Dr Glenys Williams LLB Wales, 1978; Soliciotr of the Supreme Court; PhD Wales, 2003

Dr Glenys Williams

Reader

Department of Law & Criminology

Contact Details

Profile

After qualifying and practicing as a solicitor for a number of years, Glenys returned to the Law Department at Aberystwyth to study for a PhD in 1997. She is now a Reader in Law,  where she teaches law through the medium of both Welsh and English.

Teaching

Research

Glenys's research focuses on the impact which criminal law concepts have on medical law decision-making, particularly at the end of life. She researches particularly into (i) aspects of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and (ii) the theory behind criminal law excusatory defences. She is a member of the Socio Legal Studies Association and of the Society of Legal Scholars and has presented her research at their conferences, and more widely.

Responsibilities

I am the head of Assessments in the Department of Law & Criminology, and also recruit Internationally. 

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 3.00-4.00
  • Thursday 1.00-2.00

Publications

Williams, G 2016, 'Nicklinson and Carter: The discrimination and equality provisions in assisted suicide' Contemporary Issues in Law, vol. 14, no. 1.
Williams, GN 2014, 'Necessity: Duress of Circumstances or Moral Involuntariness?' Common Law World Review, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1350/clwr.2014.43.1.0262
Williams, GN 2013, 'End-of-Life Decisions in Medical Care. Principles and Policies for Regulating the Dying Process' Medical Law Review, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 499-506. https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwt008
Williams, GN 2013, 'L. W. Sumner: Assisted Death: A Study in Ethics and Law' Criminal Law and Philosophy, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 403-416. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11572-013-9214-0
Williams, G 2010, 'Assisting suicide, the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the DPP's Discretion' Common Law World Review, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 181-203. https://doi.org/10.1350/clwr.2010.39.2.0203
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