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Zoe graduated from Pembroke College in 2013. She completed her Legal Practice Course while undertaking research work for the Cambridge Business Research Institute under the supervision of Professor Simon Deakin. She has since attended the European University Institute in Florence where she studied for an LLM. Her dissertation was on social policy in the EU. Her main research interests are Labour law, European law, Law and Economics and the relationship between law and policy. She has co-authored a number of papers with Professor Deakin in the fields of Labour Law, European Law and Corporate Governance. She has also helped to develop the CBR data-set on Labour Regulation. She is particularly interested in law and social justice, and hopes to continue her work by focusing more particularly on social inequality.

Other academic interests

Zoe takes a keen interest in the social sciences generally, and takes a particular interest in sociological works. A combination of Marxist, Critical and Social Constructionist thought has proven the most influential traditions underpinning her approach. She is also interested in both philosophy and the political sciences. 

Department: Law
Supervisor: Professor Simon Deakin
College: Pembroke College
AHRC Subject Area:
Title of Thesis: What is the role of law in capitalist society and what is its relationship with social inequality?
 Zoe  Adams