Trevor Allan (legal philosopher)
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|Occupation||Professor of law|
|Title||Professor of Jurisprudence and Public Law|
|Sub-discipline||Jurisprudence, public law|
|Institutions||Pembroke College, Cambridge|
|Main interests||constitutional theory, civil liberties, legal and political theory|
Trevor Robert Seaward Allan, FBA (born 9 May 1955) is Professor of Jurisprudence and Public Law at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Pembroke College. His views are most notable for challenging constitutional orthodoxy in the United Kingdom, particularly in his redefinition of the scope of parliamentary sovereignty.
Education and career
Allan was educated at St Albans School and Worcester College, Oxford, where he received a MA in Jurisprudence and a BCL. He also holds a LLD from Cambridge University. He was called to the bar by the Middle Temple in 1970.
His books include Constitutional Justice: A Liberal Theory of the Rule of Law (OUP), Law, Liberty, and Justice: The Legal Foundations of British Constitutionalism (Clarendon Paperback), and the Sovereignty of Law: Freedom, Constitution, and Common Law (OUP).
Allan's view is that the rule of law occupies a superior position to parliamentary sovereignty in the constitutional hierarchy. He develops this view in The Sovereignty of Law: Freedom, Constitution and Common Law.
- "British Academy announces new President and elects 66 new Fellows". The British Academy. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
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