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Dr Sacha Waxman LLB, MA, LPC, PhD

Lecturer in Law Law


    Personal Statement

    Sacha was appointed Lecturer in Law at the School of Law and Social Justice in September 2017 after more than ten years' practice in criminal law and regulatory law in Manchester. She trained and qualified as a Solicitor in the country's leading criminal defence firm, later attaining Higher Rights of Audience and representing clients across all criminal courts. Sacha left a full time practice in order to transfer into academia 2017 and she now balances both.

    Sacha read law at the University of Manchester. She was a Ph.D student at the University of Manchester, passing with no corrections in 2017. Her doctoral thesis is titled 'The Pre-Conception Welfare Principle: A Case Against Regulation'.

    Prior to joining the academic team at Liverpool, Sacha was also an Associate Lecturer in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University (Criminal Law and Medical Law) and a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Manchester. During 2014-2015 she was also Research Assistant to Professor Margaret Brazier at the University of Manchester. She has also taught at postgraduate level on the GDL and LPC at BPP Law School in Manchester and Liverpool.

    At undergraduate level, Sacha lectures across various modules: Criminal Law, Criminal Evidence, Law and Social Justice, and Medical Law. Whilst previously she has co-ordinated the Criminal Law and Medical Law modules, in 2022-23 she co-ordinates Criminal Evidence in semester 2. At postgraduate level, Sacha lectures in Children Medicine and the Law, and Reproductive Justice.

    Sacha has just returned from a period of Research Leave in 2022. Her research interests in medical law include the regulation of human assisted reproductive technologies, surrogacy, regulation of reproductive donation and regulatory theory. She is a founding member of the Postgraduate Research Committee for the Institute of Medical Ethics and sits on the Ethics Advisory Committee for reproductive medicine at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester. In 2022, Sacha was also appointed as a committee member at Alder Hey Children's Hospital on the Clinical Ethics Committee. In February 2023, Sacha will be appearing as Keynote Speaker at the Institute of Medical Ethics Conference in London, titled "What's Law Got To Do With It?: De-regulating the Wrongs in Fertility Law". As regards criminal law and procedure, sacha is keenly interested in the role of the criminal law in regulating healthcare malpractice.

    Sacha's review of Dr Amel Alghrani's book was published in Legal Studies: Waxman, S. (2020). Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies: New Horizons by Amel Alghrani. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Legal Studies, 1-3. doi:10.1017/lst.2020.13

    Her last publication, 'The pre-conception welfare principle: a critical analysis' was published in Law, Innovation and Technology in 2018. (DOI: 10.1080/17579961.2018.1455022)

    Administrative Role: Academic Lead on Disability Support.