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Graham Ferris

Graham Ferris

External Supervisor

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff


Graham currently teaches Critical Legal Thinking on the undergraduate programme. Graham currently supervises one PhD student who is working on a comparative law project.

Current projects

The Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative

Career overview

Graham retired as an Associate Professor at NTU in 2020 but has continued to supervise PhD students and now teaches Critical Legal thinking on the undergraduate programme. He continues to be research active.

Research areas

Graham undertakes research in the:

  • Centre for Legal Education
  • Centre for Business and Insolvency Law

Graham has published, and given papers, extensively in the fields of:

  • property law
  • legal education.

He has also published, or given papers, in the fields of:

  • legal history
  • law and development
  • legal theory
  • legal ethics.

External activity

Graham shares with his co-author Professor Graham Battersby the dubious distinction of being eponymous in the property law field following their work on overreaching.

Graham has acted as external examiner to several universities, and as an external reviewer or proposals for the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. He has acted as a peer reviewer of articles for many academic journals.

Graham has been invited to comment personally in the past by the Law Commission and Lucy Theis QC and Miriam Shalom in connection with litigation they were conducting in the House of Lords.

Sponsors and collaborators

Graham has co-authored articles or co-presented papers with:

  • Graham Battersby (University of Sheffield)
  • Catherine Williams (University of Sheffield)
  • Rebecca Huxley-Binns (Nottingham Law School)
  • Nicholas Johnson (Nottingham Law School)
  • Andrea Nicholson (Nottingham Law School)
  • Mohd Hwaithi (University of Dundee).

Graham received a British Academy Small Grant (£5,000) to support a piece of research on the Judges' Note Books.

Press expertise

Graham can offer comment on globalisation; legal education; legal ethics; property law.