LLB Hons (Lancaster), LLM (Lancaster), PhD (Lancaster). Julia began her academic career at the University of Lancaster where she was a lecturer in law and completed a jurisprudential doctoral thesis on applied moral philosophy. From Aston University Business School, where she was appointed as Director of Legal Studies, Julia joined Leicester De Montfort Law School in 2007 and is currently the School of Law Head of Research Students. She has held visiting lectureships at international institutions, including Nantes, Stuttgart and Beijing Universities and acts as External Examiner for a number of other universities, including Buckingham and Southampton. Her research is interdisciplinary and spans legal philosophy, law and literature, business ethics, human rights, critical legal theory, corporate governance, international law, cyberlaw, sustainability and CSR.
Julia has chaired and convened the ‘law and literature’ stream for the Socio-Legal Studies Association annual conference since 2008. She is Associate Editor of the Social Responsibility Journal, reviews articles for a wide range of law and business journals and is regularly invited to present her research at international conferences on a range of legal, business and law-related themes. She is the author of a large variety of academic journal articles and book chapters, and is the author of Jurisprudence published by Pearson; now in its second edition. Julia is completing her latest book manuscript 'Law and the Passions: A Discrete History' for publication by Routledge in 2016, and is working on a co-authored monograph 'Corporate Social Responsibility: Global Food Supply Chain', also with Routledge, for publication in 2017.