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Prof George Letsas
  • Professor of the Philosophy of Law
  • Faculty of Laws
George Letsas joined the Faculty as Lecturer in Laws in 2006 and was promoted to Reader in 2009. Since 2014, he holds a Chair in the Philosophy of Law at UCL. He holds a PhD in Law (2005) from UCL, an MA in Legal and Political Theory with Distinction (2000) from the Department of Political Science at UCL, and an LLB (1999) from the University of Athens.

Professor Letsas is co-Editor of the Quain Lectures in Jurisprudence (OUP) and Co-Director of the UCL Institute for Human Rights. He is  the Co-Convenor (with Scott Shapiro) of the Yale-UCL Workshop in Legal Philosophy. He was formerly co-Editor of Current Legal Problems (OUP). In 2011-2012 he was Senior Emile Noel Fellow at New York University (NYU).
Research Summary

Professor Letsas holds a chair in the Philosophy of Law at UCL since 2014. His main research interests are in jurisprudence and human rights with particular emphasis on the philosophy of rights, the interpretation of human rights, theory of European law, and the bearing of moral and political philosophy on legal theory.

Teaching Summary

Public Law

International Human Rights Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Theory and Practice of the ECHR

Academic Background
2005 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Law University College London
2001 MA Master of Arts University College London
1999 LLB Bachelor of Laws – Law University of Athens
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