Ms ILONA CAIRNS

Ms ILONA CAIRNS

Lecturer

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Ms ILONA CAIRNS
Ms ILONA CAIRNS

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The University of Aberdeen Room 46D, Block C
Taylor Building
University of Aberdeen
AB24 3UB

Biography

Ilona joined the School of Law as a lecturer in February 2014 after initially joining the School as an AHRC funded PhD student in 2011. Ilona graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 before going on to complete an LLM in Law and Society at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Ilona successfully defended her PhD thesis in 2015.

Prior to her time in Aberdeen, Ilona worked as a legal research assistant at the University of Victoria, Canada and was also employed as a legislative analyst for the Provincial Government of British Columbia. In 2013, she spent three months as a research fellow at the John Kluge Centre in the Library of Congress, Washington DC. Ilona recently participated in the three week research centre at The Centre for Studies in Research in International Law and International Relations at The Hague Academy of International Law. 

 

Research

Research Interests

Ilona's primary research interests lie in gender and the law, family law, criminal justice and equality and diversity. Her PhD examined the legislative modernisation of Scots criminal law and justice from a feminist perspective. Ilona also has an interest in law and religion, especially as it relates to gender equality issues. 

Ilona would be interested in supervising students in the following areas: women's rights; criminal justice; evidence; family law; gender & the law (including feminist perspectives on law); equality and diversity and law & religion. 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Ilona currently teaches on the following courses at the School of Law:

  • Family Law (Ordinary and Honours)
  • Criminal Law (Ordinary)
  • Evidence (Ordinary)
  • Gender, Law and Society (Honours)
  • Criminal Evidence & Proof (LLM)

Ilona currently co-ordinates Family Law Ordinary, Gender, Law & Society (Hons) and Criminal Evidence & Proof (LLM).

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Ilona currently acts as an external examiner for the University of Strathclyde.

Admin Responsibilities

  • Deputy Director of the Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Level 2 co-ordinator
  • Personal tutor
  • Learning & Teaching Committee
Publications

Publications 

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