PhD student Anton Blokhin tells us about his research and why he loves his PhD. View full size.
Core areas of Law research supervision
- Charity law
- Commercial law, Consumer law and Competition law
- Democracy & Human Rights: Comparative, EU, ECHR, Theories
- Environmental law and energy law
- Family law
- Feminist legal theory
- Finance and banking law
- Intellectual property, copyright & cultural heritage, and patent law
- International Criminal Law
- Modern legal history
- Migration and multiculturalism
- Public international law: humanitarian law and the law of armed conflict
I have enjoyed every step of my time with the Exeter Law School not only because of the interesting and interactive lectures that I had but also because of the environment which the Law School fosters for students. It has been an amazing journey which I never seem to want to end.
My own experience of the Exeter Law School has been overwhelmingly positive. The facilities and opportunities available to graduates are second-to-none. The Research Development Programme offered through the Doctoral College, provides outstanding opportunities to develop crucial research skills and experience. The environment is vibrant, supportive, and encouraging.
My PhD project studies the applicability and scope of the States' due diligence obligation in cyberspace. It further examines the international human rights obligation to protect against harmful cyber activities. The focus of my research project lies on the duty to stop and to prevent harmful cyber activities conducted by states and non-state actors.
My thesis supervisor Prof. Michael Schmitt was the main reason to choose the University of Exeter for my postgraduate research degree. The university provides the infrastructure I need for a successful completion of my PhD degree, while physically being somewhere else. The support for PGR students on distance is very good and the online material available to improve my skills as a researcher exceeded my expectations.