Sam Guy (he/him)

School of Law

Lecturer in Law

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Sam Guy
School of Law
Bartolomé House
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I joined the University of Sheffield in August 2023. Prior to this, I studied for a PhD at the University of York, where I also completed a LLB in Law and a Master’s in Social Research. The PhD focuses on the use of crowdfunding to support judicial review claims, and was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. My research on crowdfunding has to date been published in the Modern Law Review and Public Law.

My main area of research is UK administrative law. Within this, I am particularly interested in work that expands the understanding of features of judicial review litigation that are understudied, including costs and funding, and procedural issues such as time limits, as well as the intersections of administrative law with fields such as planning and the environment. I also have interests in the use of strategic litigation and legal mobilisation by civil society and community groups. Methodologically, I am a proponent of empirical approaches to studying public law, and my PhD research employed both quantitative and qualitative methods. As part of a wider interest in administrative justice, I have also been involved in the Administrative Fairness Lab, based principally at the University of York, working on the Nuffield Foundation-funded project, ‘Administrative fairness in the digital welfare state’. My teaching is focused on public law, meaning I am able to incorporate my research interests into teaching.

  • LLB(Hons)
  • MA
Research interests
  • Administrative Law
  • Judicial Review (especially procedure, costs, remedies)
  • Planning and Environmental Law
  • Legal Mobilisation/Public Interest Litigation
  • Public law and infrastructure development

Journal articles

Book reviews

Website content

  • Guy S Eroding Public Law’s Exclusions? Charting the Landscape of Crowdfunding in Judicial Review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Guy S Judicial review and Covid-19: reflections on the role of crowdfunding. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching interests
  • Administrative Law (including intersections with Planning and Environmental Law)
  • Public Law
  • Public Interest Litigation/Strategic Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
Teaching activities
  • Advanced Administrative Law and Justice
  • Law, Accountability and Government
  • Advanced Constitutional Law
  • Public Law in the UK and the EU