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Saba Yousif

Senior Lecturer in Law

Having been a solicitor in private practice I joined the university as I wished to become an expert in my area of law: public international law. I love inspiring others to be passionate about knowing and using the law for themselves and for others. Chevron icon


After qualifying as a solicitor in 1999, I worked in private practice until 2010 as a litigator, with experience in regulatory law and judicial reviews. My recent experience is in public international law, an area which is stimulating and hugely topical. The cases I worked on included clients who had been unlawfully detained and harmed in Iraq and Afghanistan. I was involved in landmark, cutting edge cases which have extended the application of the European Convention of Human Rights.


  • LLB (Hons): Law, Plymouth University, 1996
  • PGDipLP, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Nottingham Law School, 1997
  • LLM: International Law, Bristol University, 2005
  • PGDipHEd, Postgarduate diploma in Higher Education, Gloucestershire, 2001


1999 Solicitor

Membership of professional bodies

The Law Society

Teaching & Research


At Undergraduate Level: Company Law; Human Rights; Public International Law

At Masters Level: International Law, General Principles; International Corporate Law; Research Methods


My research interest is in international human rights law including the ethics of business corporations and the post conflict legal arena.