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Christopher Sargeant

Assistant Professor in Property Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Christopher is an Assistant Professor in Property Law at the University of Nottingham. He holds/has held teaching responsibilities on their Land Law, Trusts Law, Understanding Law and Outer Space Law courses and is the Coach of the University team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He is also a Director of the School of Law Study Abroad Programme, its Deputy Director of Undergraduate Assessment, and its Careers Liaison Officer, having previously been its Deputy Senior Tutor. In addition, he is a member of the University Global Engagement Committee, has twice been nominated for an SU Oscar, and has recently completed a PGCHE to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Christopher is also currently finalising a PhD at the University of Cambridge concerning how to best assess the effectiveness of a complex accountability regime via an analysis of that regime which holds prison staff to account after a death in prison custody in England and Wales. He is supervised by Professors Mark Elliott and Nicola Padfield and is supported by a scholarship from the AHRC.

Prior to commencing his PhD, Christopher achieved a first class LLM from the University of Cambridge and won the Hugh Bevan Prize for gaining the highest mark on the LLM that year at Wolfson College. He also finished second in the world in the International Air and Space Moot Court Competition 2012. In 2011, Christopher completed an LLB in Law with Australian Law at the University of Nottingham (with an exchange year at the University of Queensland). He achieved an upper second class grade in English law and a distinction (equivalent to a first class performance) in Australian law. He won prizes in Constitutional Law in 2009 and in Evidence in 2011 and academic commendations in 2009 and 2010, and was the President of the University Bar Society in 2011 when it was rated the best of its kind by the Bar Council.

Finally, Christopher has previously completed a short course in International Human Rights Law at Florida State University (via an IBA scholarship), the Teaching Associates Programme (TAP) run by the University of Cambridge and the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector course (PtLLs).

Teaching Summary

Christopher is an Assistant Professor in Property Law at the University of Nottingham He holds/has held teaching responsibilities on their Land Law, Trusts Law, Understanding Law, and Outer Space Law… read more

Selected Publications

  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT and DANIEL CLARRY, 2016. Judicial Panel Selection in the UK Supreme Court: Bigger Bench, More Authority? UK Supreme Court Yearbook. 6, 1-7
  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT, 2015. Factortame Revisited and the Constitution Reimagined: The UK Supreme Court Takes Its First Ride on the HS2 Rail-Line UK Supreme Court Yearbook. 5, 157-175
  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT, 2015. Human Rights Law UK Supreme Court Yearbook. 6, 393-403
  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT, 2014. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back - The Cautionary Tale of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 Seoul National University Public Interest and Human Rights Law Review. 14(1), 141-176

Christopher is an Assistant Professor in Property Law at the University of Nottingham He holds/has held teaching responsibilities on their Land Law, Trusts Law, Understanding Law, and Outer Space Law modules and he is the Coach of the University team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He has previously taught Criminal Law at the University of Cambridge and has also designed, taught and assessed a 10 day Summer School covering 10 different legal topics (including fields such as Constitutional Law, Tort Law, EU Law and Human Rights Law) for groups of sixth form students from around the world who are considering studying Law at University.

In order to ensure that his teaching activities are of the highest possible standard, Christopher has recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has previously completed the Teaching Associates Programme run by the University of Cambridge, and the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector course (PtLLs), achieving Level 4 (QCF) standard.

  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT and DANIEL CLARRY, 2016. Judicial Panel Selection in the UK Supreme Court: Bigger Bench, More Authority? UK Supreme Court Yearbook. 6, 1-7
  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT, 2015. Factortame Revisited and the Constitution Reimagined: The UK Supreme Court Takes Its First Ride on the HS2 Rail-Line UK Supreme Court Yearbook. 5, 157-175
  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT, 2015. Human Rights Law UK Supreme Court Yearbook. 6, 393-403
  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT, 2014. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back - The Cautionary Tale of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 Seoul National University Public Interest and Human Rights Law Review. 14(1), 141-176
  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT, 2014. Two Steps Backward, One Step Forward - The Cautionary Tale of Bank Mellat (No 1) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law. 3(1), 111-123
  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT and TATYANA EATWELL, 2013. Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law. 2(1), 86-95
  • CHRISTOPHER SARGEANT, 2012. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back - The Cautionary Tale of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 UK Law Students Review. 1(1), 1-20

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