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Dr Katy Sowery

Lecturer Law


Personal Statement

Katy was appointed as Lecturer in Law at the Liverpool Law School in August 2018. She was previously a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University and completed her PhD thesis entitled on the relationship between the sources of EU primary law in 2018. During this time she established working connections with universities in Leiden and Oslo as the co-creator of the Liverpool-Leiden-Oslo PhD conference.

Katy's research interests lie in the field of EU constitutional law, domestic constitutional law and theory and animal law. Katy is currently working on the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the law relating to animals. Her current research project explores the legal status and/or regulation of animals across global crises i.e. climate change, war, pandemics. She was a visiting researcher at St. Jerome's University in Canada in November 2022 where she delivered seminars on non-human legalities, the relationship between environmental law and animal law, and the position of animals as casualties of war.

Katy has also been a guest editor for the Global Animal Law Review and the International Journal of Law in Context.

Katy is part of the Widening Access team in the Law School, and is acting as the lead on scholarships including the Stephen Lawrence Scholarship and Future Lawyer Scholarship.