Dr Ambrose Y. K. Lee

Lecturer in Legal Theory, Deputy Head of Postgraduate Research, ECR Representative
B.A. (HKU), M.Litt. (St Andrews), Ph.D. (Stirling), AFHEA.
+44 (0)1483 686224
35 AB 05

Academic and research departments

School of Law.



Research interests


Postgraduate research supervision

My teaching

My publications




Lee, A.Y.K. 'Arguing Against the Expressive Function of Punishment: Is the Standard Account that Insufficient?', Law and Philosophy 38, no. 4, (2019): 359-385. [Link to Article]

Lee, A.Y.K. 'Defending a Communicative Theory of Punishment: The Relationship between Hard Treatment and Amends', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 37, no. 1 (2017): 217-237. [Link to Article]

Lee, A.Y.K. 'Public Wrongs and the Criminal Law', Criminal law and Philosophy 9, no. 1 (2015): 155-170. [Link to Article]

Lee, A.Y.K. 'Legal Coercion, Respect & Reason-responsive Agency', Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17, no. 5 (2014): 47-859. [Link to Article]

Lee, A.Y.K. 'Co-national and Cosmopolitan Obligations towards Foreigners', Politics 31, no. 3 (2011): 159-166. [Link to Article]



Lee, A.Y.K. 'Beyond Punishment?: A Normative Account of the Collateral Legal Consequences of Convictions by Zachary Hoskins', Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books (March 2020). [Link to Article]

Lee, A.Y.K. 'An Expressive Theory of Punishment by Bill Wringe', Philosophical Quarterly 67, issue 267 (2017): 418-421. [Link to Article]

Lee, A.Y.K. 'Cosmopolitanism: A Philosophy for Global Ethics by Stan Van Hooft; Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power by Richard W. Miller.', Analysis 72, no. 1 (2012): 202-205. [Link to Article]



Lee, A.Y.K. 'Reflective Equilibrium: The Role of Public Opinion in Normative Theoretical Work', Centre for Criminology Blog, University of Oxford (4 Dec 2013) <https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/centres-institutes/centre-criminology/blog/2013/12/reflective-equilibrium-role-public-opinion>.