and worked with the church’s legal team on drafting church subordinate legislation in the Isle of Man.

Current Teaching

  • LLB:
    • EU law
    • Public Law
    • Family Law
    • Dissertations
  • LLM:
    • Internal Market Law
    • Competition/Antitrust Law

Research Interests

Kate's recent research focused on the legal reasoning of judges, particularly those based in the Court of Justice of the European Union. This research feed into all her undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of EU law at Leeds Law School. She also presented it at a conference at York University and it appeared in a peer-reviewed on-line journal, the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.

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