Sebastian Lewis

Sebastian  Lewis

Global Associate Professor of Law
London Law Programme
Home Affiliation: Lecturer in Law and Fellow in Law, Oriel College, University of Oxford and School of Law, University of Surrey

Sebastian Lewis is a Lecturer in Law at Oriel College, Oxford, and Fellow in Law at the University of Surrey.

His areas of research include jurisprudence, legal reasoning, public law, and comparative public law. Sebastian is particularly interested in the philosophical foundations of legal systems, the nature of legal sources, the demands of the rule of law on state officials, and different approaches to the explanation of non-delegated legal authority. He has published in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Jurisprudence, Law & Philosophy, Modern Law Review, and the Journal of Comparative Law. He is also one of the editors of Philosophical Foundations of Precedent (OUP, 2023).

Sebastian teaches jurisprudence, administrative law, constitutional law, and European Union law. His teaching experience includes the University of Oxford, King’s College London, and the LSE.

Sebastian completed his DPhil in Law at the University of Oxford. He is a qualified lawyer in Chile and holds an LLM at Harvard Law School, where he worked in the Harvard International Law Journal and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. He has been a visiting researcher at King’s College London and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law.

Sebastian’s talks and presentations include participations in discussions groups at Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Edinburgh, Maastricht, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law.