Sam Guy (he/him)
School of Law
Lecturer in Law
Deputy Director of Employability and Enrichment Activities (Widening Participation)
Deputy Director of Student Wellbeing (Widening Participation, Recruitment and EDI)
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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.
- Research interests
- Administrative Law
- Judicial Review (especially procedure, costs, remedies)
- Planning and Environmental Law
- Legal Mobilisation/Public Interest Litigation
- Public law and infrastructure development
- Mobilising the Market: An Empirical Analysis of Crowdfunding for Judicial Review Litigation. The Modern Law Review, 86(2), 331-363.
- Access to justice on the market: An empirical case study on the dynamics of crowdfunding judicial reviews. Public Law, 678-687.
- 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