Callum Laffey

Socio-Legal Studies

PhD Researcher in Socio-Legal Studies (ESRC 1+3)
Law School, CSSIS, University of Exeter

Start date: October 2019

Research topic: How revolutionary new technologies, automating and simplifying the shipping process, will fit into shipping’s ancient legal and regulatory regime?

I will look at the legal and regulatory hurdles, both nationally and internationally, which must be overcome for autonomous shipping and similar technologies to be incorporated into our legal and regulatory regime.


This research will be, I believe, the first in-depth project which will look at the issue from both a public and private law perspective.

Research supervisors: Dr Kyriaki Nousia