Lisa Rodgers

Lisa Rodgers photographLecturer

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2331

Personal details

BA (Hons) Oxon, PG Cert Ed (Birmingham City University), Solicitor (non-practising), PhD (Leicester)

I joined the University of Leicester as a lecturer in law in 2013. On 1 September 2014, I took up the post of Course Director for the LLM Employment Law (distance learning) course.


My research is in international and European labour law, and the conjunction between labour law and legal theory.

My current research investigates the interaction between (diplomatic and state) immunity and labour law.

In 2014, I was awarded a grant from the Association of Commonwealth Universities to present my research to an international audience at HEC Montreal, Canada. I also conduct peer reviews for the E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies.


I am happy to supervise doctoral projects in my field of interest, particularly European/International labour law and labour law theory.


  • L  Rodgers, ‘Theorising labour law in the state of exception: political and judicial responses to crisis’ in A Blackham, M Kullman and A Zybszewska Theorising Labour Law in a Changing World: Towards Inclusive Labour Law (Hart 2018/9)
  • L Rodgers, ‘Labour Law and Vulnerability’ in D Bedford and J Herring (eds) Embracing Vulnerability: The Implications and Challenges for Law (Routledge 2018/9)
  • L Rodgers, ‘the Operation of Labour Law as the Exception: the case of Public Procurement’ in A Sanchez-Graells (eds) Smart Public Procurement and Labour Standards: Pushing the Discussion after Regiopost (Hart Publishing 2018) 141-163
  • L Rodgers, 'The Inviolability of Diplomatic Agents in the Context of Employment' in P Behrens (ed) Diplomatic Law in a New Millenium (OUP 2017) 113-131
  • L Rodgers, ‘Race Discrimination and Migrant Domestic Workers: a Legal Loophole’ (2017) 3 (1) International Labor Rights Case Law Journal 116-120
  • L Rodgers, Labour Law, Vulnerability and the Regulation of Precarious Work (Edward Elgar Publishing 2016) pp264
  • L Rodgers, ‘The Interpretation of Article 6 ECHR and Access to Justice for Public Employees’ (2015) European Law Review 40 (4) 563-580
  • L Rodgers, ‘Immunity and the Public/Private Boundary in EU Employment Law’ European Labour Law Journal (2015) 6 (1) 48-71
  • L Rodgers, ‘Public Employment and Access to Justice in Employment Law’ Industrial Law Journal (2014) 43(4) 373-397. doi:10.1093/indlaw/dwu020
  • L Rodgers, ‘Labour Law and Kantian Ideas of Legality and Citizenship’ ‘(University of Leicester School of Law Research Paper No. 14-07 2014)
  • L Rodgers, ‘The Regulation of Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work’ in M Sargeant and M Ori (eds) Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Working (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2013) 1-32 ISBN-13: 978-1443848978
  • L Rodgers, ‘The ‘Crisis’ in Labour Law and Theoretical approaches to Labour Law Regulation: The Example of the UK Employment Law Review’ (2013) 12(2) Contemporary Issues in law 126-146 ISSN 1357 0374
  • L Rodgers, ‘Vulnerable Workers, Precarious Work and Justifications for Labour Law: a Comparative Study’ (2012) 1 (3-4) E-journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies 87-113 ISSN: 2280 4056
  • L Rodgers, ‘The UK Employment Law Review and Changes to Unfair Dismissal’ (2012) 1(1) E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies 145-152 ISSN: 2280 4056
  • L Rodgers, ‘The Future of Employment Law and Policy After Lisbon: The Rise of Solidarity Rights?’ in M Trybus and L Rubini (eds), After Lisbon: The Impact of the new Treaty on the European Union and the Functioning of the European Union (Edward Elgar 2012) 436-454 ISBN 978-0-85793-255-6
  • L Rodgers, ‘Labour Law and the Public Interest: Discrimination and Beyond’ (2011) 2 (4) European Labour Law Journal 302-322 ISSN 2031 9525
  • L Rodgers, ‘Labour Law and Employment Policy in the EU: Conflict or Consensus?’ (2011) 27 (4) International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 387-406 ISSN 0952 617X
  • L Rodgers, ‘Time to Train Rights: A New Impetus for Skills Development in the Workplace?’ (2010) 39 (3) Industrial Law Journal 312-320 ISSN 0305 9332
  • L Rodgers, ‘The Self Employed and the Directive on Working Time for Mobile Transport Workers’ (2009) 38(3) Industrial Law Journal 339-342 ISSN 0305 9332
  • L Rodgers, ‘The Notion of Working Time’ (2009) 38 (1) Industrial Law Journal 80- 88 ISSN 0305 9332

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