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Email

alc200@cam.ac.uk

Education CV

Education

PhD Candidate in Law, Trinity College, University of Cambridge 

MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business

BCL (Distinction), Balliol College, University of Oxford

LLM, Harvard Law School

LLB (Hons) (Starred First Class Honours), Law with Accounting & Finance, University of Aberdeen

 

Academic Positions

Director of Studies & Special Supervisor in Law | Newnham College, Cambridge

Supervisor, BA Labour Law | University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Seminar Leader, LLM Corporate Governance | University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

LLM Dissertation Supervisor, Examiner & Moderator | Edinburgh Law School

Teaching Fellow, LLM Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions | University College London, Faculty of Laws

 

Bar Admissions

Solicitor and Notary Public in Scotland

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales

Attorney-at-Law in the State of New York

 

Awards

Clifford Chance Prize for Best Performance in Principles of Civil Procedure (Oxford BCL)

Best exam paper for Corporate Governance: Current Topics and Theories (Harvard LLM)

ifs School of Finance Uni Investor Competition - First Prize Winner of £9,000 out of over 1,000 UK-wide competitors (managed a £100,000 virtual share portfolio and completed an investment strategy report)

Lyon Prize for Most Distinguished Graduate of the Year (Aberdeen University)

Cruickshank Prize for Best LLB (Honours) Graduate (Aberdeen LLB)

Edmond Prize for Best Performance in Criminal Law, Delict, Contract Law, Succession & Trusts, Property Law, Family Law and Conveyancing (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Revenue Law (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Evidence (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Conveyancing (Aberdeen LLB)

DM Sutherland Memorial Prize for Best Performance in Forensic Medicine 1 and Forensic Medicine 2 (Aberdeen LLB)

George & Alexander Greig Prize for Best Performance in Property Law and Family Law (Aberdeen LLB)

James Craig Howie Memorial Prize for Best Performance in Property Law, Succession & Trusts, Commercial Law and Commercial Organisations (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Commercial Organisations (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Commercial Law (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Succession & Trusts (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Jurisprudence (Aberdeen LLB)

Green Prize for Best First Year Law Student (Aberdeen LLB)

James Craig Howie Memorial Prize for Best Performance in Criminal Law, Legal System & Method, Contract Law and Delict (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Civil Liberties (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Public Law (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Private Law (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Delict (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Contract Law (Aberdeen LLB)

Society of Advocates Prize for Best Performance in Criminal Law (Aberdeen LLB)

 

Scholarships

Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship (Cambridge PhD)

Saint Andrew's Society of Washington DC Founders Prize (Stanford MBA)

Oxford University Pirie-Reid Scholarship (Oxford BCL)

The Carnegie Trust Saint Andrew's Society of New York Scholarship (Harvard LLM)

Clark Foundation for Legal Education Scholarship (Oxford BCL & Harvard LLM)

Scottish International Education Trust Award (Oxford BCL & Harvard LLM)

Robert Nicol Fellowship (Oxford BCL & Harvard LLM)

University of Aberdeen Open Access Bursary for Academic Merit and Financial Need (Aberdeen LLB)

 

Teaching Experience

Supervisor, BA Labour Law | University of Cambridge

Teaching Fellow, LLM Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions | University College London

Seminar Leader, LLM Corporate Governance | University of Cambridge

Tutor, LLB Employment Law | University of Aberdeen

 

Board Experience

Board Director & Secretary, Harvard Law School Association of the UK

 

Other Academic Experience

Academic Member, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Research Assistant to Professor Brian Cheffins (University of Cambridge) and Professor John Armour (University of Oxford) - project on the history of corporate control contests in the United States

Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal

Stanford Graduate School of Business Country Ambassador for the United Kingdom

Harvard University Alumna Interviewer

Stanford University Alumna Interviewer

Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Admissions Ambassadors Leadership Team

Oxford University Access Team - Alumna Volunteer for UNIQ Summer School program, targeted at high achieving UK state school students​

Stanford Graduate School of Business Distinguished Teaching Award Selection Committee

Oxford Pro Bono Publico Researcher - project for the UN on business and human rights

Judge of the Crown Office Chambers Moot Court Competition, Oxford University

 

Fields of research

Business Ethics

Corporate Governance

Comparative Company Law 

Labour Law

Law and Economics

Law and Entrepreneurship

Law and Finance

Law and Technology

Organisational Behaviour

Sustainable Finance

Takeover Regulation

 

The New Hedge Fund Activism: Activist Directors

Summary

The focus of my research is corporate governance, which is an enquiry into the causes and consequences of the allocation of decision-making power within socially significant business organisations. My doctoral research considers the internal power dynamics between management and shareholders. More specifically, it examines how shareholder activism functions as an accountability mechanism. 

My research interests also extend to how internal power dynamics affect external stakeholders, such as employees, consumers and the wider public.

In terms of research philosophy and methods, I generally utilise a ‘law and economics’ approach to study corporate governance. This involves using analytical techniques from economics and finance, including quantitative empirical research, to explain the consequences of law and to assess whether legal rules are successful in fulfilling their intended purpose.

Publications

 

Articles

"Applying Section 175 of the Companies Act 2006 in the Post-Resignation Context: CJC Media (Scotland) Limited v Sinclair" (2020) 24 (1) Edinburgh Law Review

Co-Author/s:
J S Liptrap
Citation:
(2020) 24 (1) Edinburgh Law Review
Published: Forthcoming

"Goldilocks (Control) and the Three Bears: Panel on Takeovers and Mergers v King" (2019) European Business Organization Law Review (forthcoming)

Co-Author/s:
J S Liptrap
Citation:
(2019) European Business Organization Law Review (forthcoming)
Published: Forthcoming

"Disciplining Outsiders in UK Takeover Transactions" Oxford Business Law Blog, October 2019

Co-Author/s:
J S Liptrap
Citation:
Oxford Business Law Blog, October 2019
Published: Oct 2019

"Goldilocks (Control) and the Three Bears: Panel on Takeovers and Mergers v King" University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 30/2019

Co-Author/s:
J S Liptrap
Citation:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 30/2019
Published: Oct 2019

"The New Hedge Fund Activism: Activist Directors and the Market for Corporate Quasi-Control" (2019) 19(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 1-41

Citation:
(2019) 19(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 1-41
DOI:
10.1080/14735970.2018.1463672
Published: Jun 2018

"Hedge Fund Activism and the Market for Corporate Quasi-Control" Oxford Business Law Blog, 17 January 2018

Citation:
Oxford Business Law Blog, 17 January 2018
Published: Jan 2018

"Hedge Fund Activism and the Market for Corporate Quasi-Control" University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 51/2017

Citation:
University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 51/2017
Published: Nov 2017

"Screening of Foreign Investments in the EU" The CLS Blue Sky Blog, Columbia Law School's Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, 6 October 2017

Citation:
The CLS Blue Sky Blog, Columbia Law School's Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, 6 October 2017
Published: Oct 2017

"Is the Disability Discrimination Act Discriminatory?" (2006) 10(1) Edinburgh Law Review 155-163

Citation:
(2006) 10(1) Edinburgh Law Review 155-163
Published: Jan 2006

"Should the Law of Theft Extend to Information?" (2005) 69(4) Journal of Criminal Law 349-360

Citation:
(2005) 69(4) Journal of Criminal Law 349-360
DOI:
10.1350/jcla.2005.69.4.349
Published: Aug 2005