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George Letsas   GEORGE LETSAS
LLB (Athens), MA (UCL), PhD (UCL); Advocate (Athens Bar)
Reader in Philosophy of Law and Human Rights

contact details:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 4552 | internal: x4552
Email: george.letsas@ucl.ac.uk

George Letsas joined the Faculty in 2006. 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 and Co-Editor (with John Tasioulas) of UCL’s Quain Lecture Series in Jurisprudence, published by Oxford University Press. He was formerly the Co-Editor of Current Legal Problems, published by Oxford University Press. In 2011-2012, he was a Senior Emile Noel Fellow at New York University (NYU), Faculty of Law. Since 2006, he has co-chaired the UCL Colloquium in Legal and Social Philosophy, convened by Ronald Dworkin (1999-2007), G.A. Cohen (2008-2009) and John Tasioulas (2011-).  Between 2006 and 2009 he co-convened (with Nicos Stavropoulos) the Oxford-UCL Colloquium in Legal Philosophy.

Dr Letsas’s main research interests are in jurisprudence and human rights with particular emphasis on the philosophy of human rights, the interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), proportionality and the margin of appreciation, theory of European law, philosophical foundations of contract law, theory of private law, and the philosophy of conventions.



Journal Articles

Chapters in books

Shorter Articles

Forthcoming Articles

SSRN Author Page

Current Teaching
Public Law

International Human Rights Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Theory and Practice of the ECHR

PhD Supervision
George Letsas welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students. He is currently supervising:

• Sarah Nayson
• Rebecca Smith
• Ilias Trispiotis
• Miguel-Jose Lopez Lorenzo


page updated on 23 January, 2014