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Dr Ruth Brittle

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff


Ruth joined Nottingham Law School as a lecturer in September 2019. She teaches Law of Evidence (LLB, FT and DL), Immigration and Asylum Law (LLB) and Applied Legal Knowledge (Civil Litigation)(LLB). Ruth supervises independent research projects with a particular interest in topics related to international human rights, immigration and asylum law and legal practice. Ruth is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Centre for Rights and Justice.

Career overview

Ruth was a practising Solicitor for 13 years specialising in claims arising from historic child abuse in local authority children's homes and child protection cases.  Ruth previously taught contract and public law at the University of Nottingham and was an Associate Lecturer at the Open University teaching EU Law, Contract and Tort.

Research areas

Ruth has a PhD from the University of Nottingham which was funded by Midlands 3 Cities/Arts and Humanities Research Council.  Her doctoral thesis examined the protection and best interests of refugee and asylum-seeking children.  Her research interests include children's rights, international refugee law, immigration and asylum law and international human rights.

External activity

Ruth is a member of:

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The Socio-Legal Studies Assocaition (SLSA)
  • Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
  • The Human Rights Law Centre - University of Nottingham

Press expertise

Children's rights, immigration and asylum law, refugee law.

Course(s) I teach on

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    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2023

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    Undergraduate | Distance learning | 2023

  • Law books and justice statue
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time | 2023