UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws PhD students Aleisha Ebrahimi and Andrew McLean awarded Modern Law Review Scholarship

5 August 2020

The scholarship provides financial support for research students engaged in doctoral research on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Modern Law Review.

Aleisha Ebrahimi and Andrew McLean

Two UCL Laws PhD students - Aleisha Ebrahimi and Andrew McLean - have been awarded the prestigious Modern Law Review Scholarships for the academic year 2020-2021.

The Modern Law Review is a leading law journal, and the scholarships are awarded by annual competition based on nominations submitted by the head of department of the University in which the applicant is, or will be, registered as a research student.

Aleisha’s research focuses on gender equality and legislative attempts to eradicate Gender Based Violence. She critically considers the adequacy of the criminal justice system and international human rights law to address Gender Based Violence when such violence is conceptualised as a violation of fundamental rights, as recognised within both legal frameworks. Aleisha’s research is empirically informed and Tunisia’s gender equality legislation serves as a case study within the context of the post-Arab Spring era. The Modern Law Review scholarship will support the empirical component of Aleisha's research.

Andrew's research explores the implications of financialisation for competition law in the United States. His work provides a normative account of how the discipline should adapt to the rise of financial capitalism. Challenging the efficiency-oriented, neoliberal interpretation of competition law that has dominated in recent decades, Andrew suggests a renewed emphasis on equity and economic justice.