Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, LLB, LLM, PhD, has read Law in Thessaloniki, Greece, as well as in other European cities. He completed his LLM at King's College, London, and his PhD at Birkbeck College, London.

He is Professor of Law & Theory and Director of The Westminster Law & Theory Lab, an international research centre in the heart of London with a vibrant series of events, publications, internships and research clusters.

Andreas's research interests are radically interdisciplinary and include critical legal theory, sociolegal studies, autopoiesis, philosophy, psychoanalysis, architecture, geography, art, ecophilosophy, object-oriented ontology, theology, phenomenology, and their critical instances of confluence. He has been invited to talk about his research in various institutions around the world.

Andreas has been awarded the Oxford University Press National Law Teacher of the Year Award 2011. He has since been invited to join the Judging Panel of the Award, which he has gratefully accepted. In 2016 he has been awarded the IUCN Distinguished Environmental Law Education Global Award 2016.

He retains professorial affiliations with The Copenhagen Business School, Centre for Management, Politics and Philosophy, and the Department of Design and Planning in Complex Environments, IUAV, Venice. In his spare time, Andreas is also an artist, focusing on photography, text pieces and performance under the name picpoet.

Andreas is the convener of the following modules:

International Environmental Law (LLM) Environment and Contemporary Legal Theory (LLB) Philosophy of Law (LLB)

He also teaches Property Law and EU Law, as well as contributing to Law and Religion; People, Property and Culture; and Law and Culture.

Andreas is the Law School's Doctoral Research Programme Director, and the Doctoral Training co-ordinator for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Andreas is currently supervising the following PhD students:

Eliza Watt (Cyberattacks and Privacy)

Simon McLeod (War and Deleuze/poststructuralist philosophy)

Anne-Claire Bernard (Environmental Law and CSR)

Olalekan Bello (Environmental Law and Theory)

Andreas has successfully supervised to completion the following PhD students:

Dr Isaac Kebreab (International Law)

Dr Laura Niada (Access to Pharmaceuticals in Africa)

Dr Kay Lalor (Sexuality, Social Movements and Deleuze)

Dr Hans von Rettig (Systems Theory and Environmental Organisations) 

Dr Andrea Pavoni (Spatial Justice and Mega-events) 

Dr Debdatta Chowdhury (Geopolitical Borders and Indian Partition)

Dr Caterina Nirta (Deleuze, Space and Transsexuality)

Dr Pravin Jeyaraj (Luhmann and Environmental Law)

Dr Victoria Brooks (Space, Law and Sexuality)

He welcomes expressions of interest for Doctoral Supervision in areas such as Law and Theory, Law and Art, Systems Theory/Critical Autopoiesis, Deleuze and the Law, Space, Geography and Law, Spatial Justice, Materiality, Object-Oriented Ontology, Sensory Jurisprudence, Environmental Law, International Law, amongst other areas of research interest.

Andreas's research is radically interdisciplinary. He is interested in approaching law and normativity through various disciplines, notably geography, architecture, art, philosophy, political theory and ecology, and through such strands of thought as autopoiesis, Deleuzian studies, feminism, object-oriented ontology and new materialism.

He is the School's Doctoral Research Director, and the Staff and Graduate Students Research Seminars Convener.

He is the editor (with Professor Christian Borch) of the Routledge series Space, Materiality and the Normative

Doctoral Supervision: Andreas welcomes expressions of interest in areas such as Law and Theory, Systems Theory/Critical Autopoiesis, Deleuze and the Law, Space, Geography and Law, Spatial Justice, Materiality, Object-Oriented Ontology, Sensory Jurisprudence, Environmental Law, amongst other areas of research interest.

2017

'Critical Environmental Law as Method in the Anthropocene (2017)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2017. 'Critical Environmental Law as Method in the Anthropocene. in: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas and Brooks, V. (ed.) Research Methods in Environmental Law: A Handbook Edward Elgar.
Critical Environmental Law in the Anthropocene (2017)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2017. Critical Environmental Law in the Anthropocene. in: Kotzé, L.J. (ed.) Reimagining Environmental Law and Governance for the Anthropocene Oxford Hart.
Spatial justice in a world of violence (2017)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2017. Spatial justice in a world of violence. in: Butler, C. and Mussawir, E. (ed.) Spaces of Justice: Peripheries, Passages, Appropriations London Routledge. pp. 21-36

