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trsa2@cam.ac.uk

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Tel: 338152

M.A., B.C.L. (Oxon.); LL.D. (Cantab.); Barrister (Middle Temple)
Professor of Jurisprudence and Public Law

Interests

Public law: constitutional theory; judicial review; civil liberties. Jurisprudence: legal and political theory.

Publications

 

Books

"The Sovereignty of Law: Freedom, Constitution, and Common Law" (Oxford University Press)

Published:
Jul 2013
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
ISBN:
978-0-19-968506-6

"Constitutional Justice: A Liberal Theory of the Rule of Law" (Oxford University Press)

Published:
Sep 2003
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-926788-0

"Law, Liberty, and Justice: The Legal Foundations of British Constitutionalism" (Oxford: Clarendon Press)

Published:
Dec 1994
Publisher:
Oxford: Clarendon Press
ISBN:
0198259913
ISBN 13:
9780198259916

Articles

"Law, Democracy, and Constitutionalism: Reflections on Evans v Attorney General" Cambridge Law Journal, available on CJO 2016

Citation:
Cambridge Law Journal, available on CJO 2016
Published:
Jan 2016
DOI:
10.1017/S0008197315000951

"Interpretation, Injustice, and Integrity" OJLS 2015

"Justice, Integrity, and the Common Law" Faculty of Law Research Paper 44/2014

Citation:
Faculty of Law Research Paper 44/2014
Published:
Sep 2014

"Politics, Constitutionalism, and the Rule of Law" The World Financial Review (April 2014), 22 - 24

Citation:
The World Financial Review (April 2014), 22 - 24
Published:
Apr 2014

"Questions of Legality and Legitimacy: Form and Substance in British Constitutionalism" Int J Constitutional Law (2011) 9(1): 155 - 62

Citation:
Int J Constitutional Law (2011) 9(1): 155 - 62
Published:
Sep 2011

"Judicial Deference and Judicial Review: Legal Doctrine and Legal Theory" (2011) 127 LQR 96 - 117

Citation:
(2011) 127 LQR 96 - 117
Published:
Feb 2011

"Deference, Defiance, and Doctrine: Defining the Limits of Judicial Review" (2010) 60 U of Toronto LJ 41 - 59

Citation:
(2010) 60 U of Toronto LJ 41 - 59
Published:
Apr 2010

"Law, Justice and Integrity: The Paradox of Wicked Laws" (2009) 29 OJLS 705-28

Citation:
(2009) 29 OJLS 705-28
Published:
Dec 2009

"In Defence of the Common Law Constitution: Unwritten Rights as Fundamental Law" (2009) 22 CJLJ 187 - 203

Citation:
(2009) 22 CJLJ 187 - 203
Published:
Apr 2009

"Rule of Law" New Oxford Companion to Law (OUP, 2008), 1037 - 38

Citation:
New Oxford Companion to Law (OUP, 2008), 1037 - 38
Published:
Apr 2008

"Liberal Democracy" New Oxford Companion to Law (OUP, 2008), 731 - 32

Citation:
New Oxford Companion to Law (OUP, 2008), 731 - 32
Published:
Apr 2008

"The Rule of Law as Liberal Justice" (2006) 56 U of Toronto LJ 283 - 90

Citation:
(2006) 56 U of Toronto LJ 283 - 90
Published:
Apr 2006

"Parliament's Will and the Justice of the Common Law: The Human Rights Act in Constitutional Perspective" (2006) 59 CLP 27 - 50

Citation:
(2006) 59 CLP 27 - 50
Published:
Apr 2006

"Human Rights and Judicial Review: A Critique of 'Due Deference'" [2006] CLJ 671 - 95

Citation:
[2006] CLJ 671 - 95
Published:
Apr 2006

"Legislative Supremacy and Legislative Intention: Interpretation, Meaning, and Authority" [2004] CLJ 685 - 711

Citation:
[2004] CLJ 685 - 711
Published:
Apr 2004

"Legislative Supremacy and Legislative Intent: A Reply to Professor Craig" (2004) 24 OJLS 563 - 83

Citation:
(2004) 24 OJLS 563 - 83
Published:
Apr 2004

"Doctrine and Theory in Administrative Law: An Elusive Quest for the Limits of Jurisdiction" [2003] Public Law 429 - 54

Citation:
[2003] Public Law 429 - 54
Published:
Apr 2003

"Constitutional Dialogue and the Justification of Judicial Review" (2003) 23 OJLS 563 - 84

Citation:
(2003) 23 OJLS 563 - 84
Published:
Apr 2003

"The Constitutional Foundations of Judicial Review: Conceptual Conundrum or Interpretative Inquiry?" [2002] CLJ 87 - 125

Citation:
[2002] CLJ 87 - 125
Published:
Apr 2002

"The Politics of the British Constitution: A Response to Professor Ewing" [2000] PL 374 - 83

Citation:
[2000] PL 374 - 83
Published:
Apr 2000

"The Rule of Law as the Rule of Reason: Consent and Constitutionalism" (1999) 115 LQR 221 - 44

Citation:
(1999) 115 LQR 221 - 44
Published:
Apr 1999

"Fuller, Lon Luvois (1902 - 1978)" New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (Macmillan 1998) 2, 179 - 82

Citation:
New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (Macmillan 1998) 2, 179 - 82
Published:
Apr 1998

"Procedural Fairness and the Duty of Respect" (1998) 18 OJLS 497 - 515

Citation:
(1998) 18 OJLS 497 - 515
Published:
Apr 1998

"Rule of Law (Rechtsstaat)" Encyclopaedia of Philosophy (Routledge 1998) 8, 388 - 391

Citation:
Encyclopaedia of Philosophy (Routledge 1998) 8, 388 - 391
Published:
Apr 1998

"The Rule of Law" New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (Macmillan 1998) 3, 369 - 381

Citation:
New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (Macmillan 1998) 3, 369 - 381
Published:
Apr 1998

"Parliamentary Sovereignty: Law, Politics, and Revolution" (1997) 113 LQR 443 - 52

Citation:
(1997) 113 LQR 443 - 52
Published:
Apr 1997

"Citizenship and Obligation: Civil Disobedience and Civil Dissent" [1996] CLJ 89 - 121

Citation:
[1996] CLJ 89 - 121
Published:
May 1996

"Public Interest Immunity and Ministers' Responsibilities" [1993] Crim LR 660 - 68

Citation:
[1993] Crim LR 660 - 68
Published:
May 1993

"Justice and Fairness in Law's Empire" [1993] CLJ 64 - 88

Citation:
[1993] CLJ 64 - 88
Published:
May 1993

"Discovery of Cabinet Documents: The Northern Land Council Case" (1992) 14 Sydney LR 230 - 40

Citation:
(1992) 14 Sydney LR 230 - 40
Published:
May 1992

"Disclosure of Journalists' Sources, Civil Disobedience and the Rule of Law" [1991] CLJ 131 - 62

Citation:
[1991] CLJ 131 - 62
Published:
May 1991

"Constitutional Rights and Common Law" (1991) 11 OJLS 453 - 80

Citation:
(1991) 11 OJLS 453 - 80
Published:
May 1991

"Freedom of Speech and Judicial Review" (1991) 141 NLJ 683 - 85

Citation:
(1991) 141 NLJ 683 - 85
Published:
May 1991

"Australian Constitutionalism: Legitimacy, Will and Reason" (1988) 51 MLR 258 - 67

Citation:
(1988) 51 MLR 258 - 67
Published:
May 1988

"Dworkin and Dicey: The Rule of Law as Integrity" (1988) 8 OJLS 266 - 77

Citation:
(1988) 8 OJLS 266 - 77
Published:
May 1988

"Pragmatism and Theory in Public Law" (1988) 104 LQR 422 - 47

Citation:
(1988) 104 LQR 422 - 47
Published:
May 1988

"Legal Privilege and the Principle of Fairness in the Criminal Trial" [1987] Crim LR 449 - 59

Citation:
[1987] Crim LR 449 - 59
Published:
May 1987

"Law, Convention, Prerogative: Reflections Prompted by the Canadian Constitutional Case" [1986] CLJ 305 - 20

Citation:
[1986] CLJ 305 - 20
Published:
May 1986

"Legislative Supremacy and the Rule of Law: Democracy and Constitutionalism" [1985] CLJ 111 - 43

Citation:
[1985] CLJ 111 - 43
Published:
Jun 1985

"The Limits of Parliamentary Sovereignty" [1985] PL 614 - 29

Citation:
[1985] PL 614 - 29
Published:
Jun 1985

"Abuse of Power and Public Interest Immunity: Justice, Rights and Truth" (1985) 101 LQR 200 - 216

Citation:
(1985) 101 LQR 200 - 216
Published:
Jun 1985

"A Right to Pornography?" (1983) 3 OJLS 376 - 81

Citation:
(1983) 3 OJLS 376 - 81
Published:
Jun 1983

"Parliamentary Sovereignty: Lord Denning's Dexterous Revolution" (1983) 3 OJLS 22 - 33

Citation:
(1983) 3 OJLS 22 - 33
Published:
Jun 1983

Book Chapters

"The Rule of Law as the Rule of Private Law" in Lisa M Austin and Dennis Klimchuk, Private Law and the Rule of Law (Oxford University Press, 2014) (Ed), pp. 67 - 91

Publisher:
Oxford University Press, 2014
Pages:
67 - 91
Published Date:
Mar 2015
Co-Author/s:
Lisa M Austin and Dennis Klimchuk

"Freedom, Equality, Legality" in James R. Silkenat, James E. Hickey Jr, Peter D. Barenboim, The Legal Doctrines of the Rule of Law and the Legal State (Rechtsstaat) (Springer, 2014) (Ed), pp. 155 - 169

Publisher:
Springer, 2014
Pages:
155 - 169
Published Date:
Jul 2014
Co-Author/s:
James R. Silkenat, James E. Hickey Jr, Peter D. Barenboim

"Democracy, Legality, and Proportionality" in Grant Huscroft, Bradley W. Miller, & Gregoire Webber, Proportionality and the Rule of Law: Rights, Justification, Reasoning (Cambridge University Press, 2014) (Ed), pp. 205 - 33

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, 2014
Pages:
205 - 33
Published Date:
Jun 2014
Co-Author/s:
Grant Huscroft, Bradley W. Miller, & Gregoire Webber

"Accountability to Law" in Nicholas Bamforth and Peter Leyland, Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2013) (Ed), pp. 77 - 104

Publisher:
Oxford University Press, 2013
Pages:
77 - 104
Published Date:
Dec 2013
Co-Author/s:
Nicholas Bamforth and Peter Leyland

"Constitutional Rights and the Rule of Law" in Matthias Klatt, Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy (OUP, 2012) (Ed), pp. 132 - 151

Publisher:
OUP, 2012
Pages:
132 - 151
Published Date:
Mar 2012
Co-Author/s:
Matthias Klatt

"Constitutional Justice and the Concept of Law" in Grant Huscroft, Expounding the Constitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory (CUP, 2008) (Ed), pp. 219 - 44

Publisher:
CUP, 2008
Pages:
219 - 44
Published Date:
Apr 2010
ISBN 13:
978-0521173346
Co-Author/s:
Grant Huscroft

"Text, Context, and Constitution: The Common Law as Public Reason" in Douglas E Edlin, Common Law Theory (CUP, 2007) (Ed), pp. 185 - 203

Publisher:
CUP, 2007
Pages:
185 - 203
Published Date:
Apr 2010
ISBN 13:
978-0521176156
Co-Author/s:
Douglas E Edlin

