Dr Paul Burgess
Senior Teaching Fellow in Public Law & Human Rights Law
Faculty of Laws
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2018
Paul's main research area relates to the concept of the Rule of Law. In particular, he is interested in the change in Rule of Law conceptions over time. In thinking about the Rule of Law in its broadest terms, he takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes ideas from legal theory, legal history, constitutional theory, political philosophy, and intellectual history.
Paul teaches - lectures and tutorials - in the first year Public Law course. He is also module convenor for the postgraduate Constitutional Theory course. In previous years, he has also taught into UCL's undergraduate and postgraduate Human Rights courses.
Paul completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh after obtaining an LLM (Legal Theory) from NYU. His first law degree was a JD from the University of Queensland. Prior to his turn to academia, Paul was a solicitor in Brisbane (in commercial litigation) and, before that, also had careers in both academic publishing and the police force.