Shaun Mills

Principal Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Social Science

Harris Building, HB213

+44 (0) 1772 89 3077

Full Profile

I have been with the School of Law and Social Science for 24 years. I am responsible for international strategic development within the School.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with my law degree from University College London, London University; a research degree from Sheffield University; and the Solicitor's Final Examinations (College of Law, London).

I teach on the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:

  • EU Law
  • EU Single Market Law;
  • EU Trade Law & Policy;
  • WTO Law & Policy;
  • Advanced Legal Systems;
  • LLM Dissertations

I also supervise research degrees.

I have very many years of legal experience, both practical and academic. I worked for several years with the Lord Chancellor's Department (now Ministry of Justice) in the Crown Court.  I studied for my law degree at University College London before taking the Law Society Final Examinations with the College of Law London. I completed my postgraduate research degree with the Faculty of Laws, University of Sheffield (which was a funded research scholarship) before joining the School of Law and Social Science at the University of Central Lancashire in 1994.

I am very interested in teaching delivery and assessment methods and try my best to help students succeed.  I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I received the Award for 'Best Lecturer' in the 2015 UCLan Golden Roses Awards organised by the Students' Union and in 2012 I received the 'Most Passionate Lecturer Award' in those teaching Awards. I was a member of the Graduate Diploma in Law team, that won the UCLan Vice Chancellor’s Award 2010/11 for "Outstanding Practice in Teaching and Learning: Overall Creation of a Superlative Student Experience". I was also shortlisted for the Real World Learning Award in 2017 for my work in adapting the EU Law module to reflect the current legal and political situation, preparing students for the impact that Brexit will have on the profession.


"The Legal Base Debate: Working Time and Worker Protections - A Matter of Health and Safety or the Rights of Employed Persons?’ (1996) European Business Law Review.

‘The International Labour Organisation, the United Kingdom and Freedom of Association: An Annual Cycle of Condemnation’ (1997) European Human Rights Law Review.

"Resolving Employment Disputes in the United Kingdom”, Le Conseil de Prud’Hommes and the University of Poitiers. 1998



LLB(Hons) (University College, London) 1992
Law Society Final Examinations (College of Law) 1993
LLM by Research (funded research studentship) (Sheffield) 1994

The School of Law and Social Science International Lead


Current areas of research activity include:

  • Brexit and trade law and policy in the UK and the EU
  • Brexit and free movement of people
  • Dispute resolution in the WTO
  • Animal welfare law
  • Regulation of natural remedies

Teaching Activities

Undergraduate: EU Law (Lectures & Seminars); EU Business Law; EU Law in Judicial Review; Public Law: Dissertation & Project Supervision

Graduate Diploma in Law: EU Law; Project Supervision

Postgraduate: EU Internal Market Law; Dissertation Supervision


  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Association of Law Teachers
  • UK Centre for Animal Law
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy