Hilary Lim has taught at UEL for over twenty years. She was awarded an ESRC scholarship for her studies leading to an MA in Law and Sociology. Hilary's PhD was entitled 'Mapping Welfare Rights'. Hilary has supervised several PhD students through to completion, most notably students studying as part of a Dfid funded Project to enhance women's rights in Bangladesh. She is currently supervising doctoral students working in the areas of Islamic inheritance law, domestic violence, and children's rights. She has examined a number of PhD theses, both internally and externally. Hilary has been an external examiner for the LLB Programmes at the University of Bournemouth and Southampton Institute, and most recently at the University of Kent.