We are delighted to say that Achas Burin has been awarded a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford.
Achas joined chambers as a pupil in 2013. Since then, she has enjoyed a vibrant practice. Recently, she has been practising alongside writing her doctoral thesis. ‘That thesis has now been completed, culminating in the conferral of the title of Doctor of Philosophy. Her thesis concerns incongruities in the treatment of private property by civil courts when compared to its treatment by criminal courts. This is a scholarly topic, but it does have clear connections with practical doctrine — for example, the doctrine of illegality (or ex turpi causa).
Achas was awarded a scholarship by Oxford University and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, culminating in a manuscript of 100,000 words on the thesis topic. During this time, she also took up a lectureship at Somerville College, where she teaches tort law, constitutional law and jurisprudence.