2016

Lively Agency: Life and Law in the Anthropocene (2016)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2016. Lively Agency: Life and Law in the Anthropocene. in: Braverman, I. (ed.) Animals, Biopolitics, Law: Lively Legalities London Routledge. pp. 193-210
The Spatial Justice of Dispossession: Four Lessons (2016)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2016. The Spatial Justice of Dispossession: Four Lessons. in: Bieniek, M. and Miśniakiewicz, M. (ed.) Dispossession: Wroclaw Cultural Capital of Europe 2016 Exhibition Catalogue Wroclaw Biuro Festiwalowe IMPART 2016. pp. 79-88
Lively Agency: Life and Law in the Anthropocene (2016)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2016. Lively Agency: Life and Law in the Anthropocene. in: Braverman, I. (ed.) Animals, Biopolitics, Law: Lively Legalities London Routledge. pp. 193-210

2015

Conclusions: A Sociolegal Metatheory (2015)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2015. Conclusions: A Sociolegal Metatheory. in: Cowan, D. and Wincott, D. (ed.) Exploring the 'Legal' in Socio-Legal Studies Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 245-256
Milieu, Territory, Atmosphere: New Spaces of Knowledge (2015)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2015. Milieu, Territory, Atmosphere: New Spaces of Knowledge. in: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas and Cusinato, A. (ed.) Knowledge-creating Milieus: Firms, Cities and Territories Springer. pp. 79-95
Epistemologies of Doubt (2015)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2015. Epistemologies of Doubt. in: Grear, A. and Kotze, L. (ed.) Research Handbook On Human Rights And The Environment Cheltenham Edward Elgar.
Actors or spectators? Vulnerability and critical environmental law (2015)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2015. Actors or spectators? Vulnerability and critical environmental law. in: Grear, A. and Grant, E. (ed.) Thought, Law, Rights and Action in the Age of Environmental Crisis Cheltenham Edward Elgar.

2013

Luhmann encountered (2013)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas and La Cour, A. 2013. Luhmann encountered. in: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas and La Cour, A. (ed.) Luhmann observed: radical theoretical encounters Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 1-18
The normativity of animal atmosphere (2013)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2013. The normativity of animal atmosphere. in: Otomo, Y. and Mussawir, E. (ed.) Law and the question of the animal: a critical jurisprudence London Routledge. pp. 149-165
The autopoietic fold: critical autopoiesis between Luhmann and Deleuze (2013)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2013. The autopoietic fold: critical autopoiesis between Luhmann and Deleuze. in: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas and La Cour, A. (ed.) Luhmann observed: radical theoretical encounters Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 60-84
Spatial justice in the lawscape (2013)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2013. Spatial justice in the lawscape. in: Brighenti, A. (ed.) Urban interstices: the aesthetics and the politics of the in-between Ashgate. pp. 87-102
Actors or spectators? Vulnerability and critical environmental law (2013)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2013. Actors or spectators? Vulnerability and critical environmental law. in: Grear, A. (ed.) Human rights and the environment: in search of a new relationship Oñati Oñati Socio-Legal Series.

2012

Mapping the lawscape: spatial law and the body (2012)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2012. Mapping the lawscape: spatial law and the body. in: Bankowski, Z., Del Mar, M. and Maharg, P. (ed.) The arts and the legal academy: beyond text in legal education Aldershot Ashgate.
Law, space, bodies: the emergence of spatial justice (2012)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2012. Law, space, bodies: the emergence of spatial justice. in: De Sutter, L. and McGee, K. (ed.) Deleuze and law Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press. pp. 90-110
Donner la culpabilité (2012)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2012. Donner la culpabilité. in: Sueur, J.J. (ed.) La transgression Bruxelles Bruylant.

2011

Repetition, or the awnings of justice (2011)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2011. Repetition, or the awnings of justice. in: Ben-Dor, O. (ed.) Law and art: justice, ethics and aesthetics Routledge.
Towards a critical environmental law (2011)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2011. Towards a critical environmental law. in: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas (ed.) Law and ecology: new environmental foundations London Routledge. pp. 18-38
Suspension of suspension: notes on the hybrid (2011)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2011. Suspension of suspension: notes on the hybrid. in: Akerstrom Andersen, N. and Sand, I. (ed.) Hybrid forms of governance: self-suspension of power London Palgrave Macmillan.
Looking for the space between law and ecology (2011)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2011. Looking for the space between law and ecology. in: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas (ed.) Law and ecology: new environmental foundations London Routledge. pp. 1-17
Critical autopoiesis: the environment of the law (2011)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2011. Critical autopoiesis: the environment of the law. in: De Vries, U. and Francot, L. (ed.) Law's environment: critical legal perspectives Eleven International Publishing.

