Dr Laurène Soubise joined the University of Liverpool as Lecturer in Law in January 2019.
Laurène's research interests are in criminal justice, in particular from a comparative point of view. Her doctoral research was a comparative study of prosecutorial discretion and accountability in France and England/Wales. Her study endeavoured to understand how the French and Anglo-Welsh criminal justice systems attempt to combine the necessities of accountability for public prosecution services in modern democratic societies with the flexibility and reactivity needed in the application of the law provided by prosecutorial discretion. It combined library-based research with ethnographic observation and interviews with public prosecutors in both jurisdictions.
She has also written about the sentencing process in France and has conducted research on No Appeal cases at the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).
Originally from Lyon, France, she completed her Bachelor in Law at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3. Following her undergraduate studies, she spent a year in Germany, through the Erasmus scheme, studying German Law at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin. She obtained a Masters in Human Rights Law from Université Lumière Lyon 2. She completed her PhD at Warwick Law School in 2016.