Dr Victoria Hamlyn, Senior Lecturer

Dr Victoria Hamlyn

Senior Lecturer

Victoria joined Leeds Law School in June 2019 and is a graduate of the Universities of Plymouth (LLB, PhD, PGCAP) and Exeter (LLM).

Victoria is a dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced Senior Lecturer in Law and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her passion for student learning and wider HE experience has been developed primarily through engaging with students at all levels of study, from Foundation Level through to Ph.D supervision, as well as leading a number of undergraduate law programmes to success in recent years.

Victoria joined Leeds Law School as a Senior Lecturer in Law in June 2019. Prior to this she was a Lecturer in Law and the Programme Leader for the Undergraduate Law Programmes at the University of Plymouth (2012-2019), and beforehand an Associate Lecturer in Law at the University of Plymouth (2008-2012).

She is a graduate of the Universities of Plymouth (LLB, PhD, PGCAP) and Exeter (LLM). She has considerable experience of programme leadership, the implementation of HE and institutional policy and procedure, and has previously chaired academic integrity boards and served on a number of Law School working groups and committees, primarily centred around ethical approval, curriculum development and improving student experience. Victoria has also co-ordinated a successful Law Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (2009-2016).

Victoria is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and the Association of Law Teachers.

Current Teaching

LLB programmes:

  • Contract Law (Module Lead)


  • Contract Law (Module Lead)

During her academic career Victoria has taught on the following modules:

  • Land Law (Module Lead UG and GDL)
  • Equity and Trusts (Module Lead UG and GDL)
  • Contract Law, English Legal System and Skills
  • Business Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Law, Policy and Economics of Marine Renewable Energy (PG).

Research Interests

Victoria's Ph.D and subsequent research focuses on the laws governing the development of offshore renewable energy. This research field encompasses international law of the sea, international climate change agreements, environmental law and policy, property law, national marine regulation and more general marine law. Her research concerns the historical development of these laws in England and Wales through to the present day, examines the level of synthesis and symbiosis between these governing laws, and how conflicts and policy and regulatory limitations may be transformed to achieve sustainable offshore energy development.

Victoria also has interests in legal pedagogy, in particular Peer Assisted Learning Schemes, Personal Tutoring and Personal Development Planning, and how these strategies in these areas can and should positively impact upon HE student experiences and wellbeing.

Dr Victoria Hamlyn, Senior Lecturer

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