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White, Samuel


  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Law
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Samuel White is a postdoctoral researcher working on the Horizon 2020 funded Risk Aware Port Inspection Drone (RAPID) project. Samuel completed his LLB (Hons) at the University of Dundee before working in risk and compliance in the financial services sector.

In 2017 he returned to the University of Dundee to complete a PhD funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. Samuel’s doctoral research addresses the protection of human rights within the UK, particularly examining the effect of international human rights treaties in the UK context.

In addition to his work on the RAPID project, Samuel is a tutor assisting with delivering undergraduate law modules within the School of Social Sciences. He has a particular interest in human rights, constitutional law and the interaction between domestic and international law.

Since 2015 Samuel has been a director of the Scottish Legal Action Group, an access to justice charity.


Academic Year 2020-2021:

Foundations of International Criminal Law

Law, Society and Human Rights

Moot Module 

Public Law III

Previous years:

Public Law I

Public Law II

Private Law of Scotland I

Private Law of Scotland II

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • K Law (General)
  • Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Parliamentary Sovereignty
  • Socio-legal Research
  • ECHR
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Regulation
  • Drones
  • Aviation Law


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