Lyubomira Gramcheva is Lecturer in Law. She joined Middlesex University in 2019, having previously been Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. She holds a doctorate in law from the European University Institute, Florence. Lyubomira has also been a visiting researcher at Columbia University, New York. She is a Fellow of Advance HE.
Lyubomira teaches Law of Contract and Business Law. Previously she has also taught Child and Family Law and Modern Issues in Legal Theory (PGR). Her area of research lies at the intersection of law of contract, comparative law and law & economics. She is also interested in learning and teaching research.
Before starting her academic career, Lyubomira worked as an attorney at the Sofia office of the international law firm “Schoenherr Rechtsanwaelte” GmbH where she made her way to the positions of Local Partner, Head of the Real Estate Practice Group and Head of the Intellectual Property Practice Group.
Bulgarian (mother tongue), English (fluent), Italian (intermediate reading, basic speaking and writing), Russian (advanced reading, basic speaking and writing)
Currently, Lyubomira teaches Law of Contract and Business Law. Previously she has also taught Child and Family Law and Modern Issues in Legal Theory (PGR).
Lyubomira is interested in teaching and learning research. She has published on effective feedback and developing self-regulated learners. Currently, she is developing a research project exploring and collecting first-year students’ experiences at the MDX School of Law to strengthen students’ induction at the school. She is particularly interested in students’ engagement strategies and the development of students’ resilience.
Lyubomira’s area of research lies at the intersection of law of contract, comparative law and law and economics. She is particularly interested in contractual remedies which was the subject of her doctoral thesis. She eschews, however, the one-size-fits-all approach of mainstream law and economics and works on developing an innovative interdisciplinary methodology joining New Institutional Economics and comparative law.
Lyubomira’s research has always been driven by her special interest in comparative law. She was involved in the Common Core of European Private Law Project (http://www.common-core.org/) and contributed to the sub-project "Remedies in Contract Law in Europe". She has also contributed to several comparative legal guides to real estate and anti-piracy as well as participated in several comparative collaborative projects of INTA Non-Traditional Marks Committee.
Lyubomira has also developed a research interest in teaching and learning and in particular in students’ engagement strategies and the development of students’ resilience. She has published on effective feedback and developing self-regulated learners.
Gramcheva, Lyubomira (2023) Contractual remedies in Bulgaria. In: Contractual Remedies in Europe. Gsell, Beate and Giliker, Paula and Ruefner, Thomas , eds. Intesentia. (Accepted/In press)
Gramcheva, Lyubomira (2020) The effective feedback challenge: how to begin developing self-regulated learners. In: Meeting the Teaching and Learning Challenges in 21st Century Higher Education: Universal Design. Byrom, Tina , ed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 164-181. ISBN 9781527560154
Gramcheva, Lyubomira (2019) Comparative institutional law and economics: reclaiming economics for socio-legal research. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law , 26 (3). pp. 372-393. ISSN 1023-263X
Gramcheva, Lyubomira (2015) The regulatory function of contract law: A comparative law and economics approach. PhD thesis, European University Institute.