Professor Conor Gearty FBA
About this Fellow
Conor Gearty was born in Ireland and educated at University College Dublin and Cambridge. He has taught law at Cambridge, King's College London, and LSE where he still works. He writes on human rights, terrorism and civil liberties. Conor Gearty's most recent single-authored book, Liberty and Security (2013) developed the idea of 'neo-democracy' to explain democracy in a neo-liberal age. Recent scholarly publications in the British Journal of Criminology and the European Law Journal have developed this theme. His next book (to be published by Oxford, June 2016) is an analysis of Britain's relationship with the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights, ON FANTASY ISLAND. Conor is also a Barrister, practising law at Matrix Chambers. He lives in north London.
- Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics
- Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2016
The constitutional basis of transnational legal orders, with particular reference to the European Union; the impact of globalisation on law; the relationship between law & security.
General contract law and transactional commercial law, both national and transnational; commercial credit, proprietary security and insolvency; interests in tangible and intangible personal property
Philosophy of law (including private law, public law, and criminal law, as well as law in general); related topics in moral and political philosophy
Company law with an emphasis on corporate finance; UK, EU and international financial regulation