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Francesca Farrington

Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Aberdeen

Dr Francesca Farrington is a Lecturer of Commercial Law at the University of Aberdeen. Her research analyses the relationship between legal reforms and development outcomes from a global and pluralist legal perspective by adopting critical approaches to law and economics, comparative law, and jurisprudence. In addition, her research investigates the substantive and procedural barriers to the attainment of justice, with especial emphasis on transnational proceedings involving power asymmetries which may shield corporations from scrutiny. She is a member of the Anti-SLAPPs Research Hub at the University of Aberdeen and the Rule of Law and Economic Development (ROLED) Working Group at McGill University. She was recently appointed as an Associate on the POPBACK project (funded by the NORFACE network) which examines democratic backsliding and the crisis of the rule of law in the European Union from a multi-disciplinary perspective.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Aberdeen


    University of Cambridge, PhD