Adam Tomkins

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Adam Tomkins
Nationality British
Fields Legal scholar
Institutions University of Glasgow
Alma mater University of East Anglia,
London School of Economics

Professor Adam Tomkins is a British legal scholar and John Millar Professor of Public Law at the School of Law of the University of Glasgow.

Tomkins was educated at the University of East Anglia (LL.B.) and the London School of Economics (LL.M.).[1] He taught at the School of Law of King's College London between 1991 and 2000 and became a fellow at St Catherine's College, Oxford in 2000, before being elected to the John Millar Chair of Law at Glasgow in 2003.[1][2] His research interests lie in constitutional theory and history, British, EU and comparative constitutional law, and republicanism.[2]

Professor Tomkins has published seven books[1] in the areas of constitutional, administrative and European Union law, including two, Public Law (2003) and British Government and the Constitution (2007, with Colin Turpin), which are amongst the most widely used by law students in the United Kingdom.[3]

Professor Tomkins is a member of the group, Republic, a British republican organisation advocating the replacement of the monarchy with a democratically-elected head of state,[4] and has published Our Republican Constitution, a republican re-interpretation of the United Kingdom's constitution[1] which claims that the constitution is deeply influenced by republican principles, despite its monarchic nature.[5]

Professor Tomkins has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Toronto, Queensland and New South Wales and the Australian National University, and has lectured throughout the world.[3] In April 2009, Professor Tomkins became associated with Ampersand, a stable at the Faculty of Advocates, as part of its Ampersand Academics link between practitioners and academics. Professor Douglas Brodie, head of the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh, has also joined this project. In the summer of 2009 he was appointed legal adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee.

He is a supporter of Arsenal F.C..[1]

He plans joint work with Aharon Barak, the former president of Israel's Supreme Court.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e "oxford INTELLECT: Adam Tomkins". University of Oxford. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  2. ^ a b "University of Glasgow :: School of Law :: Adam Tomkins". University of Glasgow School of Law. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Ampersand Academics - Professor Adam Tomkins". Ampersand Advocates. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  4. ^ "Republic: Supporters". Republic. Archived from the original on 31 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  5. ^ " - Our Republican Constitution eBook". Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
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