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Welcome to Dr Russell Orr (centre), Laura Hyde (right) and Dr Claire Lougarre (left)!

Dr Russell Orr

Dr Russell Orr joined the School of Law in 2022 as a lecturer in law and LL.B Course Director (single honours, Belfast campus), having previously taught at Westminster University Law School (2015-2018) and Leicester De Montfort Law School (2018-2022). He has a multi-disciplinary background in Psychology and Law having completed his BSc Psychology (2004), MSc Counselling (2008), PhD Political Psychology (2012), and Qualifying Law Degree (2014). His teaching and research interests are  focused on property law, criminal law, and legal pedagogy. Russell is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Association of Law Teachers.

Laura Hyde

Laura Hyde is Law Clinic Manager and Lecturer on the Belfast Campus, having joined the School of Law at Ulster University from Aston University where she held the same posts. Before joining Aston Laura worked as a solicitor in private practice specialising in commercial and property law, having graduated from Cardiff University with an LL.B in Law and a Diploma in Legal Practice. In her work in Ulster Law Clinic Laura provides an experiential learning environment for the students, facilitates engagement between students and local legal professionals and manages a free legal advice service for the local community. Outside of the University Laura has held the position of Vice Chair of the Birmingham Law Society Pro Bono Committee working to support, promote, signpost and raise the profile of pro bono work in West Midlands area.

Having started her career practising as a solicitor, Laura, a Fellow of Advance HE, has now turned her focus to clinical legal education, being awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from Aston University. Laura’s lecturing focus is Land Law, Business Ethics and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Dr Claire Lougarre

Dr Claire Lougarre is a Lecturer at Ulster University School of Law and a member of the Transitional Justice Institute. Claire's primary research expertise lies at the intersection of human rights law and health. Broadly speaking, she is interested in international and European human rights law, sexual and reproductive health/rights, the law of treaties. Claire is currently working on States' obligations to realise the right to health in various contexts: in the face of antimicrobial resistance, during the COVID-19 pandemic, and within the European Social Charter.

Claire has provided consultancy services to the Council of Europe regarding NGOs’ engagement with the European Committee of Social Rights. She has also submitted evidence to Parliament on UK’s human rights obligations to reform abortion law in Northern Ireland; and on UK’s human rights obligations to realise the right to health in its response to COVID-19.

Claire joined Ulster University School of Law in 2022. Before joining the School of Law, Claire worked as a Lecturer in the University of Southampton (2014-2022); and prior to that, as a Teaching Fellow in University College London, King’s College London, and National University of Ireland Galway. Claire completed her LLB at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, her LLM at National University of Ireland Galway, and her PhD at University College London.