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Professor Andrew Le Sueur

Executive Dean (Humanities) - Professor (R)
School of Law
Professor Andrew Le Sueur

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Biography

Andrew Le Sueur became Executive Dean (Faculty of Humanities) in August 2017. He joined the School of Law in August 2013 as Professor of Constitutional Justice and has served as Deputy Head and Head of the School of Law. He is a member of the Jersey Law Commission, currently leading a project on reform of administrative justice in the island. He is a Fellow at UCL Constitution Unit. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law and serves on the executive committees of the UK Constitutional Law Association and the Statute Law Society. He has served as an adviser to several parliamentary select committees, including as legal adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee (2006-09). In April 2011, he was appointed as the specialist adviser to that Committee for their inquiry on the judicial appointments process. Previously he was based at Queen Mary, University of London (Professor of Public Law 2006-13), at Birmingham (Barber Professor of Jurisprudence 2001-2006) and UCL (lecturer and reader 1988-2000). He was the first director of studies at the Institute of Law in Jersey (2009-13). His main research interests are in the broad fields of constitutional and administrative law and justice. Currently he is working on robot government, looking at the constitutional implications of automated decision making. Another project is exploring the challenges faces by tiny legal systems (those serving populations of fewer than 100,000 people). He has a long-standing interest in the role and design of top-level courts, editing and contributing to Building the UK's New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives (OUP 2004).He has written widely on aspects of administrative justice and judicial review. He is a co-author of de Smiths Judicial Review (7th edn), the leading treatise on the subject in England and Wales. He is a co-investigator on the Nuffield Foundation-funded UKAJI project. SSRN page Member of the Jersey Law Commission Fellow, UCL Constitution Unit Bencher, of the Middle Temple Editorial Board, Public Law (editor 2002-11) Door tenant at Brick Court Chambers, 7-8 Essex Street, London Member of the International Association for Judicial Independence and World Peace British representative on the executive committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law Member of the executive committee (and former president) of theUK Constitutional Law Association Member of the Study of Parliament Group 2011-12 Specialist Adviser to House of Lords Constitution Committee for inquiry on judicial appointments leading to Judicial Appointments, 25th Report of 2010-12 (HL Paper 272) 2009-10 Specialist Adviser to House of Commons Justice Committee for inquiry on Crown Dependencies, leading to Crown Dependencies, 8th Report of 2009-10 (HC 56) 2006-2009 Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee, leading to over 30 reports on the constitutional implications of government bills and thematic inquiries 2007 Consultant to the States of Jersey Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel in relation to an inquiry into the role of Centeniers in the Magistrates Court 2003-05, 2006, 2007 Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Committee, in relation to the UK Supreme Court, judicial appointments in England and Wales and the office of Lord Chancellor 2004 Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitutional Reform Bill leading to Report, Session 2003-04 (HL Paper 125

Qualifications

  • LL.B. (Hons) (LSE, University of London)

  • Barrister, of the Middle Temple

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Professor of Constitutional Justice, School of Law University of Essex ( 1/8/2013 - present )

  • Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Essex ( 14/8/2017 - present )

  • Head, School of Law, Law University of Essex ( 1/1/2017 - 1/9/2017 )

Other academic

  • Fellow, Constitution Unit, UCL, University College London ( 1/9/2015 - present )

Research and professional activities

Research interests

British constitutional law

The constitutional role of the judiciary

Administrative law and justice

Judicial review

Constitutional implications of automated decision-making by government &ndash "robot government"

Tiny legal systems (serving populations of fewer than 100,000)

Current research

Co-investigator for a Nuffield Foundation-funded 3-year project establishing the United Kingdom Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI)

Constitutional implications of automated decision-making by government

The legal systems and cultures of tiny jurisdictions (territories with fewer than 100,000 people)

The role of lawyers as individuals and associations (such as bar councils and law societies) in relation to judicial independence.

How the UK Parliament considers proposals for designs of dispute resolution mechanisms (e.g. whether a bill should create rights of appeal to a tribunal, the role of ombudsmen, etc). This is a smaller scale study bridges two themes in my current scholarship: how redress mechanisms are designed and how parliamentarians engage with issues related to the judicial system (broadly conceived).

Conferences and presentations

15 April 2015: paper on robot government presented to roundtable organised in association with the UKCLA and the Study of Parliament Group.

9 January 2015: participated in UKCLA roundtable on constitutional developments of 2014, speaking to this paper on the national justice infrastructure.

16 July 2014: written and oral evidence to House of Lords Constitution Committee inquiry on the office of Lord Chancellor.

23 June 2014: presentation at Second Annual Conference on Teaching Public Law, City University, London (report here)

16-20 June 2014: International Association of Constitutional Law, IXth World Congress, Constitutional Challenges: global and local. Co-convenor of a workshop on immigration and asylum.

21 October 2013: Immovable Property: The issues across sectors, across jurisdictions, Jersey.

2-6 September 2013: UK-China Conference in Public Law: The Rule of Law in Modern Constitutionalism at Renmin University, Beijing.

