Dr Nandini Canoo
Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Law Clinic Deputy Manager
As a strong believer in the transformative power of education, it is my pleasure to be part of the teaching team at Bloomsbury Institute. Broadening access to higher education and promoting successful outcomes requires concrete and actionable steps, which the programmes here are designed to implement.
I lead the Law modules at Foundation Year level (Introduction to Law and Language for Law), and also offer dissertation supervision for final year LLB students. I am the Deputy Manager for the Law Clinic, where I work with our student volunteers to assist our community with housing law issues.
My professional path has always been guided by the desire to support justice and social change. With the intention to join the legal profession, I graduated with First Class Honours in Law before completing the Bar course and obtaining my LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics. After working in notarial practice and with various legal charities, I committed to a career in academia following my PhD in Law at SOAS, University of London. I have taught Law and legal skills on under- and postgraduate courses for many years, and I am engaged in developing Bloomsbury Institute’s Law programme and offerings at every level.
I hold a particular interest in colonialism and contemporary manifestations of colonial legacies as viewed through a legal lens. My research in this area, covering issues of race, multiculturalism, geopolitics and the socio-economic dimensions of law, informs my further role as the Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
Qualifications, Affiliations and Memberships
- LLB Law
- LLM Public International Law
- PhD Law
- Bar Vocational Course
- Postgraduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education
Research and Publications:
Boodia-Canoo, N., “Centring Humanity in Legal Education”, paper presented at Nottingham Law School Centre for Legal Education’s fifth international conference, June 2022
Boodia-Canoo, N., “Book review: Teaching International Foundation Year – A Practical Guide for EAP Practitioners in Higher and Further Education by A. Stazicker and N. Woods”Journal of English for Academic Purposes (2022), Volume 58 (2022)
Boodia-Canoo, N., “Learning Theories in the context of teaching Law”Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, Volume 14, Issue 1 (2021)
Boodia-Canoo, N.S., “Researching colonial legacies from a legal perspective”,The Law Teacher – Special Edition, Volume 54, Issue 4 (2020)