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Lewis Alexandar Graham

Lewis Alexandar Graham

Department: Law

Supervisors: Professor Mark Elliott and Dr David Erdos

College: Pembroke

AHRC Subject Area: Law

Thesis title: (provisional) The Politics of the Judiciary in the Modern UK Supreme Court


Prior to starting my work at Cambridge, I obtained a Distinction in the BCL at the University of Oxford, after ranking first in my undergraduate law degree at University of Bristol. 

My academic work revolves around courts, judges and politics. My thesis focuses on whether the judges of the UK Supreme Court behave in a way which can be fairly described as 'political' but I am interested in the work of courts and judges more generally, including: the malleability of case law; the status and deployment of legal precedent; the exercise of judicial discretion; the phenomenon of dissent and research on judicial personalities more generally. Of particular interest to me are the UK judiciary, US Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. 

Other academic interests

  • Human rights law, with a special interest in the the European Court of Human Rights;
  • Public and administrative law;
  • Legislation 
  • Politics and law.

Key Publications

Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights in Post-9/11 Britain: Between Liberty and Security? (provisional title), with Professor Steven Greer & Professor Lindsey Bell (CUP, forthcoming)