Jacob Rowbottom

Associate Professor of Law; Fellow of University College


Jacob Rowbottom is a qualified barrister who previously worked on the staff of an election campaign for the US Senate. His research interests include media law, freedom of expression and the legal regulation of the democratic process. He writes on a range of topics including the funding of political parties, media regulation, speech on the internet, election campaigns and obscenity laws.


  • Media law
  • Freedom of speech
  • Party funding and political/electoral finance

Media experience

Mr Rowbottom has written for The Guardian, New Statesman, New Republic and various legal blogs. He also has broadcast experience.