George Letsas joined the Faculty as Lecturer in Laws in 2006 and was promoted to Reader in 2009. Since 2014, he holds a Chair in the Philosophy of Law at UCL. He holds a PhD in Law (2005) from UCL, an MA in Legal and Political Theory 2000) from the Department of Political Science at UCL, and an LLB (1999) from the University of Athens. He is an affiliate member of the Philosophy Department of UCL.
Professor Letsas is Co-Director of the UCL Institute for Human Rights. He is the Co-Convenor (with Scott Shapiro) of the Yale-UCL Workshop in Legal Philosophy. He was formerly co-Editor of Current Legal Problems (OUP). In 2011-2012 he was Senior Emile Noel Fellow at New York University (NYU). Between 2015 and 2018 he was Vice-Dean (International). Professor Letsas has written for the London Review of Books (LRB), the Times Higher Education (THE), Aeon, the UK Constitutional Law Blog and Kathimerini.
• (with Saladin Meckled-Garcia), 'Tactical Fouling", Aeon + Psyche Magazine (2021), https://psyche.co/ideas/in-sport-as-in-life-tactical-fouling-is-fundamentally-wrong
• "Proporionality without Balancing' in Bellamy and King (eds), The Cambridge Handbook of Constitutionalism, forthcoming in 2022
• 'Equality Before the Law', entry for the IVR Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.
• 'Proportionality as Fittingness: The Moral Dimension of Proportionality", Current Legal Problems (2019), Oxford University Press.
• 'How to Argue for Law's Full-Blooded Normativity', in Toh, Plunkett & Shapiro (eds), New Essays in Metaethics and Jurisprudence (2019), Oxford University Press
• 'Law and Polity: Some Philosophical Preliminaries', forthcoming in International Journal of Constitutional Law I.CON (2019), Oxford University Press.
• 'The Margin of Appreciation Revisited: A Response to Follesdal' in Etinson (ed), Human Rights: Moral or Political (2018), Oxford University Press.
• 'The Irrelevance of Religion to Law' in Laborde (ed), Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy (2017), Oxford University Press.