About the Team

Dr Laura Lo Coco, PhD (King’s College London), MSc (Pavia and London School of Economics and Political Science), LLB (Castellanza, Italy), Fellow (Higher Education Academy)

Laura is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire since 2017. She specialises in legal theory and teaches Jurisprudence, Public Law, Property and EU Law. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at the School of Law at King’s College London where she teaches Jurisprudence and a module called Territorial Rights, Secession and International Order. Her research is in two areas:

  • International issues: sovereignty and territorial jurisdiction; secession and citizenship; natural resources and environmental justice.
  • Freedom: what counts as a restriction of individual freedom; freedom and rights; manipulation.


Dr Parinaz Raisi, PhD (King’s College London), LLM (King’s College London), LLM (University of Tehran), LLB (University of Isfahan), Fellow (Higher Education Academy), Tehran Bar Association

Parinaz is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire since 2017. She is teaching Human Rights, International Human Rights, Public International Law and Academic Skills, with speciality in human rights. She was awarded her doctorate degree in 2016 from King’s College London. Her doctrinal thesis takes an evidence-based approach to examining the human rights of women in Iran based on the tradition/modernity binary. Her research interest includes:

  • Human Rights
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Public International Law
  • Women’s rights and Islamic Law