Staff & Research Students

Here you can find information about the Edinburgh School of Law research students, staff, and Edinburgh alumni in legal theory.

Current Research Students in Legal Theory

Martin Kelly – Re-gilding the ‘Golden’ Rule of Legal Construction

Constanza Salgado – Private property and its public dimension

Richard Latta – International law and the duty to obey

Joaquín Reyes – A Reassessment of Just Price Theory

Ismael Martínez – A New Semantics for the Concept of Law: Making Sense of Theoretical Disagreement from a Positivist Standpoint

Recently Completed Research Students in Legal Theory

Paul Burgess – Rhetorical conceptions of the rule of law: a lesbian rule?

Lucas Miotto Lopes – Covenants and Swords: Coercion in Law

Vinicius Vidor – Reasoning Over Claims of Identity

Felipe Oliveira de Sousa – Reason-giving as an act of recognition

Emily Postan – Defining Ourselves: self-construction and the governance of personal biological information

Aisling McMahon – The Place for a ‘European’ morality in the patenting of biotechnology

Jaime Ubilla Fuenzalida – Reflexive Law and Property Rights: Tackling the Regulatory Trilemma of Ecosystems Conservation

Konstantine Eristavi – Law, Space and the Political Subject

Stephen Bogle – The Emergence of the Will Theory in Scots Contract Law

Alexander Latham – Visions of Self-Government: Constitutional Symbolism and the Question of Judicial Review

Noppadon Detsomboonrut – International Law as a Constitutionalized Legal System

Asanga Welikala – Beyond the Liberal Paradigm: The Constitutional Accommodation of National Pluralism in Sri Lanka’

X. Panagia Voyatzis Hernandez – Changing Hearts and Minds in Mexico: a Cognitive-Jurisprudential Approach to Legal Education Reform in a Legal System in Transition

Francisco Saffie Gatica – Taxes as Practices of Mutual Recognition: Towards a General Theory of Tax Law

Wendy van der Neut – Consensual exploitation : the moral wrong in exploitation and legal restrictions on consensual exploitative transactions

Paolo Sandro – Creation and Application of Law: a Neglected Distinction

Chloe Kennedy – The Influence of Religion on the Development of Scots Criminal Law

Charalampos (Haris) Psarras – Law’s Authority and the Division of Moral Labour between Legislation and Adjudication

Ross Carrick – Court of Justice of the European Union as a Democratic Forum

Tom Flynn – Judicial Review and the Separation of Powers within European Constitutional Pluralism

Elizabeth Shaw – Determinism, Criminal Responsibility and Punishment

Daniel Torres Goncalves – The role of Law Interpretation to the Protection of Digital Identity Rights

Peng He – Law of Lawmaking—A Study of Lawmaking from a Legal Theoretical Point of View

Findlay Stark – Culpable Carelessness: Recklessness and Negligence in Scots and English Criminal Law

Stephen Thomson – Judicial Review in its Scottish Constitutional Context

Staff in Legal Theory

Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law & the Law of Nature and Nations

Claudio Michelon, Professor of the Philosophy of Law

Euan MacDonald, Senior Lecturer in Jurisprudence

Luis Duarte d’Almeida, Professor of Jurisprudence

Zenon Bankowski, Emeritus Professor of Legal Theory

Burkhard Schäfer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory

Sharon Cowan, Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies

Cormac Mac Amhlaigh, Lecturer in Public Law

Maggie O’Brien, Lecturer in Legal Theory

Amalia Amaya Navarro, British Academy Global Professor

Edinburgh Alumni in Legal Theory

There have been some outstanding PhDs in legal theory at Edinburgh. Three out of the six European Awards for the best PhD thesis in Legal Theory have been written at Edinburgh (by Emilios Christodoulidis, Fernando Atria and Scott Veitch). Here is a very brief list (to be updated soon) of some of our alumni:

Fernando Atria

Vito Breda

Emilios Christodoulidis

Maksymilian Del Mar

Randy Gordon

James Maclean

Emmanuel Melissaris

Conrado Hübner Mendes

Claudio Michelon

Robert Moles

Georgos Mousourakis

Oche Onazi

George Pavlakos

Sundram Soosay

Scott Veitch

Kevin Walton