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Prof George Letsas
Appointment
  • Professor of the Philosophy of Law
  • Faculty of Laws
  • UCL SLASH
Biography

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. He is an affiliate member of the Philosophy Department of UCL.

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). Between 2015 and 2018 he was Vice-Dean (International). Professor Letsas has written for the London Review of Books (LRB), the Times Higher Education (THE), the UK Constitutional Law Blog and Kathimerini.



Recent Publications:


  • 'Proportionality as Fittingness: The Moral Dimension of Proportionality", forthcoming in Current Legal Problems (2019), Oxford University Press.
  • 'How to Argue for Law's Full-Blooded Normativity', forthcoming in Toh, Plunkett & Shapiro (eds), New Essays in Metaethics and Jurisprudence (2019), Oxford University Press
  • 'Law and Polity: Some Philosophical Preliminaries', forthcoming in International Journal of Constitutional Law I.CON (2019), Oxford University Press.
  • 'The Margin of Appreciation Revisited: A Response to Follesdal' in Etinson (ed), Human Rights: Moral or Political? (2018), Oxford University Press.
  • 'The Irrelevance of Religion to Law' in Laborde (ed), Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy (2017), Oxford University Press.


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, human rights theory, constitutional theory, theory of European law, theory of private law and the European Convention on Human Rights. He has written extensively on issues surrounding the interpretation of human rights (margin of appreciation, living instrument, proportionality) and the bearing of moral and political philosophy on legal theory (law and conventions, the normativity of law, pluralism, law and polity). He is the author of A Theory of Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights (OUP) and co-editor of Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law (OUP).

Teaching Summary

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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