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Shaun Mills

Principal Lecturer in Law

Lancashire Law School

Harris Building, HB213

+44 (0) 1772 89 3077

  • International Lead
  • LLM Course Leader - International Business Law; Financial & Commercial Law; Law & International Security; Law (Generic)

Shaun is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a law degree from UCL, London, a research degree from Sheffield University, and the Solicitor's Final Examinations. In addition, Shaun is a Member of the Editorial Board for the UCLan Diffusion Journal. He has been with Lancashire Law School for over 20 years and is first year LLB tutor and module leader for the EU law modules. He has won various internal teaching awards at UCLan, including:

2015: Best Lecturer (winner)

2015: Best Postgraduate Support (short-listed)

2012: Most Passionate Lecturer (winner)

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Shaun has been with the Lancashire Law School for 24 years and is responsible for international strategic development within the School.  He is also the Course Leader and Admissions Tutor for UCLan's LLM Courses, and therefore is a good person to contact regarding international study, particularly on the LLM courses.

Shaun is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a law degree from University College London, London University; a research degree from Sheffield University; and the Solicitor's Final Examinations (College of Law, London).

Shaun holds many years of legal experience, both practical and academic, working for several years with the Lord Chancellor's Department (now Ministry of Justice) in the Crown Court.  He studied for his law degree at University College London before taking the Law Society Final Examinations with the College of Law London. Shaun completed his postgraduate research degree with the Faculty of Laws, University of Sheffield (which was a funded research scholarship) before joining the Lancashire Law School at the University of Central Lancashire in 1994.

Shaun is very interested in teaching delivery and assessment methods and tries his best to help students succeed. He received the Award for 'Best Lecturer' in the 2015 UCLan Golden Roses Awards organised by the Students' Union, and in 2012 received the 'Most Passionate Lecturer Award' in those teaching Awards. Shaun was also a member of the Graduate Diploma in Law team, that won the UCLan Vice Chancellor’s Award 2010/11 for "Outstanding Practice in Teaching and Learning: Overall Creation of a Superlative Student Experience". He was also shortlisted for the Real World Learning Award in 2017 for his work in adapting the EU Law module to reflect the current legal and political situation, preparing students for the impact that Brexit will have on the profession.


"The Legal Base Debate: Working Time and Worker Protections - A Matter of Health and Safety or the Rights of Employed Persons?’ (1996) European Business Law Review.

‘The International Labour Organisation, the United Kingdom and Freedom of Association: An Annual Cycle of Condemnation’ (1997) European Human Rights Law Review.

"Resolving Employment Disputes in the United Kingdom”, Le Conseil de Prud’Hommes and the University of Poitiers. 1998



LLB(Hons) (University College, London) 1992
Law Society Final Examinations (College of Law) 1993
LLM by Research (funded research studentship) (Sheffield) 1994


Current areas of research activity include:

  • Brexit and trade law and policy in the UK and the EU
  • Brexit and free movement of people
  • Dispute resolution in the WTO
  • Animal welfare law
  • Regulation of natural remedies




  • EU Law (Lectures & Seminars)
  • EU Business Law
  • EU Law in Judicial Review
  • Public Law: Dissertation & Project Supervision

Graduate Diploma in Law:

  • EU Law
  • Project Supervision


  • EU Internal Market Law
  • Dissertation Supervision



  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Association of Law Teachers
  • UK Centre for Animal Law
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academ