Tola Amodu is a lecturer in Land Law at the Law School and an affiliate of the UEA Centre for Competition Policy where she has a specific interest in regulatory policy and practice. With regard to the latter, Tola has an interest in the interaction between regulatory theory and practice and how regulatory bodies respond over time to the changing policy contexts within which they operate. She also has a particular interest in the way in which Land Law doctrine is shaped by the climate of austerity.
Tola is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts (non-practising) who began her training in private practice and then moved to local government where she specialised in planning, housing and local government law. After completing a Masters at Cambridge University, Tola completed a PhD at the LSE looking at the how over time central government managed to control the local and lateral agreements as between developer and local authority in the town and country planning domain. On submitting her thesis Tola then worked as a member of the Government Legal Service at the Law Commission for England and Wales as part of the Public Law Team.
Tola is a Legal Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Key Research Interests
Regulatory theory and practice, legal history, the application of socio-legal constructs to public and private law (in particular Land Law and Town and Country Planning Law)
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Member of the Humanities Faculty Appeals Committee.