Professor Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
Director of the Westminster Law & Theory Lab
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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.