Richard Craven

LLB, LLM, PhD

School of Law

Senior Lecturer in Law

richard.craven@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6856

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Richard Craven
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
Sheffield
S3 7ND
Profile

I joined Sheffield School of Law as a senior lecturer in 2019, having previously held lectureships at the University of Leicester (2015-19) and Northumbria University (2012-15).

My research focuses on the legal regulation of public procurement. In this area, I have a particular interest in legal decision-making. I have published on various aspects of EU and UK procurement law, including the Private Finance Initiative and Public-Private Partnerships, the enforcement and remedies system, and the pursuit of sustainability objectives.

At Sheffield, I am Director of Student Recruitment and Director of the Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL). I am also an Associate Fellow of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

Research interests
  • Administrative Law
  • Regulation
  • Public Procurement Regulation
  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Law and Economics
Publications

Journal articles

Research group

Areas of research supervision

  • Administrative Law
  • Regulation
  • Public Procurement Regulation
  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Law and Economics
Grants
Title/Description Awarding Body People Involved Dates Amounts
Economics in Law: Law in Economics  Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) Dr Olivia Hamlyn (Birkbeck) Summer 2019  £1000
Visiting Researcher, Istanbul Bilgi University University of Leicester, Graduate School   Sept-Jan 2018 £1000
The Protection of Workers on Government Works Contracts The British Academy and Leverhulme Trust   2015-2017 £9800
Teaching interests

I am a socio-legal researcher and, as much as possible, I try to bring this into my teaching. My main area of teaching is competition law. In teaching competition law, in addition to a good technical understanding of the law, I want students to appreciate the role of legal uncertainty and the importance of social, economic and political factors in shaping the meaning of the legal rules. 

I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and I also have a postgraduate qualification in teaching in higher education (Northumbria, 2015).

Teaching activities

Undergraduate

  • Competition Law (LAW327) (Convenor)
  • Contemporary Issues in Law and Justice (LAW133)
  • Law, Accountability and Government (LAW3027)

Postgraduate

  • Legal Research Methods (PhD Track) LAW697 (Socio-Legal Studies)
Professional activities
  • Member of the Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL)
  • Associate Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI)