Richard Ashcroft

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Personal Statement: 

Richard Ashcroft is a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science department at the University of California, Berkeley. His primary focus is political theory, but he also has interests in US, UK, and international public law, and in legal philosophy.  He is especially interested in issues pertaining to human rights and the rights of cultural minorities in liberal societies.

Richard was educated at Winchester College, has a B.A. in Theology from Trinity College Oxford, an M.A. in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex, and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a former Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. Prior to coming to Berkeley he spent four years working for a leading UK firm specializing in tax and trust law, and following that, two years working part-time as a legal aid lawyer in south London acting for the homeless and tenants of social housing. 

Primary Subfield: 
Political Theory & Philosophy
Secondary Subfield: 
Public Law & Jurisprudence