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Dr Kate Shaw
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Dr Kate Shaw

Senior Lecturer

Leeds Law School

0113 81 29089

About Dr Kate Shaw

Dr Kate Shaw PhD (Brunel), LLM (Leicester), LLB (Exeter) is a senior law lecturer and fellow of the Higher Education Academy at Leeds law school. She is a committed and enthusiastic teacher involved in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of EU law, competition law, public law and family law.  Her interest in student learning and well-being in her teaching has given her the opportunity to embrace new teaching methods such as the use of images, diagrams and pictures in lectures and seminars to help enthuse students in the areas she teaches.

Dr Kate Shaw is the author of a monograph entitled ‘The Court of Justice of the European Union Subsidiarity and Proportionality.’ She has a keen interest in the legal reasoning of judges in different legal contexts. This research feeds into all her teaching.

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 was involved in the preparation of domestic legislation implementing European law. 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
    • Competition 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 and which has been published in a monograph. This research feeds into all her undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at Leeds Law School. She also presented her research at a conference at York University and it appeared in a peer-reviewed on-line journal, the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.

Selected Publications

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