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Dr Alex Green

About Dr Alex Green

Dr Alex Green joined Leeds Beckett in January 2021 as a Senior Lecturer, following three years working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests encompass the philosophy of law, broadly construed.

Alex completed his PhD at University College London on the normative and conceptual foundations of the law that governs the creation of new states. The text of his thesis is currently undergoing revision to be published as a monograph. He is generally interested in the nature of statehood under international law and has been funded in his research on this topic by bodies such as the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and the Modern Law Review.

As a legal philosopher Alex maintains an interest in many areas of law beyond the international, including UK public law, private law, and the law of property. His research has appeared in leading periodicals, such as the Journal of Comparative Law, the European Human Rights Law Review, and the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. In addition to his previous academic employment, he has held visiting positions at the University of Cambridge and the University of Leeds.

When he is not reading, thinking, or writing about legal and political theory, Alex enjoys powerlifting, playing table top role playing games, and attempting to train 'Juris', his rescue greyhound.


Current Teaching

  • Equity and Trusts
  • International Trade Law
  • Property Law
  • Tort Law

Research Interests

Alex is particularly interested in the nature of political communities and the role(s) they play in our moral, legal, and political lives. Under this general theme, he has written on the concept and creation of statehood under international law, the nature of citizenship and human rights, the value and requirements set by the Rule of Law, and the rights of Indigenous peoples.

Adopting a philosophically informed approach to law, Alex's broader interests encompass the concept of law, the relationship between moral argument and legal reasoning, and the metaphysical status of legal propositions. He has also written and taught on theories of property and private law, as well as on the role of moral principles in the constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom.


Selected Publications

Journal articles (10)

Conference contributions (9)

  • Green A (2020) A Political Theory of Sovereign Equality: International Law and the Normative Status of States University of Leeds .
  • Green A (2019) The Value of International Legality Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge .
  • Green A (2019) Towards a Unified Understanding of Political Obligation .
  • Green A; Hendry J (2019) A Moral Reading of Legal Pluralism .
  • Green A (2019) Legal Pluralism and Legal Theory University of Leeds 10/01/2019.
  • Green A (2018) The Puzzle of States and their Territory University of Hong Kong 25/06/2018.
  • Green A (2014) How to Identify Meaningful International Law University of Oxford .
  • Green A (2014) International Law and the Value of Statehood British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London .
  • Green A (2014) Legal Interpretivism Beyond the State McMaster University, Canada 30/05/2014.

Internet publications (7)

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