Martin Loughlin

Visiting Research Scholar
LAPA/Crane Fellow

Home Institution, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

LAPA Fellow, 2012-2013

LAPA Fellow

 410 Robertson Hall



Martin Loughlin will hold the Martin and Kathleen Crane / LAPA Fellowship. He is Professor of Public Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), recently stepping down as Head of the Public Law Department. A leading scholar in this field, he has published several books including Local Government in the Modern State (1986), Public Law and Political Theory (1992), Legality and Locality: The Role of Law in Central-Local Government Relations (1996), Sword and Scales (2000), and The Idea of Public Law (2003). In 2010 he published Foundations of Public Law, which seeks to explain the nature of the modern practice of public law. He has taught in several law schools in Canada and the United Kingdom and held distinguished positions as a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow in 2000-02, and a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in 2007-08. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Loughlin was educated at LSE, the University of Warwick and Harvard Law School. At Princeton he will undertake to formulate a restatement of constitutional theory, addressing the constitutional challenges that the extension of governing power beyond the nation-state form imposes.