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I joined the Law School as a Teaching Fellow in Human Rights Law in 2019. I have teaching experience across the undergraduate LLB curriculum and at postgraduate level, broadly in (but sometimes veering beyond) the areas of Human Rights Law, Public Law and Legal Theory. I co-ordinate the Law & Society and Law Work Placement modules on the LLB and the Human Rights Protection in the UK module on the LLM.
My research interests lie in the field of constitutional and human rights law. My core research focuses on the 'third way' model of human rights protection and the way in which this model operates in the Scottish context. In particular, I am interested in the appropriate relationship between (and beyond) the different branches of government in the vindication of human rights, to ensure that rights are protected in a manner that pays sufficient respect to democratic decision-making. Beyond this, I am interested in the protection of economic and social rights, comparative human rights law and critical approaches to human rights theory.
In addition to teaching and research, I am the Lead for Year 1 students and have recently taken on the role of Deputy Director for Teaching & Learning. As Year 1 Lead, I organise and co-ordinate the School's Welcome and Development Week events and provide wellbeing support for students. As Deputy Director for Teaching & Learning, I provide support for the Director and am currently drafting a School policy on the appointment and management of external examiners. Previously, I have worked on the Law School's LLB Curriculum Review Working Group, which led a comprehensive review into the Law School's teaching. The Working Group's recommendations are currently being implemented.
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Doctor of Laws, Defending the Scotland Act 1998 as a 'third way' Bill of Rights, University Of Strathclyde
Sept 2016 → Jul 2022
Award Date: 28 Jul 2022
Master of Laws, LLM in Human Rights Law, University Of Strathclyde
Sept 2015 → 26 Jun 2017
Award Date: 26 Jun 2017
Bachelor of Laws, LLB in Scots Law, University Of Strathclyde
Sept 2011 → 3 Jul 2015
Award Date: 3 Jul 2015
- Constitutional Law
- Human Rights
- dialogue theory
- Scotland Act 1998
- Constitutional theory
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Accountability and the Implementation of Self-Directed Support: Complaints, redress, and human rights principles in practice
16/09/19 → 29/10/21
22/10/18 → 31/01/19
Project: Research - Studentship Case
Accountability and the implementation of self-directed support: complaints, redress and human rights principlesGittens, C., Gallagher, C., Harper, S., Walavalkar, S., Okungbowa, I. J., Walker, J., Jack, D. & Webster, E., 4 Sept 2021, Glasgow. 44 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile23 Downloads (Pure)
Jack, D. & McCorkindale, C., 12 Jun 2020, Edinburgh. 9 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile36 Downloads (Pure)
10 May 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
‘Accountability and the Implementation of Self-Directed Support: Complaints, redress, and human rights principles in practice’
Douglas Jack (Speaker)6 Oct 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk