Mr Robert Craig

Mr Robert Craig

Guest Teacher

Department of Law

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About me

Robert Craig teaches the Jurisprudence module for 2018-19. In previous years he has taught Introduction to Legal Systems, Public Law and Writing Skills as well at LSE. He studied law at KCL and then undertook the BCL at Oxford. He has taught variously at KCL, City, NCH and LSE. He focuses on Public Law generally with emphasis on constitutional law and legal philosophy. He has had articles published in the Modern Law Review and Public Law. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Durham University considering the role of the Royal Prerogative in the modern UK constitution.

Articles

Blogs

Presentations

  • Cambridge Symposium on Privacy International – October 2018
  • SLS Autumn conference – Privacy International – September 2018
  • ICON – Hong Kong – June 2018 – “the nature of the prerogative’
  • WG Hart Conference, IALS, 12 June 2018, ‘The emergence of a de facto judicial strike down power’
  • SLS Spring Conference, University of Sussex, Privacy International, 19 May 2018
  • ‘Major cases in Public Law in 2017’, UKCLA post-AGM panel with Professor Alison Young, 9 Jan 2018
  • ‘The Fixed-term Parliament Act: Restoring confidence’, Public Law Discussion Group, Oxford University, 30 October 2017
  • Expert analysis for BBC rolling news channel on Great Repeal Bill (30 March 2017)
  • ‘Still fighting the Civil War’, at a Half Day Symposium on Miller with Professor Gavin Phillipson, Professor Alison Young and Mikolaj Barczentewicz at Durham University Human Rights Centre, February 2017
  • Expert analysis for BBC rolling news channel on Supreme Court Miller hearing (Dec 2016)
  • ‘Article 50 and Miller’, Staff presentation at Durham University Human Rights Centre, November 2016
  • ‘Article 50: Casting off clanking medieval chains’, Modern Law Review Symposium with Professor Gavin Phillipson, Professor Sionadh Douglas-Scott and Tom Hickman, November 2016
  • ‘Defendant anonymity and the right to a fair trial’, Staff presentation at LSE, Autumn 2015
  • ‘What has Magna Carta ever done for us?’ – June 2015 with Professor Conor Gearty, Professor Francesca Klug, Mara Malagodi – available on YouTube – consequent paper forthcoming

 

SLS Spring Conference, University of Sussex, Privacy International, 19 May 2018• WG Hart Conference, IALS, 12 June 2018, ‘The emergence of a de facto judicial strike down power’• ICON – Hong Kong – June 2018 – “the nature of the prerogative’• SLS Autumn conference – Privacy International – September 2018• Cambridge Symposium on Privacy International – October 2018

Teaching

  • Introduction to Legal Systems
  • Writing Skills seminars

 
(Courses taught in previous years at LSE: Jurisprudence, Public Law)

Teaching Awards

  • 2016/7: Highly Commended. ‘Award for Inspirational Teaching’ Category for London School of Economics.
  • 2015/6: Winner: ‘Award for Inspirational Teaching’ Category for London School of Economics.

 
Example nominations include:

‘Robert Craig sets the standard of an exceptional teacher that an institution with international recognition like LSE truly deserves. Not only has he improved my attitude to studying, but also [he] has inspired [me] by his own example to be more open-minded and engage with wider developments and debates in the society. His approach to explaining complex theories is unrivalled and [he] is very engaging and entertaining as he is able to bring examples from the real world to a very theoretical topic.’

‘Intense and very compelling teaching style. Makes students think critically about the subject. Possibly the best teacher I've had at LSE in my three years here’

‘Robert Craig is the oracle of clarity and truth’

  • 2013/4: Department of Law Teaching Prize
  • 2005/6: Department of Law Teaching Prize