Dr Sofia Cavandoli

School of Law

Prior to her appointment at LJMU in February 2018, Sofia was a Lecturer in Law at Aberystwyth University for 11 years.

At Undergraduate level, Sofia is module leader for the Independent and Legal Learning Skills Module (ILLS) at Level 4. She is also a member of the Land Law, Equity and Public International Law team for the LLB programme.

At Postgraduate level, Sofia is a member of the LLM QL Land Law team and the LLM Statehood, peoples and statelessness team.

Following her experience of working as a volunteer for international organisations, such as Medecins Sans Frontieres and UNICEF, her research interests lie primarily in the area of international law, human rights and democratisation.

Sofia is the Admissions Tutor for the Law School.

External Appointments
Sofia is currently an external examiner for the School of Law at Aberdeen University.




Aberystwyth University, UK, PhD Law
University of Hull, UK, LLM International Law
University of East Anglia, UK, LLB Law

Journal article

Cavandoli S. 2016. The unresolved dilemma of self-determination: Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk The International Journal of Human Rights, 20 :875-892 DOI


Cavandoli S, Burchill R. 2012. The Contribution of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the Promotion and Protection of Democracy in International Law Cavandoli S, Odello M. Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century The Role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Routledge 9781136831331

Odello M, Cavandoli S. 2012. Introduction Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century: The Role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights :1-6 9780203831724 DOI

Conference presentation:

Equity as Monstrous Offspring? Trusts, Estoppel, and other Horrors, CRITICAL LEGAL CONFERENCE 2021 ; FRANKENLAW, DUNDEE UNIVERSITY, Oral presentation. 2021