Stephanie Classmann

Stephanie Classmann

PhD student

LSE Law School

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English, French, German
Key Expertise
Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Comparative Law; Legal & Political Theory

About me

Thesis title

'What We Do to Each Other: Criminal Law for Political Realists'


Professor Nicola Lacey and Professor Peter Ramsay

Research interests

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law, Legal and Political Theory


Stephanie is a PhD Candidate at LSE and a Lecturer at the University of Kent. She previously taught at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Sydney, where she received her undergraduate and postgraduate education. Her research is in (comparative) criminal law/procedure and realist political theory, and she maintains strong relationships across both disciplines. Besides her academic work, Stephanie has volunteered for 'Not Guilty', the Sydney Exoneration Project; co-founded and acted as steering committee member of the Philosophy, Law, and Politics Graduate Forum; and provided editorial support for the LSE Law Working Papers Series. 

Selected Publications

Review of Stephen P. Garvey, Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds (Oxford University Press, 2020) (2022) 72(1) University of Toronto Law Journal 148-52

Political Accountability, in Arlie Loughnan, Thomas Crofts and Louise Kennefick (eds.), The Routledge International Handbook on Criminal Responsibility (abstract accepted; in progress)  

Review of Antje du Bois-Pedain and Shachar Eldar (eds.), Re-Reading Beccaria: On the Contemporary Significance of a Penal Classic (Hart, 2022) Criminal Law & Philosophy (commissioned; in progress)  

State Building (trans.) in Benno Zabel, Christoph Burchard and Tobias Singelnstein (eds.), Alternativen zum Strafrecht (interdisciplinary essay collection on alternative ways of thinking and managing ‘criminal’ conflict, to be published with Suhrkamp) (abstract accepted; in progress) (in German)