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Room: P3

Affiliated Lecturer; Teaching Bye-Fellow and Director of Studies in Law (Jesus College)

PhD in Law (Cantab); LLM (Yale); MA in Philosophy (UCL); Master of Law (Fribourg); Bachelor of Law (Fribourg)

CV / Biography


Raffael Fasel is an Affiliated Lecturer at the Cambridge Law Faculty. He co-lectures the Animal Rights Law half-paper in Part II, the first course of its kind in Europe, which he co-created with Dr Sean Butler (St Edmund's College). He is also Teaching Bye-Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Jesus College.

Raffael researches in constitutional law, legal theory, and animal rights law. In 2021, he was awarded a £440,000 research grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation for his research on constituent power theory, for which is also affiliated with the University of Zurich.

Previously, Raffael was a research fellow at LSE Law School. He completed his PhD in Law on the theory of human and animal rights at the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College), with stints as a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School and the University of Oxford. His PhD was awarded a Yorke Prize by the Cambridge Law Faculty for a thesis of ‘exceptional quality’. He obtained an LLM from Yale Law School on a Fulbright scholarship, an MA in Philosophy from University College London, and holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Law degree from the University of Fribourg.

During his doctoral studies, Raffael co-founded the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law and currently serves as its Executive Director. Raffael is also an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.