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Isra Black



Dr Isra Black
LLB (KCL), Licence-M1 (Paris), MA (KCL), PhD (KCL)


I joined York Law School in September 2016. Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute (2016), and at the Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich (2015). I taught law at King's College London between 2011 and 2015, and bioethics at the University of Chichester between 2013 and 2015. I was a visiting fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University in 2016, and a resident researcher at the Fondation Brocher in Hermance, Switzerland, in 2015 and 2013.

I have an LLB degree in English and French Law from King’s College London, a Licence-M1 in English and French Law from the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, and an MA in Medical Ethics and Law also from King’s College London. I received my PhD in Law and Ethics from King's College London in 2016.



  • Healthcare law
  • Normative jurisprudence
  • Moral philosophy
  • Assisted death
  • Organ transplantation
  • The ethics of motivational interviewing

My research covers and combines healthcare law and philosophy. I have a particular substantive interest in end of life issues.



  • Advanced Legal Skills
  • Introduction to Law and Society
  • Obligations 1
  • Obligations 2
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Medical Law


  • Medicine, Ethics, and the Law

External activities


  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Society for Applied Philosophy
  • International Society for Utilitarian Studies

Contact details

Dr Isra Black
York Law School

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5820