Michael Randall started his PhD in Law at the University of Leeds in September 2012. Prior to this he completed both an LLB (Law and French) and an LLM (European legal Studies at Cardiff University Law School (2007-2012). As part of his course he completed an Erasmus year at the University of Picardy Jules Verne in Amiens, France. Whilst there he followed the third year Licence in French Public Law course, obtaining a mention assez bien in his final result.
Michael's main research areas are in European integration, and financial regulation. In particular Michael's PhD topic examines the legal obstacles concerning the introduction of the European Commission's proposed Financial Transaction Tax and seeks to examine theories of integration to determine means by which to implement the tax in the absence of unanimity.