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UK Fellow, Law, elected in 1998

Professor Paul Craig FBA

Law Central Europe European Union
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About this Fellow

Paul Craig was educated at Worcester College, Oxford, where he subsequently became a Fellow and Tutor in law in 1976. He was appointed to a Readership in 1990, and then became an ad hominem Professor in 1996. He was appointed to an established chair in 1998, the Professorship in English law, which is held at St John's College Oxford. He was made an Honorary QC in 2000, and an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn in the same year. He has lectured at many other institutions across the world, including in North America, Europe, China and Australia. He is editor of the Clarendon Law series, co-editor of a monograph series on EU law in Context, and is on the editorial board of various law journals. He is also a delegate of Oxford University Press, and the alternate UK member on the Venice Commission for Law and Democracy. His research interests include Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Comparative Public Law and EU Law, and he has published widely in these areas.



Current post

  • Professor of English Law, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Tutorial Fellow and Lecturer in Law, Worcester College University of Oxford, 1976 - 1990
  • Reader in Law then _ad hominem_ Chair, University of Oxford, 1990 - 1998
  • Professor of English Law, University of Oxford, 1998
  • Professor of English Law, University of Oxford, University of Oxford, 1998


UK, EU and Global Administrative Law: Foundations and Challenges 2015


EU Administrative Law 2012 2nd


The Lisbon Treaty, Law, Politics and Treaty Reform 2010, 2013


Public law and democracy in the UK and the USA 1990


EU Law, Text, Cases and Materials 2015, 6th


Administrative law 2016 8th


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