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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 .

Dr Letsas is currently the Co-Director of the UCL Institute for Human Rights. He is co-convenor of the Oxford-UCL Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy and has co-chaired the Colloquium in Legal and Social Philosophy since 2007. He is also the co-editor of Current Legal Problems , published by 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, the interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), theory of European law, and the bearing of moral and political philosophy on legal theory.

Teaching Summary

Undergraduate
Jurisprudence
Public Law

Graduate
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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