UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws welcomes new academic staff for 2023-24

4 September 2023

UCL Laws is delighted to announce the appointments of new academic staff joining in the 2023-24 academic year.

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UCL Laws is welcoming new members of our teaching and academic staff, starting 1 September 2023. 

Pedro Schilling de Carvalho has been appointed as Lecturer in Financial and Environmental Law. Pedro recently completed his doctoral studies on Fragmentation in International Financial Regulation: Rethinking Financial Regulation for a Multipolar World at the University of Cambridge. He has previously lectured at LSE and the University of Cambridge and in 2021/22, Pedro was an Early Career Fellow in Financial Law and Regulation at the University of Edinburgh. He has worked as a consultant to the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank since 2021, and has experience as both a transactional and litigation lawyer in IFLR1000 and GAR100 firms.

The following appointments have been made to Lecturer (Teaching) in Law: 

  • Jesse Bachir will be teaching jurisprudence, property II, and public law. Jesse was previously a Teaching Fellow in Public Law and Human Rights at Durham University. Jesse's primary areas of research are within the philosophy of freedom and free speech. He previously worked in the legal field for approximately two years, and passed the New York State Bar. 
  • Roderic Kermarec will be teaching corporate and financial law, company law, French law and contract law. Roderic was formerly a Lecturer in European Law at the University of Oxford, where he studied for a DPhil in Law. His thesis examined the concept of equivalence in international banking and financial regulation.
  • Ioanna Lapatoura will be teaching intellectual property law at LLB level and copyright law at LLM level, as well as EU law and Laws' Connections. Ioanna was previously a PGTA in Law at the University of Nottingham and a Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University. She studied for her PhD at the University of Nottingham, focusing on UK, EU and US intellectual property law, blockchain technology and the fashion industry.
  • Naomi Lott will be teaching family law, public international law and international human rights law. Naomi was previously an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. In 2023, she published The Right of the Child to Play with Routledge, which investigates the situation facing the realisation of the child’s right to play. 
  • Marie White will be teaching intellectual property law. Marie initially joined UCL Laws as a Guest Lecturer in September 2022 and previously taught intellectual property law, as well as other modules, at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Oxford. Marie is also currently a DPhil student at the University of Oxford, her research focusing on the implications of approaches to branding as a practice in sociology, cultural and marketing studies for the doctrinal approach to branding adopted by courts in trade mark disputes.

Professor Alison Diduck, Vice-Dean (Staffing) at UCL Laws, commented:

"UCL Laws prides itself on our research-led teaching and we have, in these new appointments, an outstanding group of new colleagues who exemplify this aim. I am confident that our new colleagues will continue to promote our teaching and research mission and also our collegiate spirit. We look forward to working with them!"