2009

The successful failing of legal theory (2009)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2009. The successful failing of legal theory. in: Dhanda, A. and Parashar, A. (ed.) Decolonisation of legal knowledge Delhi Routledge India.
The limits of ignorance (2009)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2009. The limits of ignorance. in: Parashar, A. and Dhanda, A. (ed.) Decolonisation of legal knowledge in India India Routledge.

2008

When 'no' means 'yes': a constitution for Europe and the limits of ignorance (2008)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2008. When 'no' means 'yes': a constitution for Europe and the limits of ignorance. in: Petersen, H., Kjaer, A.L., Krunke, H. and Madsen, M.R. (ed.) Paradoxes of European legal integration Aldershot Ashgate. pp. 29-44
In-enviroment of law (2008)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2008. In-enviroment of law. in: Dasgupta, R. (ed.) Cultural practices, political possibilities Newcastle Cambridge Scholars. pp. 218-232

2007

In the lawscape (2007)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2007. In the lawscape. in: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas (ed.) Law and the city Abingdon Routledge-Cavendish.
Fear in the lawscape (2007)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2007. Fear in the lawscape. in: Priban, J. (ed.) Liquid society and its law Aldershot Ashgate. pp. 79-100
Brazilia: utopia postponed (2007)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2007. Brazilia: utopia postponed. in: Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas (ed.) Law and the city Abingdon Routledge-Cavendish.

2006

On the line of the horizon: anxiety in de Chirico's metaphysical landscapes (2006)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2006. On the line of the horizon: anxiety in de Chirico's metaphysical landscapes. in: Ricci, G.R. (ed.) Cultural Landscapes USA Transaction Publishers.
Dealing (with) paradoxes: on law, justice and cheating (2006)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2006. Dealing (with) paradoxes: on law, justice and cheating. in: King, M. and Thornhill, C. (ed.) Luhmann on law and politics: critical appraisals and applications Oxford, UK Hart. pp. 217-233

2004

Caspian catachreses: environmental transplanting and integration in a space of flows (2004)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2004. Caspian catachreses: environmental transplanting and integration in a space of flows. in: Bantekas, I., Paterson, J. and Suleimenov, M. (ed.) Oil and gas law in Kazakhstan: national and international perspectives The Hague, Netherlands Kluwer Law International.
Boundaries of exclusions past: the memory of waste (2004)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A. 2004. Boundaries of exclusions past: the memory of waste. in: Lippens, R. (ed.) Imaginary boundaries of justice: social and legal justice across disciplines Oxford, UK Hart. pp. 469-495

2016

Withdrawing from atmosphere: An ontology of air partitioning and affective engineering (2016)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2016. Withdrawing from atmosphere: An ontology of air partitioning and affective engineering. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 34 (1), pp. 150-167.
Flesh of the Law: Material Metaphors (2016)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2016. Flesh of the Law: Material Metaphors. Journal of Law and Society. 43 (1), pp. 45-65.
Withdrawing from Atmosphere: An Ontology of Air partitioning and Affective Engineering (2016)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2016. Withdrawing from Atmosphere: An Ontology of Air partitioning and Affective Engineering. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 34 (1), pp. 150-167.

2015

“An Absurdly Quiet Spot”: The Spatial Justice of WW1 Fraternizations (2015)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2015. “An Absurdly Quiet Spot”: The Spatial Justice of WW1 Fraternizations. Critical Analysis of Law. 2 (2), pp. 350-362.
Vulnerable Bodies, Vulnerable Systems (2015)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas and Webb, T. 2015. Vulnerable Bodies, Vulnerable Systems. International Journal of Law in Context. 11 (4), pp. 444-461.
Critical Socio-legal Engagements with Systems Thinking (2015)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas and Webb, T. 2015. Critical Socio-legal Engagements with Systems Thinking. International Journal of Law in Context. 11 (4), pp. 381-383.

2014

Critical autopoiesis and the materiality of law (2014)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2014. Critical autopoiesis and the materiality of law. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. 27 (2), pp. 389-418.
The movement of spatial justice/Il movimento della giustizia spaziale (2014)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2014. The movement of spatial justice/Il movimento della giustizia spaziale. Mondi Migranti. 8, pp. 1-13.

2013

Atmospheres of law: senses, affects, lawscapes (2013)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2013. Atmospheres of law: senses, affects, lawscapes. Emotion, Space and Society. 7, pp. 35-44.
The world without outside (2013)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2013. The world without outside. Angelaki: journal of the theoretical humanities. 18 (4), pp. 165-177.

2012

The Triveneto transhumance: law, land, movement (2012)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2012. The Triveneto transhumance: law, land, movement. Politica & Società. 3, pp. 447-468.