"Common Law Reason and the Limits of Judicial Deference" in David Dyzenhaus, The Unity of Public Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2004) (Ed), pp. 289 - 306

Publisher:
Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2004
Pages:
289 - 306
Published Date:
Apr 2004
ISBN 13:
978-1841134345
Co-Author/s:
David Dyzenhaus

"Common Law Constitutionalism and Freedom of Speech" in Jack Beatson & Yvonne Cripps, Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information: Essays in Honour of Sir David Williams (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2000) (Ed), pp. 17 - 34

Publisher:
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2000
Pages:
17 - 34
Published Date:
Apr 2000
ISBN 13:
978-0198268390
Co-Author/s:
Jack Beatson & Yvonne Cripps

"The Rule of Law as the Foundation of Judicial Review" in Christopher Forsyth, Judicial Review and the Constitution (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2000) (Ed), pp. 413 - 19

Publisher:
Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2000
Pages:
413 - 19
Published Date:
Apr 2000
ISBN 13:
978-1841131054
Co-Author/s:
Christopher Forsyth

"Fairness, Equality, Rationality: Constitutional Theory and Judicial Review" in Christopher Forsyth & Ivan Hare, The Golden Metwand and the Crooked Cord: Essays in Honour of Sir William Wade QC (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1998) (Ed), pp. 15 - 37

Publisher:
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1998
Pages:
15 - 37
Published Date:
Apr 1998
ISBN 13:
978-0198264699
Co-Author/s:
Christopher Forsyth & Ivan Hare

"The Common Law as Constitution: Fundamental Rights and First Principles" in Cheryl Saunders, Courts of Final Jurisdiction: The Mason Court in Australia (Federation Press, 1996) (Ed), pp. 146 - 66

Publisher:
Federation Press, 1996
Pages:
146 - 66
Published Date:
Apr 1996
ISBN 13:
978-1862872066
Co-Author/s:
Cheryl Saunders

"Equality and Moral Independence: Private Morality and Public Law" in Ian Loveland, A Special Relationship? American Influences on Public Law in the UK (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996) (Ed), pp. 47 - 78

Publisher:
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996
Pages:
47 - 78
Published Date:
Mar 1996
Co-Author/s:
Ian Loveland

"The Concept of Fair Trial" in Elspeth Attwooll and David Goldberg, Criminal Justice (Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, Beiheft 63, 1995) (Ed), pp. 27 - 41

Pages:
27 - 41
Published Date:
May 1995
Co-Author/s:
Elspeth Attwooll and David Goldberg

"Fairness, Truth and Silence: The Criminal Trial and the Judge's Exclusionary Discretion" in Hyman Gross and Ross Harrison, Jurisprudence: Cambridge Essays (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1992) (Ed), pp. 149 - 71

Publisher:
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1992
Pages:
149 - 71
Published Date:
May 1992
Co-Author/s:
Hyman Gross and Ross Harrison

Book Reviews

Forms Liberate: Reclaiming the Jurisprudence of Lon L Fuller, by Kristen Rundle (Hart, Oxford, 2012) [2013] CLJ 753 - 56

Published:
Feb 2014

Political Constitutionalism: A Republican Defence of the Constitutionality of Democracy, by Richard Bellamy (CUP, 2007) [2008] CLJ 423 - 426

Published:
Jul 2008

Our Republican Constitution, by Adam Tomkins (Hart, Oxford, 2005) [2006] PL 172 - 175

Published:
Mar 2006

The Ultimate Rule of Law, by David Beatty (OUP, 2004) (2005) 16 KCLJ 229 - 34

Published:
Aug 2005

Does the United Kingdom Still have a Constitution?, by Anthony King (Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2001) (2002) 118 LQR 154

Published:
Jul 2002

Recrafting the Rule of Law: the Limits of Legal Order, by (ed) David Dyzenhaus (Hart, Oxford, 1999) [2000] PL 340

Published:
Jul 2000