Tal Ofek

DPhil Student

Tal joined the Centre in 2005 and is studying towards a D.Phil. Her research will examine telecommunications regulation, in particular the impact that advanced and innovative technologies may have on future development of existing regulatory frameworks and approaches.

Mercedes Muñoz Saldaña

Visiting Researcher

Mercedes Muñoz Saldaña is a Professor at the School of Communication, University of Navarra and Director of the Public Communication Department. Her area of research focuses on audiovisual and advertising regulation, particularly on issues such as: the redefinition of the audiovisual public service; the legal configuration of public television; the nature and powers of audiovisual councils; and the implementation of regulatory instruments in Spain. During her stay she will continue research on her current project, ‘The role of self-regulation and co-regulation in the new digital audiovisual market’.

Deeksha Sharma

Middle East Mooting Co-ordinator

Deeksha Sharma recently completed her DPhil at Exeter College, Oxford where she also read for the BCL in 2010. Deeksha has been an avid mooter and participated in the 49th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC in 2008. She judged the UK National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2010 and 2012 and has also judged the preliminary rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition twice in the past. Deeksha is also the Junior Dean at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford.

Alecia Johns

Oxford Mooting Co-ordinator

Alecia Johns coordinated the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition for several years and helped to launch rounds in Asia and America.  She recently completed her DPhil in law at Balliol College, Oxford and her thesis focuses on the rights of dual citizens to political representation in Jamaica, with comparative insights from Australia and the Commonwealth Caribbean. Alecia was also a member of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) executive committee where she assists in the preparation of research briefs concerning important issues of public interest law. Her most recent OPBP project involved a submission to the UK Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights regarding the use of classified evidence in U.S. courts.

Anup Surendranath

South Asia Co-ordinator

Anup has a D.Phil in Law from Oxford University, and an under-graduate degree in law from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad, India and first came to Oxford in 2007 to read for the BCL. His doctoral research is focused on affirmative action policies for Scheduled Castes and Muslims in India, including the role of the media.