Bruce Wardhaugh is Professor of Competition Law, Deputy Dean for Internationalisation and Director of the Centre for Indian Law and Policy in Durham Law School.
Tell us about your role within Durham Law School
My mandate as Deputy Dean for internationalisation is to develop the school’s international links. This includes overseas universities, outreach to alumni located abroad, promoting our graduates to international employers, and student recruitment. The Centre conducts interdisciplinary research on Indian law and policy without being bound by doctrinal, methodological or sub-disciplinary constraints. As such, it promotes research in topics including; Indian public and private law, Indian law in the international legal order, India’s role in the international economic order, and India’s role as a legal model for other jurisdictions.
Tell us about your research interests and specialisms within Durham Law School
I am a competition (or antitrust) lawyer and look at the legal structures which prevent monopolies (or monopoly-like groups of companies) from taking advantage of consumers in a market. My work examines how various jurisdictions regulate markets to prevent and control monopolistic abuse in addition to the usual legal subjects for competition law analysis being the US and EU. My work also considers other jurisdictions including the antitrust regimes of the BRICS (Brazil, Russian India, China and South Africa) countries.
What can students expect from their first few weeks at Durham Law School?
The students can expect to enter a challenging yet supportive and educational programme taught by subject matter experts in small classes with support from their instructors. They will also notice that although they are studying in a very traditional looking English town (with the castle and other trappings), the town and student body is very global in its outlook.
What do you think makes Durham Law School unique?
We are engaged in research-driven teaching with students taught by subject matter experts. We teach in smaller classes than most universities so students benefit from the additional attention and opportunities for participation that are available in such a teaching environment.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of studying at Durham Law School?
You will be studying in a world-leading law school and taught by subject matter experts in small classes at one of the most internationally oriented universities in the UK.
What have your students gone on to do after graduating from Durham?
Our students are practicing law in the most common law jurisdictions. Many have gone on to become judges and to work in other jurisdictions. Others have become successful legal academics, civil servants, or working with NGOs or in the private (non-legal) sector.
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