Richard Ekins

Head of the Judicial Power Project


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Richard Ekins is Head of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project. He is an Associate Professor in the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St John’s College. He also holds a fractional appointment at the TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland. He is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (non-practising), where he has also served as a judge’s clerk. He is a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of Jurisprudence and Public Law Review, and serves as an articles editor for the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. His research interests are in constitutional law and theory, and in political and legal philosophy. His works include The Nature of Legislative Intent (OUP, 2012), and the edited collections, Lord Sumption and the Limits of the Law (Hart Publishing, 2016) and Modern Challenges to the Rule of Law (LexisNexis, 2011). He has published articles in a range of leading journals, and his work has been relied upon by courts, legislators, and officials in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Richard Ekins

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