Dr Glenys Williams LLB Wales, 1978; Soliciotr of the Supreme Court; PhD Wales, 2003


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Aberystwyth Law School

Postal address
Aberystwyth University
Hugh Owen Building
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 01970 622406

Research interests

Glenys's research focuses on the impact which criminal law concepts have on medical law decision-making, particularly at the end of life. She researches particularly into (i) aspects of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and (ii) the theory behind criminal law excusatory defences. She is a member of the Socio Legal Studies Association and of the Society of Legal Scholars and has presented her research at their conferences, and more widely.


After qualifying and practicing as a solicitor for a number of years, Glenys returned to the Law Department at Aberystwyth to study for a PhD in 1997. She is now a Reader in Law,  where she teaches law through the medium of both Welsh and English.


I am the head of Assessments in the Department of Law & Criminology, and also recruit Internationally. 


I have taught a number of modules over the last 20 years, including e.g. legal skills; legal system; constitutional law; controversial issues and the UG dissertation module. I am currently teaching Criminal law; criminal law for criminologists; Sports: Law and Society; Medicine, Law and Ethics.