Alexander (Sandy) Steel

Alexander (Sandy) Steel

Global Professor of Law
London Law Programme

Home Affiliation: Professor of Law and Philosophy of Law, University of Oxford


Sandy Steel is Professor of Law and Philosophy of Law in the Faculty of Law at Oxford and Lee Shau Kee's Sir Man Kam Lo Fellow in Law at Wadham College. He is Visiting Professor at Notre Dame Law School (London). He has held visiting appointments at the University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore, the University of Münster, and New York University.

He's interested in philosophical and doctrinal questions about private law. He has written mainly about torts and private law theory, but also maintains an interest in general jurisprudence and has co-authored (with Nick McBride) a critical guide to the subject: Great Debates in Jurisprudence (Palgrave, 2014, 2nd edn 2018).

In 2016, he was awarded the Modern Law Review's Wedderburn Prize for his article 'Justifying Exceptions to Proof of Causation in Tort Law'.

His work has been cited by the UK Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Canada, and the High Court of Australia.

He is currently busy working on two monographs for OUP, one on omissions liability , and one on the normative foundations of remedial law.