LLM Programme

Stephen Guest   STEPHEN GUEST
BA, LLB, BLitt, PhD, Barrister (Inner Temple) and Barrister & Solicitor (N.Z High Court)
Emeritus Professor of Legal Philosophy
Principal Research Associate

contact details:
phone: +44 (0)20 7679 1444 | internal: x21444
email: s.guest@ucl.ac.uk

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Full details of Stephen Guest profile are on his personal website at www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctlsfd

Stephen Guest taught Logic in the Department of Philosophy at Otago University in New Zealand for two years in the early seventies before becoming a research student of Ronald Dworkin at University College Oxford. In 1975 he was appointed to a lectureship at UCL and in 1980 became Sub-Dean and Faculty Tutor for five years and then Reader in Legal Theory in 1992. He has been Vice-Dean and Deputy Head of Department and Director of Research Students.

Current Teaching
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (view course site on the Jurisprudence @ UCL website)

PhD Supervision
Stephen Guest is supervising the following PhD students:

  • Leto Cariolou, who is writing on the idea of interpretation.
  • Diana Constantinescu, who is writing on the jurisprudence of sentencing.
  • Alex Green, who is writing on the interpretive nature of statehood.
  • Viky Martzoukou, who is writing on positive obligations of the state under European human rights.

Recently, five of Stephen's doctoral students received their PhDs:

  • George Letsas, who wrote on the philosophical foundations of Dworkin's theory of truth and objectivity and a an interpretivist approach to ECHR case law. He is now Reader in Philosophy of Law and Human Rights at UCL.
  • Eva Pils, who wrote on the diversity of approaches to good judging and dispute resolution, in particular the Chinese method of dispute resolution. She was assistant professor of law at Cornell University and she is now an Associate Professor at the CUHK in Hong Kong
  • Emmanuel Voyiakis, who wrote on the protection of reasonable expectation in international law. He is presently a lecturer at Brunel University.
  • Octavio Ferraz, who wrote on the philosophical foundations and legal protection of social and economic rights. He is presently an assistant professor at Warwick University, Law School.
  • Tomas Vial, who wrote on the application of Dworkinian interpretivism to the Chilean Constitution with special reference to the right to information.  He is presently a professor at the Instituto de Estudios Politicos (IDEP) in Santiago in Chile.



A brief summary of Professor Stephen Guest Publications can be found here:

A list of Professor Stephen Guests publications is given below in date order;

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