Siobhan Smith

Siobhan Smith


  • Lecturer in Law, Law
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Dr Siobhan Smith is a Lecturer in Law. She teaches Human Rights, Criminal Law, and Obligations II. 

Research interests

Her research interests focus on International Human Rights Law, in particular Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and more specifically the Right to Education, as well as International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law.


Siobhan completed her LLB(Hons) at Lancaster University in 2012, receiving the William Charnley Prize for Best Third Year Law Student. In 2013, she obtained a Distinction in an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Terrorism at Lancaster University. She was awarded Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding for her PhD, also undertaken at Lancaster University and completed in 2019. Siobhan has also completed the Bar Professional Training Course, and is a Member of Lincoln's Inn.

Siobhan joined the University of Manchester in November 2021, having previously worked as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Salford, and prior to that as a Research Fellow in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She also worked as an Associate Lecturer and an Assistant Dean at Lancaster University during her PhD, and also completed an ESRC funded internship at the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack during this time. 

Areas of expertise

  • JX International law
  • international humanitarian law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Right To Education
  • K Law (General)


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