Joe Wills

Joe WillsLecturer
LLB (University of the West of England), LLM (University of the West of England), PhD (University of Leicester)
Email: joe.wills@le.ac.uk
Telephone: 0116 252 2373

Personal details

LLB (University of the West of England), LLM (University of the West of England), PhD (University of Leicester)

I joined the law school in 2010 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD Candidate and became a full-time member of staff in 2014. My doctoral thesis, supervised by Dr Paul O’Connell and Dr Loveday Hodson, examines the role of socioeconomic rights in global justice movement. A monograph based on this research has been published by Cambridge University Press. I am one of eight researchers on a British Academy funded project investigating how the UK and South Africa compensate private losses resulting from the failures of public authorities. I have also contributed to an Academy of Finland and University of Turku funded project entitled ‘Imagining Post-Neoliberal Regulatory Subjectivities’. I am currently working on issues relating to the moral and legal status of non-human animals.

Research

My research interests lie in the areas of human rights, animal rights and legal, political and moral theory. I am happy to supervise PhD projects working in these broad fields (and, for human rights students, particularly in relation to socioeconomic rights).

Publications

Monographs

Contesting World Order? Socioeconomic Rights and Global Justice Movements (Cambridge University Press, 2017)   https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316809921

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • The World Turned Upside Down? Neo-Liberalism, Socioeconomic Rights and Hegemony.’ Leiden Journal of International Law (2014) 27(1), 11.  Open access versionhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0922156513000629
  • ‘Contesting Austerity: The Potential and Pitfalls of Socioeconomic Rights Discourse’ Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (2016) 23(2) 629.  Open access version
  • ‘A Nation of Animal Lovers? The Case for An Animal Killing Offence in UK Law’ (2018) 29(3) Kings Law Journal   https://doi.org/10.1080/09615768.2018.1555026
  • ‘The Intentional Killing of Field Animals and Ethical Veganism’ in Andrew Linzey and Clair Linzey (eds), Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism (Routledge, 2018), 254.
  • ‘Another “Bedroom Tax” Challenge Fails (UK Human Rights Blog, 4 July 2014)
  • ‘Affordable Homes Bill and the Bedroom Tax’ (Nearly Legal, 10 September 2014)
  • ‘Putting Society’s Treatment of Animals of Trial’ (Free From Harm, 21 May 2017)
  • ‘The Legal Recognition of Sentience: What Implications for Killing Animals?’ (2018) Animal Justice UK 18, 3.

Online Articles

  • ‘Another “Bedroom Tax” Challenge Fails (UK Human Rights Blog, 4 July 2014)
  • ‘Affordable Homes Bill and the Bedroom Tax’ (Nearly Legal, 10 September 2014)
  • ‘Putting Society’s Treatment of Animals of Trial’ (Free From Harm, 21 May 2017)
  • ‘The Legal Recognition of Sentience: What Implications for Killing Animals?’ (2018) Animal Justice UK 18, 3.

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