Publications

Reports and Papers (4)

Le Sueur, AP., (2017). Improving Administrative Redress in Jersey

Le Sueur, AP., (2016). Jersey Law Commission: Consultation Paper on Improving Administrative Redress in Jersey

Le Sueur, A. and Bondy, V., (2012). Designing Redress: A Study About Grievances Against Public Bodies

Le Sueur, A., (2008). A Report on Six Seminars About the UK Supreme Court

Books (9)

Horne, A. and Le Sueur, A., (2016).Parliament: Legislation and Accountability. Hart

Le Sueur, A., Sunkin, M. and Murkens, JEK., (2016).Public Law Text, Cases, and Materials (Third edition). Oxford University Press (OUP). 9780198735380

Le Sueur, AP., Woolf, H., Jowell, J., Hare, I. and Donnelly, C., (2016).De Smith's Judicial Review: 3rd supplement to 7th edition. Sweet & Maxwell. 0414060105. 9780414060104

Woolf, RHL., Jowell, J., Le Sueur, A., Hare, I. and Donnelly, C., (2015).De Smith?s Judicial Review: Second Supplement to the 7th edition. Sweet & Maxwell. 9780414054509

Woolf, RHL., Jowell, J., Le Sueur, A., Hare, I. and Donnelly, C., (2014).De Smith?s Judicial Review: First Supplement to the 7th edition. Sweet & Maxwell. 9780414036673

Woolf, RHL., Jowell, J., Le Sueur, A., Hare, I. and Donnelly, C., (2013).De Smith's Judicial Review (Seventh edition). Sweet & Maxwell. 9780414042155

Le Sueur, A., Sunkin, M. and Murkens, J., (2013).Public Law: Text Cases and Materials (2nd edition). Oxford University Press. 978-0-19-964418-6

Le Sueur, A., (2012).Building the UK's New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives. 9780191698965

Le Sueur, A., Sunkin, M. and Murkens, J., (2010).Public Law: Text Cases and Materials. Oxford University Press. 9780199284191

Chapters (16)

Le Sueur, A., (2016). Robot Government: Automated Decision-Making and its Implications for Parliament. In: Parliament: Legislation and Accountability. Editors: Horen, A. and Le Sueur, A., . Hart

Le Sueur, A., (2015). The foundations of justice. In: The Changing Constitution (8th edition). Editors: Jowell, J., Oliver, D. and O'Cinneide, C., . Oxford University Press

Le Sueur, A., (2014). Administrative litigation in England and wales. In: Administrative Litigation Systems in Greater China and Europe. 163- 190. 9781472436092

Le Sueur, A., (2014). Regulating home ownership and occupation in Jersey: Human Rights Issues. In: Immovable Property: The Issues across sectors, across jurisdictions. Editors: Thomas, M., . Institute of Law. 88- 109. 978-1-908716-35-4

Le Sueur, A., (2013). 'Tradition' in English Administrative Law. In: Administrative Law in Europe: Between Common Principles and National Traditions. Editors: Ruffert, M., . Europa Law Publishing. 19- 34. 9789089521323

Le Sueur, A. and Simson Caird, J., (2013). The House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. In: Parliament and the Law. Editors: Horne, A., Drewry, G. and Oliver, D., . Hart Publishing. 281- 308. 9781849462952

Le Sueur, A., (2011). Administrative Justice and the Resolution of Disputes. In: The Changing Constitution (Seventh Edition ). Editors: Jowell, J. and Oliver, D., . Oxford University Press. 9780199579051

Le Sueur, A., (2011). People as ?Users? and ?Citizens. In: Legitimacy in European Administrative Law Back Legitimacy in European Administrative Law Reform and Reconstruction. Editors: Ruffert, M., . Europa Law Publishing. 27- 48. 9789089520982

Le Sueur, A., (2009). From Appellate Committee to Supreme Court: A Narrative. In: The Judicial House of Lords 1876-2009. 9780191705489

Le Sueur, A., (2009). Constitutional Fundamentals; Fundamental Principles. In: English Public Law (Second Edition ). Editors: Feldman, D., . Oxford University Press. 9780199227938

Le Sueur, A., (2009). The Nature, Powers, and Accountability of Central Government. In: English Public Law (Second Edition ). Editors: Feldman, D., . Oxford University Press. 9780199227938

Le Sueur, A. and Malleson, K., (2008). The judiciary. In: Constitutional Futures Revisited: Britain's Constitution to 2020. 109- 122. 9780230595088

Le Sueur, A., (2007). Administrative justice and the rise of informal dispute resolution in England. In: The Transformation of Administrative Law in Europe. Editors: Ruffert, M., . Sellier European Law Publishers. 9783935808910

Le Sueur, A., (2007). Courts: Tribunals, Ombudsmen, ADR: Administrative Justice, Constitutionalism and Informality. In: The Changing Constitution (6th Edition). Editors: Jowell, J. and Oliver, D., . Oxford University Press. 978-0-19-920511-0

Le Sueur, A., (2007). Entries on: Accountability, Adversary System, Courts, Judges, Judicial Appointments, Judicial Independence, Solicitor General and UK Supreme Court. In: New Oxford Companion to Law. Editors: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J., . Oxford University Press. 9780199290543

Le Sueur, A., (2005). Judicial Autonomy, Human Rights and the Future of the Bailiff. In: A Celebration of Autonomy: 1204-2004, 800 Years of Channel Islands' Law. Editors: Bailhache, P., . Jersey Law Review. 0953590372

Other (2)

Le Sueur, A., (2014).Written and oral evidence to House of Lords Constitution Committee inquiry on the office of Lord Chancellor,House of Lords, United Kingdom

Le Sueur, A., (2013).Parliamentary Accountability and the Judicial System,Oxford University Press

Journals (5)

Le Sueur, A., (2012). Designing Redress: Who Does it, How and Why. Asia Pacific Law Review. 20 (1)

Le Sueur, A., (2008). Gordon Brown?s new constitutional settlement. Public Law. 2008

Le Sueur, A., (2005). The Rise and Ruin of Unreasonableness?. Judicial Review. 10 (1)

Le Sueur, A., (2004). Developing mechanisms for judicial accountability in the UK. Legal Studies. 24 (1-2)

Le Sueur, A., (1996). The Judicial Review Debate: From Partnership to Friction. Government and Opposition. 31 (01)

Grants and funding

2014

UK Administrative Initiative

Nuffield Foundation

Contact

alesueur@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873482

Location:

5S.6.2, Colchester Campus

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