Arwen Joyce

Arwen JoyceLecturer
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2649

University of Virginia (BA), Georgetown Law (JD), London School of Economics (LLM), New York Bar, FHEA

Arwen joined Leicester Law School as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in September 2017 and took up a lectureship in January 2021. Her teaching and research interests include migration law, labour law, tort law and legal education. Arwen previously practiced law with Linklaters LLP in London and Singapore and lectured at Singapore Management University. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis on the legal structure of temporary migrant worker programmes and implications for low wage temporary migrant workers’ rights.

Research Interests

  • Low-wage temporary economic migration
  • Migration law
  • Labour law
  • Legal education

Current Teaching

  • Law of Tort
  • Analysing Law
  • International Migration and Refugee Law


  • Arwen Joyce, ‘#VirtualSLSA2020: South Korea’s Employment Permit System: Policy Innovations and Power Dynamics’ (2020) Socio-Legal Studies Association Blog, available at:
  • Victoria Ball, Arwen Joyce and Kat Langley, ‘Connecting Legal Education: ECR Session 2’ (2020) Association of Law Teachers Blog, available at:
  • Victoria Ball, Arwen Joyce and Charlotte Mills, ‘“They Just Have More of a Vibe of Being ‘One of Us’”: Undergraduate Law Student Perceptions of PhD Tutors’ (2020) 54 The Law Teacher 327. doi:10.1080/03069400.2019.1698212
  • Joyce A, “Working Across Borders: The Limits of Labour Law for Low-Wage Temporary Migrant Workers” (2019) 5 Revista Estudos Institucionais 699 doi:10.21783/rei.v5i2.377
  • Tamar Ezer, Arwen Joyce, Priscila McCalley and Neil Pacamalan, ‘Protecting Women’s Human Rights: A Case Study in the Philippines’ (2011) 18 [3] Human Rights Brief 21.
  • Arwen Joyce and Tracye Winfrey, ‘Taming the Red Dragon: A Realistic Assessment of the ABA's Legal Reform Efforts in China’ (2004) 17 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 887.

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