Dr Dimitrios Kyritsis

School of Law
Dr Dimitrios Kyritsis



Dimitrios joined the University of Essex in 2020. Prior to that he was Associate Professor at the University of Reading (2014-20), Lecturer at the University of Sheffield (2007-14), and Hauser Global Law Fellow at New York University (2006-7). His main research interests are in legal and political philosophy, constitutional theory and human rights law. He is the author of Shared Authority: Courts and Legislatures in Legal Theory (Hart 2015) and Where Our Protection Lies: Separation of Powers and Constitutional Review (OUP 2017).


  • DPhil University of Oxford,

  • MPhil University of Oxford,

  • MJur University of Oxford,

  • LLB University of Athens,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Human Rights: Theories and Applications (HU901)

  • Foundations of Public Law (LW103)

  • Jurisprudence (LW301)

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)


Journal articles (14)

Kyritsis, D., (2021). Williams and Rawls in Philadephia. Res Publica. 27 (2), 203-218

Kyritsis, D., (2020). Justifying constitutional review in the legitimacy register, A reply to Bello Hutt, Harel and Klatt. Revus. 42 (42), 1-12

Kyritsis, D., (2017). Re-viewing Shared Authority. Jurisprudence. 8 (3), 676-684

Kyritsis, D., (2016). A New Interpretivist Conception of the Rule of Law. Problema. Anuario de Filosofía y Teoría del Derecho. 1 (10), 91-91

Kyritsis, D., (2015). Intending to Legislate. The Modern Law Review. 78 (1), 164-175

Kyritsis, D., (2015). Law's Province in the Domain of Value. Jurisprudence. 6 (2), 341-348

Kyritsis, D., (2015). Introduction. Jurisprudence. 6 (2), 274-275

Kyritsis, D., (2014). Whatever Works: Proportionality as a Constitutional Doctrine. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 34 (2), 395-415

Kyritsis, D. and Tsakyrakis, S., (2013). Neutrality in the classroom. International Journal of Constitutional Law. 11 (1), 200-217

KYRITSIS, D., (2012). The Persistent Significance of Jurisdiction*. Ratio Juris. 25 (3), 343-367

Kyritsis, D., (2012). Constitutional Review in Representative Democracy. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 32 (2), 297-324

Kyritsis, D., (2008). WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT LEGAL CONVENTIONALISM?. Legal Theory. 14 (2), 135-166

Kyritsis, D., (2007). Principles, Policies and the Power of Courts. Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence. 20 (2), 379-397

Kyritsis, D., (2006). Representation and Waldron's Objection to Judicial Review. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 26 (4), 733-751

Books (4)

Kyritsis, D., Barzun, C., Lakin, S., Visser, MD. and Klatt, M., (2022). The Methodology of Constitutional Theory. Bloomsbury Publishing. 1509933840. 9781509933846

Kyritsis, D., (2017). Where Our Protection Lies. Oxford University Press. 9780199672257

Kyritsis, D., (2017). Where Our Protection Lies Separation of Powers and Constitutional Review. Oxford University Press (OUP). 0199672253. 978-0199672257

Kyritsis, D., (2015). Shared Authority Courts and Legislatures in Legal Theory. Hart Publishing. 1849463891. 978-1849463898

Book chapters (6)

Kyritsis, D., The limits of neutrality in the legal philosophy of Stavros Tsakyrakis

Kyritsis, D., The two lives of law's moral aim. 89- 104

Kyritsis, D., (2022). Constitutional Law as Legitimacy Enhancer. In: The Methodology of Constitutional Theory. Bloomsbury Publishing. 211- 231. 1509933867. 9781509933860

Kyritsis, D., (2021). Semantic sting controversy. In: Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. Editors: Sellers, M. and Kirste, S., . Springer. 1- 6. 978-9400765184

Kyritsis, D., (2018). Is Moralised Jurisprudence Redundant?. In: Unpacking Normativity Conceptual, Normative, and Descriptive Issues. Editors: Himma, KE., Jovanovic, M. and Spaic, B., . Hart Publishing. 3- 15. 1509916245. 9781509916245

Kyritsis, D., (2011). The Normativity of the Practice of Officials. In: New Essays on the Normativity of Law. Editors: Pavlakos, G. and Bertea, S., . Bloomsbury Publishing. 1847316719. 9781847316714

Reports and Papers (2)

Kyritsis, D., (2020). The Two Lives of Law’s Moral Aim

Kyritsis, D., (2019). Williams and Rawls in Philadelphia

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