Dr Igor Stramignoni

Assistant Professor of Law

Department of Law

Room No
New Academic Building 7.34
English, French, Italian
Key Expertise
law, comparative law, legal theory, legal history, contemporary philosophy

About me

Dr Igor Stramignoni is a Post Major Review (tenured) Assistant Professor of Law. He holds advanced law degrees from LUISS, Cornell, and Oxford, where he won multiple scholarships and awards. Igor’s academic profile includes extensive administrative experience (he has served as Course Convener, Graduate and Undergraduate Selector, Programme Director, and as a member of key School-wide Committees) and substantial scholarly achievement through the publication of numerous scientific essays discussing a variety of topics in law, history, and contemporary philosophy. He has held academic positions in Rome, Oxford, Nagoya, and Paris (where he has been Visiting Professor at Paris I Sorbonne-Panthéon), and he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law in Context (IJLC) since 2012. With more than twenty years of experience in higher education, Igor has been twice nominated for an LSE prize in recognition of the outstanding quality of his teaching, winning one of a handful of School-wide, Student-led Teaching Excellence Awards in 2017.

Administrative support: Lewina Coote

External activities

Dr Igor Stramignoni is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law in Context.

Research interests

Igor is best known for his writings on the philosophy of Alain Badiou and its analyses and remedies to do with modern media-saturated environments, but he has also made significant contributions to the history of law in early modern Europe, to the theory of comparative law, and to the now burgeoning field of law and space. He is happy to supervise prospective doctoral candidates in any of those areas of interest.



 Book review: Anti-Nietzsche. LSE Review of Books (12 Nov 2012) Blog Entry

'Seizing Truths: Art, Politics, Law', in O. Ben-Dor (ed.), Law and Art: Justice, Ethics and Aesthetics (Routledge, 2011), pp. 73 - 92

'The Gaze of Comparison' ('Le regard de la comparaison'), in P. Legrand (ed.) Comparer les droits, résolument (Paris: PUF, 2009), pp. 147 - 178

'Badiou's Nocturnal Jurisprudence' 29 Cardozo Law Review 2361-2393 (2008)

'Categories and Concepts: Mapping Maps in Western Legal Thought' 1 International Journal of Law in Context 411–426 (2005)

'Francesco’s Devilish Venus: Notations on Legal Space'  41 California Western Law Review 147–240 (2004)

‘At the Margins of the History of English Law The Institutional, the Political and the “Blotted Out”’, 22 Legal Studies 420-447 (2002)

'At the Dawn of Part Performance : a Hypothesis' 18 The Journal of Legal History 32-46 (1997)