Dr Achas Burin

Lord and Lady McNair Early Career Stipendiary Lecturer

Achas is a barrister and academic who teaches constitutional law and tort to Somerville’s undergraduate law students.

She completed her LLB at Leeds University, followed by the BCL at Oxford, before undertaking a DPhil on the philosophy of private property law, which she completed in 2022.

Achas has diverse interests, as evidenced by her publications, which range over the topics of politically-incorrect free speech (2012), abortion and phenomenology (2014), and what it means in law to suffer loss (2014). A burgeoning area of interest for her is African political philosophy. She would love it if you came up and talked to her about it.

Publications

'The positive duty of prevention in the common law and the Convention'
Achas K Burin
2020

'Love in a Time of Dementia'
Achas K Burin
2019

'State responsibility for failure to protect and natural language argumentation'
Achas K Burin
2017

'What Does it Mean to Suffer Loss? Haxton v Philips Electronics'
Achas K Burin
2014

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