Karen Dyer

Lecturer in Law at Guildhall School of Business and Law.

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Dr Karen Dyer studied for a Graduate Diploma in Law at London Metropolitan University, winning the Lady Oliver Mooting Cup, before completing an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Kent. Karen has taught at Aston University, the University of Buckingham where she was the Course Director for their LLM in International and Maritime Law, and the University of Portsmouth. During this time, she studied for her PhD at London Metropolitan University, entitled "Intersex, discrimination and the healthcare environment: a critical investigation of current English law." Having taken some time out to work for Thames Valley Police, Karen is pleased to have returned to her "legal roots" as Lecturer in Law.

LLM in Human Rights:

  • Module Leader for Level 7 International Human Rights Law
  • Module Leader for Level 7 Human Rights and Criminal Justice


  • Tutor for Criminal Law
  • Dissertation Supervisor for those undertaking extended essays

Karen's research and teaching focuses on criminal law, medical law, policing and human rights.

  • Concentrate Questions and Answers Tort Law: Law Q&A Revision and Study Guide (2nd edn)
    co-authored with Anil Balan OUP Publications, 2020
  • Concentrate Questions and Answers Tort Law: Law Q&A Revision and Study Guide, First Edition 2019
  • Ssh...don’t tell the children! (No duty to Warn descendants that they may have inherited a serious medical condition) Denning Law Journal 2015
  • Lessons from Germany: Should UK legislation circumnavigate or circumvent the issue of male circumcision? Judgment of the Landgericht Cologne May 7th 2012 and its aftermath. Denning Law Journal 2013
  • The need to re-evaluate incest in the age of assisted reproductive techniques: Stübing v Germany Family Law September 2012
  • ‘The European Court of Justice rules that non-Dutch residents should get a proper cup of coffee, but no pot!’ Nottingham Law Journal 21 (2012), 136-142.
  • Increasing organ supplies: Legislate for 'enforced choice' not 'presumed consent' Medico-Legal Journal 76.2 (July 2008), 56-59
  • ‘Raising our heads above the Parapet? Societal attitudes to assisted suicide and consideration of the need to law reform’ Denning Law Journal 2009
  • ‘Death & the Organ Donor,’ Hektoen International 2nd issue 2011
  • Letter: How about enforced choice? BMJ. 2009; 338: b654

Apprenticeship Assessor, Office for Students

Dr Karen Dyer, Lecturer in Law, k.dyer@londonmet.ac.uk