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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


Biography:

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

My work at Cambridge focuses on the judiciary and how it is constituted politically, including whether gender, race, age and background of judges have any palpable effect on the substance of the judgments they deliver. In addition, my research will seek to mete out whether, if at all, UK judges can be usefully placed on a 'political' spectrum, akin to that often attributed to judges in other jurisdictions such as the US Supreme Court.

Other academic interests

  • Human rights law, with a specific interest in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights;
  • Public and administrative law;
  • A developing (although stilll admittedly very embryonic) interest in critical theory, including gender and queer theory. 

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)