Family law with particular emphasis on the law relating to children, and to issues of children's rights; and medicine, ethics and the law, with a particular focus on medically assisted reproduction
About this Fellow
I began my career in Cambridge (where I was a research fellow at Jesus College) before moving to St Andrews, where I taught from 1977 to 1991, except for a visiting professorship at University of Minnesota in 1987-8; while there I also taught at Carleton College, Minnesota. I was Professor of Classics at Royal Holloway from 1991, before coming to UCL to take up the Chair of Greek in 2003. My research interests include Greek lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, oratory, rhetoric and law.
- Emeritus Professor of Greek, University College London
- Professor of Greek, Department of Greek and Latin, UCL, 1970
- Emeritus Professor of Greek, Department of Greek and Latin, UCL, 1970
- President, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1970
Commercial and corporate law, with special emphasis on commercial equity
The historical development of the civil law and its influence on the common law; the reappraisal of modern private law through the use of comparative and historical methods
Legal & political theory, both historical & modern, including theories of human rights, the rule of law, property, historic injustice, cosmopolitanism, democracy & unconditional structure, as well as torture & other security issues.