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Dr Sofia Cavandoli

School of Law

Faculty of Business and Law

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

At Undergraduate level, Sofia is module leader for the Foundations and Independent Legal Learning module 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 and Equity team. She is also module leader for the LLM Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law module and a member of the International Human Rights law module.

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, self-determination and democratisation.
Sofia is currently the book review editor for the Liverpool Law review.

Sofia is the Admissions Tutor for the Law School.

External Appointments
Sofia is currently an external examiner for Aberdeen University and Hull University




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


Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom, PGCTHE

Journal article

Cavandoli S, Wilson G. 2022. Distorting Fundamental Norms of International Law to Resurrect the Soviet Union: The International Law Context of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Netherlands International Law Review, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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


Lawrence FLEUR, Stirk SARA, Cavandoli SOFIA, Diver ALICE. 2021. Equity as ‘Monstrous Offspring’? Trusts, Estoppel, and other Horrors Critical legal conference - 2021FRANKENLAW: COMMUNITY, DIVISION, MODERNITY


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 DOI Publisher Url

Conference presentation:

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