Portrait of Dr Steve Crawford

Dr Steve Crawford

Lecturer in Law
EDI Lead
Academic Coach for Excellence
Study Skills Coach

About

Dr Steve Crawford recently completed his PhD and has previous degrees in both Law and Archaeology from the University of Sheffield. He teaches across a range of courses in Public Law, Environmental Law and Equity and Trusts at undergraduate level and Environmental Law at postgraduate level. He has a particular interest in the accessibility of legal education and works as part of the Skills Hub and ACE teams to help students develop research and study skills.  

Research interests

Dr Crawford’s doctoral research was a political jurisprudential analysis of the perception of the legitimacy of the Bill of Rights as a settlement to the so-called ‘Glorious’ Revolution as influenced by thinking stemming from the Protestant Reformation. More broadly he is interested in constitutional theory and constitutional history, in particular cultural influence upon the perception of legitimacy and authority in constitutional development. Dr Crawford is also interested in religious influence upon the development of constitutional theory and concepts such as sovereignty and power in medieval and early modern political thought. In addition, Dr Crawford is interested in interdisciplinary methods in legal research and education.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Public Law 1 - LAWS5880
  • English Law and Human Rights - LAWS5090
  • Environmental Law 1 - LAWS5850
  • Equity and Trusts - LAWS5980
  • English Legal System and Skills – LAWS3270

Postgraduate

  • Environmental Quality Law – LAWS8390
  • Land Development and Conservation Law - 9310 
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