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Luke Blindell

Position: Teaching Associate
Email address: l.blindell@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6886
Feedback and Consultation Availability: You can book an appointment online to see me

Academic Profile

I am a teaching associate with a variety of teaching interests largely in the private legal sphere. I teach on the company law and corporate governance modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, along with remedies, contract, tort, intellectual property, and environmental law (as part of the Law for Engineers module).

My research interests centre on company law and corporate governance. Necessarily this encompasses a broader understanding of the social, economic and political context in which the law operates. I am currently working on the final chapters of a PhD thesis that critically analyses the governance gap created by a multinational business model based on the outsourcing of production throughout global supply chains. Throughout my PhD I have taught within the law school and was recently shortlisted for a university-wide postgraduate teaching award.

Prior to my legal studies I worked in the provision of Information Technology to a large investment bank in the City of London before travelling extensively and teaching English in Beijing. I also worked on an access to justice project within a prominent civil society organisation in Accra, Ghana.

Qualification

  • PhD (in progress), The University of Sheffield
  • MA Law, The University of Sheffield
  • BA (Hons) Business Information Systems, The Nottingham Trent University

Teaching and Learning

I try to ensure that students are aware of the broader significance of the role of law in society and thus link much of what I teach to current events within the media. I also encourage students to take a critical view of the law and emphasise the dynamic nature of its development in order to facilitate consideration of why the law may have developed in a particular direction. In doing so I draw upon my research experience into the commercial world and try to impart my research findings wherever possible.

I aim to maximise student participation and thus prioritise group work and discussion within the seminar format. I ensure that I am accessible to students in the provision of help and feedback whether by email, in my office hour, or the time following a lecture or seminar.

The Modules I Teach Are:

Undergraduate Postgraduate/MA
Private Law Aspects of Company Law Introduction to Company Law and Corporate Governance
Remedies in Private Law Current Issues in Company Law and Corporate Governance
Law for Engineers

Research Interests

  • Company Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance & Sustainability
  • International Human Rights

Areas of Research Supervision

  • Company Law (including European and comparative)
  • Corporate Governance
  • Regulation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Recent Invited Papers and Keynote Lectures

Invited presentation on ‘The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015: An empirical study’ at ‘Transnational Governance of Global Production in a New Era of Information Sharing: Prospects and Challenges for Labor, Business, and the Environment’, organised by the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), University of Lyon I, Lyon, 30th June 2017.

Invited presentation on ‘The consumer is not always right: The limits of ethical consumerism in enhancing corporate social performance’ at ‘Exploring the role of consumers for sustainability’ organised by the Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL) in collaboration with the Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) project, University of Sheffield, 6th July, 2017.