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
Penglais
Aberystwyth
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Contact
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.

Profile

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.

Responsibilities

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

Teaching

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. 

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