Rebecca has a LLB Law (Hons) degree from the University of Lincoln. After she graduated in 2018, she then went on to achieve a LLM in International Law and Global Justice at the University of Sheffield. Whilst she was studying for her LLM, she successfully applied to the Economic and Social Research Council's Doctoral Programme at the University of Nottingham which included a one year MA in Social Science Research (Socio-Legal Studies) before moving on to a fully funded three year PhD course at the School of Law. She is now in her second year of her PhD. In the past year, she has assisted on research projects ranging from disaster law to military justice.
Rebecca is a graduate teaching assistant on the Foundations of Tort module.
My thesis explores the use of remote and autonomous weapons under International Humanitarian Law (IHL). It is a socio-legal analysis that combines traditional doctrinal analysis with semi-structured… read more
My thesis explores the use of remote and autonomous weapons under International Humanitarian Law (IHL). It is a socio-legal analysis that combines traditional doctrinal analysis with semi-structured elite interviews of US Air Force Personnel and industry experts in BAE Systems. As well as concluding whether current IHL can deal with the new face of warfare, the research is carving out a unique space in which academic debate is combined with first-hand military and industry perspectives.
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