Rajnaara C Akhtar

Senior Lecturer in Law, De Montfort University

Rajnaara received her PhD from the University of Warwick in 2013, where she continued as a part-time lecturer before joining Leicester De Montfort University Law School in February 2016. Her previous research focussed on legal pluralism and dispute resolution. Her current research interests include unregistered marriages in Britain with a focus on normative influences, legal consequences, autonomy and cultural expression.

Rajnaara obtained an LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham and is also a qualified solicitor, having trained with international law firm Eversheds LLP. She completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School.

Rajnaara teaches at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Her teaching areas include Family Law, Child Law, Human Rights, International Law, Gender and the Law.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Law, De Montfort University
  • 2009–2016
    PhD Candidate, Post-Doc, University of Warwick