2011

Law’s spatial turn: geography, justice and a certain fear of space (2011)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2011. Law’s spatial turn: geography, justice and a certain fear of space. Law, culture and the humanities. 7 (2), pp. 187-202.
The sound of a breaking string: critical environmental law and ontological vulnerability (2011)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2011. The sound of a breaking string: critical environmental law and ontological vulnerability. Journal of Human Rights and the Environment. 2 (1), pp. 5-22.
Giving guilt: the aneconomy of law and justice (2011)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2011. Giving guilt: the aneconomy of law and justice. Distinktion. 12 (1), pp. 79-93.

2010

Spatial justice: law and the geography of withdrawal (2010)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2010. Spatial justice: law and the geography of withdrawal. International Journal of Law in Context. 6 (3), pp. 201-216.

2009

Moment of stasis: the successful failure of a constitution for Europe (2009)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2009. Moment of stasis: the successful failure of a constitution for Europe. European Law Journal. 15 (3), pp. 309-323.
Book review: Philosophy and the city: classic to contemporary writings (2009)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2009. Book review: Philosophy and the city: classic to contemporary writings. Urban Studies. 46 (3), pp. 713-714.

2008

Book review: Jiří Přibáň, legal symbolism: on law, time and European identity (2008)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2008. Book review: Jiří Přibáň, legal symbolism: on law, time and European identity. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. 21 (2), pp. 185-188.
On absence: society’s return to barbarians (2008)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2008. On absence: society’s return to barbarians. Soziale Systeme. 14 (1), pp. 142-156.
From space immaterial: the invisibility of the lawscape (2008)
Fitzgerald, S. and Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2008. From space immaterial: the invisibility of the lawscape. Griffith Law Review. 17 (2), pp. 438-454.

2007

Book review: WILLIAM TAYLOR (ed.), the geography of law: landscape, identity and regulation. The oñati international series in law and society. Oxford: Hart, 2006, 176 pp., ISBN 1841135577 / 9781841135571, £22.00 (pbk) (2007)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2007. Book review: WILLIAM TAYLOR (ed.), the geography of law: landscape, identity and regulation. The oñati international series in law and society. Oxford: Hart, 2006, 176 pp., ISBN 1841135577 / 9781841135571, £22.00 (pbk). Social and Legal Studies. 16 (4), pp. 619-621.

2006

Before identity, gender and human rights (2006)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2006. Before identity, gender and human rights. Feminist Legal Studies. 14 (3), pp. 271-291.

2005

Between light and darkness: Earthsea and the name of utopia (2005)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2005. Between light and darkness: Earthsea and the name of utopia. Contemporary Justice Review. 8 (1), pp. 45-57.
The vociferous rupture (2005)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2005. The vociferous rupture. Organdi Quarterly. 7, p. 21.

2004

Beauty and the beast: art and law in the hall of mirrors (2004)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A. 2004. Beauty and the beast: art and law in the hall of mirrors. Entertainment Law. 2, pp. 1-34.

2003

The suspension of suspension: settling for the improbable (2003)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A. 2003. The suspension of suspension: settling for the improbable. Law and Literature. 15 (3), pp. 345-370.

2001

Mapping utopias: a voyage to placelessness (2001)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A. 2001. Mapping utopias: a voyage to placelessness. Law and Critique. 12 (2), pp. 135-157.
Comment: The Instagram Lawscape ()
Jeyaraj, P. and Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas Comment: The Instagram Lawscape. Westminster Law Review. 3 (1).

2015

Spatial justice: body, lawscape, atmosphere (2015)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2015. Spatial justice: body, lawscape, atmosphere. Routledge.
Knowledge-creating Milieus in Europe: Firms, Cities, Territories (2015)
Cusinato, A. and Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas (ed.) 2015. Knowledge-creating Milieus in Europe: Firms, Cities, Territories. Springer.

2013

Luhmann observed: radical theoretical encounters (2013)
La Cour, A. and Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas (ed.) 2013. Luhmann observed: radical theoretical encounters. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

2011

Law and ecology: new environmental foundations (2011)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas (ed.) 2011. Law and ecology: new environmental foundations. Abingdon Routledge.

2010

Niklas Luhmann: law, justice, society (2010)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2010. Niklas Luhmann: law, justice, society. Abingdon Routledge.

2007

Absent environments: theorising environmental law and the city (2007)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas 2007. Absent environments: theorising environmental law and the city. Routledge-Cavendish London, UK.
Law and the city (2007)
Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas (ed.) 2007. Law and the city. Abingdon Routledge-Cavendish.

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