Dr Daniel Bansal

Lecturer in Law

School/Department: Law, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2647



I joined Leicester Law School in 2018. Prior to this, I held a lectureship at Coventry University. During my time at Coventry, I also held a visiting lectureship at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) in Chongqing, China, where I taught law.

I received my PhD from the University of Birmingham after completing my doctoral thesis on causation in criminal law.

I am currently the Deputy Director for Education for the Law School, responsible for curriculum planning and development, and module convenor for the UG criminal law modules. I am co-convenor of the Criminal Law Criminal Justice and Criminology research cluster at the University. I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Externally, I am a DQB subject expert assessor for the QAA and external examiner at Nottingham Law School.



My research and teaching interests lie in the theory and doctrine of criminal law and equity and trusts.

Current projects:

I am currently leading a project called "Digital technologies within legal education and student equity" supported by College Teaching Development funding (£6000) with Dr Maribel Canto-Lopez and Dr Clark Hobson, which looks at whether providing students with tablets promotes a more inclusive learning environment, resulting in greater student satisfaction and attainment.

I am part of a team of academics from Leicester Law School and the School of Criminology delivering the University's first law-focused Prison-University Partnership.



D Bansal and T Elliott, 'Consent to bodily injury and the public interest' in M Bone, J Child, J Rogers (eds), Criminal Law Reform Now (volume II) (Hart 2023) (forthcoming; 10,000 words).

D Bansal, 'Open book examinations: modifying pedagogical practices for effective teaching and learning' (2022) 56 The Law Teacher 354.

D Bansal, 'Bodily modifications and the criminal law' (2018) 82(6) Journal of Criminal Law 496.

D Bansal, 'Donatio mortis causa in a system of registration' (2018) 24(7) Trusts & Trustees 667.

D Bansal, 'Nicola Lacey: In Search of Criminal Responsibility: Ideas, Interests, and Institutions' (2017) 11(4) Criminal Law and Philosophy 861.



I welcome PhD proposals in any of the above research areas and in particular those adopting a doctrinal and theoretical approach to criminal law.

Current PhD students:

Megan Phillips: Criminalising Association After Jogee


LW2220 Criminal law (module convenor)

LW2370 Equity and trusts

LW3220 Advanced criminal law (module convenor)

Press and media

Criminal law


Senior Fellow of the HEA (SFHEA)

PhD in Law (University of Birmingham)

LLM in Criminal law (University of Birmingham)

LLB Law (Coventry University)

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