- Position: Lecturer in Law
- Areas of expertise: Article 8 ECHR privacy right; Article 10 ECHR free expression right; misuse of private information; prerogative power; Iraq war; critical legal theories.
- Email: R.Z.Moosavian@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 0625
- Location: G.20 Liberty Building
I recently joined Leeds Law School to teach media and intellectual property law. I have published in the areas of privacy and the Iraq war, and have presented my research nationally and internationally.
In 2002, after qualifying as a solicitor with North East-based ‘legal aid’ firm Ben Hoare Bell, I joined Northumbria University law school where I taught jurisprudence, IP, and undertook course leadership and LLM Dissertation Director roles. In 2009 I successfully completed an M(Phil).
I have co-convened an SLS-funded conference, ‘Iraq: Legal-Political Legacies’ and worked on a funded project for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), headed by Prof Rhona Smith. I am also co-convenor for the jurisprudence stream of the Society of Legal Scholars.
- Programme Leader of LLB (Graduate Programme)
My research concerns the Article 8 privacy right and its conflict with free expression in misuse of private information law. I have also published on the constitutional issues raised by the Iraq War, particularly prerogative power and judicial review. My research across these areas entails applied legal-political philosophy, especially critical theories.
Refereed Publications include:
Jigsaws and Curiosities: The Unintended Consequences of Misuse of Private Information Injunctions  Communications Law, Vol 21(4), 104-115.
A Just Balance or Just Imbalance? The Role of Metaphor in Misuse of Private Information  Journal of Media Law, Vol 7(2), 196-224.
Deconstructing ‘Public Interest’ in the Article 8 vs Article 10 Balancing Exercise  Journal of Media Law, Vol 6(2), 234-268.
‘Keep Calm and Carry On’: Informing the Public under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004  International Journal of Human Rights, Vol 18, No 2, 178.
‘Fountain of Honour’? The Role of Crown in the Iraq War  Kings Law Journal, Vol 24(3) 289.
Judges & High Prerogative: The Enduring Influence of Expertise and Legal Purity  Public Law, 724.
Charting the Journey From Confidence to the New Methodology  European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 34(5), 324.
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- Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
- Legal Practice Certificate
- LL.B (Hons)
- Society of Legal Scholars
- Socio-Legal Scholars Association
I have over 15 years’ experience of teaching jurisprudence and intellectual property law at undergraduate and LLM levels. I currently teach intellectual property law and media law. I also supervise undergraduate and LLM dissertations across my teaching and research areas.
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Business Law and Practice
- Centre for Law and Social Justice