George Pavlakos joined the Faculty of Law in summer 2007 as a Research Professor in Globalisation and Legal Theory. He also holds the chair in Globalisation and Legal Theory at the School of Law, University of Glasgow. From 2001 to 2007 he was the City Solicitors’ Educational Trust Lecturer in Jurisprudence at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. Since 2005 he has been a regular visiting Professor at the chair of Public Law and Legal Philosophy at the Faculty of Law, University of Kiel, Germany.
George studied Law in Athens, Kiel and Edinburgh. During his studies he received scholarships from the Hellenic State Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. In 1995 he was called to the Bar of Athens where he practiced for a short period. In 2005-2006 George was for 18 months an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow. In November 2010 the same foundation awarded him a 3-month research fellowship.
His published work, mainly in the area of legal theory and philosophy, includes several edited collections and a monograph, entitled ‘Our Knowledge of the Law’, published by Hart Publishing. Another monograph in German, under the title ‘Rechtsontologie und praktische Vernunft’, appeared in 2008 in Nomos Verlag. In addition he has published numerous articles in refereed journals and edited volumes. He is general editor of the book series Law and Practical Reason at Hart Publishing and general co-editor of the journal Jurisprudence published by the same publisher.
George is currently working on a research project entitled ‘the Constitution of Globalisation’ which aims to arrive at a comprehensive theory of principles of political morality for global governance, by combining legal doctrine with legal theory. The project is supported by a large Odysseus Grant of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO).
Prof. dr. George Pavlakos
Research Chair in Globalisation and Legal Theory
Centre For Law and Cosmopolitan Values