Gillian Daly

Gillian Daly


  • 2.06 Earlham Hall

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Academic Background

Gillian Daly graduated in 1997 from Balliol College, Oxford,  where she obtained a BA in Jurisprudence, First Class. In 1998, she was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship and completed her LLM at the University of British Columbia, Canada, specialising in human rights law. She also holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.


Gillian was called to the Bar in 1999 and joined the law faculty in 2003. Her academic interests include human rights, trial by jury and law and literature.  She teaches English Legal Process, EU Law, The European Convention on Human Rights and Introduction to American Law. She is Director of the LL.B Law with American Law programme and the Graduate Diploma in Law.

Key Research Interests


"Jurors' Online" (2009) 173 Criminal Law and Justice Weekly 60 (with I Edwards)

"The complaining juror: Attorney-General v Scotcher" (2006) 10 E&P 70-74

"Racial bias and the English Criminal Trial Jury" [2005] CLJ 678-710 (with R Pattenden)

"Jury secrecy: R v Mirza; R v Connor and Rollock" (2004) 8 E&P 86-190

Key Responsibilities

Gillian was previously Director of Admissions.  She is currently Course Director for the Graduate Diploma in Law and the LLB Law with American Law.

Teaching Interests

Gillian is Course Director for the Graduate Diploma in Law and the LLB Law with American Law.  She is module organiser for English Legal Process and Introduction to American Law.  She also teaches on EU Law and The European Convention on Human Rights.  She has substantial experience teaching Legal Skills, having previously taught Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning for a number of years.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions