Ryan Murphy joined Aston Law in September 2011. Before this, he studied for his LLB at Cardiff University. He also completed an LLM in European Legal Studies whilst at Cardiff Law School, obtaining a Distinction. His doctoral thesis, submitted to the University of Bristol under the supervision of Professor Panos Koutrakos, explored judicial interpretation of exceptions to the free movement of capital in EU law.
Ryan is the Course Director for the LLB Law and LLB Law with Management Programmes and sits as an Academic Assembly Member of the University Disciplinary Board. In 2013, he was nominated by students to receive an Aston Excellence Award (Outstanding Teacher of the Year). As part of his commitment to excellence in teaching, he also studied for a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice, which was awarded with Distinction in July 2013. Each year Ryan also contributes workshops to the “AimHigher” programme, aimed at Sixth Form and College students interested in studying law at university.
His research interests lie in many aspects of European Union internal market law, particularly European taxation law, prudential supervision, competition law and the process of capital liberalisation. He is also interested in the interaction between the United Kingdom legal order and the EU viewed from the perspective of British constitutional theory.
Ryan is the Module Leader for Constitutional and Administrative law, European Union law and Legal System and Skills. Before coming to Aston, Ryan taught European Union Law and Policy as a tutor at the University of Bristol.
He has also acted as a specialist Delegate Reviewer for both Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. Ryan has contributed to a ‘Which? University’ Personal Statement guide (click here for more information)