Project Team

Mara – the Nepal/constitutional law specialist

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mara is a comparative constitutional lawyer and socio-legal scholar with a linguistically-informed specialism in South Asian law and politics (in particular Nepal, India, and Pakistan), human rights law, gender and law, legal history, and law and film. She is a non-practicing barrister in England and Wales, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker.

She has a long-term academic and professional engagement in Nepal, and an extensive network of legal professionals and civil society organisations. She works as an expert for ROLE UK on training events for emerging legal practitioners on socio-economic rights in Nepal. These are organised by iProBono and LAPSOJ in Kathmandu.

 

Emily – the legal design specialist

Senior Lecturer at The City Law School, City, University of London

Emily’s working life has always been dedicated to increasing access to information; initially following an information science route and becoming a law librarian, before creating the award-winning Lawbore resource for law students. Lawbore began in 2002 and is still going strong today, with many different zones to the site: Future Lawyer, Learnmore, Mooting HQ and City Hub.

Specialising in the teaching of legal skills and the use of technology she switched to academia, and her research in recent years has focused on the field of legal design and how we can use design to increase understanding of the law, whether for citizens, clients or our students. Emily launched TL;DR: the less textual legal gallery in late 2019 to help legal educators understand the ways in which legal design can make a difference. Emily has worked with a range of organisations on legal design: charities, law firms and advice organisations, as well as running regular design sprints for law students.

 

Sabrina – the reproductive rights/medical law specialist

Senior Lecturer at The City Law School, City, University of London

Sabrina’s research interests lie in the many connections between law and public policy. More particularly, Dr Germain is interested in the interaction between the public and private sector and the influence of private entities on the law-making process.

Dr Germain's monograph "Justice and Profit in Health Care Law" (Hart, 2019) is a comparative study that puts forward the influence of justice principles and for-profit actors (the medical profession, employers and insurers) on the development of laws to allocate health care resources in western welfare states.

At City, Dr Germain convenes the medical law and bioethics module and teaches tort law. In 2019, Oxford University Press awarded her the Law Teacher of the Year Prize.