Dr Raffael Fasel

Dr Raffael Fasel

LSE Fellow

Department of Law

Room No
New Academic Building 7.23
English, French, German
Key Expertise
Constitutional theory; jurisprudence; human and animal rights law

About me

Raffael Fasel is a Fellow in Law at the LSE Law Department. He completed his PhD in Law on the theory of human and animal rights at the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College), with stints as a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School and the University of Oxford. He obtained an LLM from Yale Law School on a Fulbright scholarship, an MA in Philosophy from University College London, and holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Law degree from the University of Fribourg. During his doctoral studies, he co-founded the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law and currently serves as its Executive Director. He was previously a tutor in Jurisprudence at Hertford College, Oxford, and Roman Law at Churchill College, Cambridge.

Research interests

Raffael’s current research deals with the concept of constituent power and draws on historical sources and natural law theories to explore whether and how constituent powers can be bound legally.

He remains interested in the philosophy of human and animal rights and the philosophy of law more generally.

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