Dr Hrafn Asgeirsson (PhD, USC) joined the School of Law in 2016, as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), now Reader, in Philosophy and Law and member of the Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy. Prior to that, Dr Asgeirsson was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Iceland, and before that Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Monash University, Faculty of Law. In 2015, he was H.L.A. Hart Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Law. Dr Asgeirsson is the author of The Nature and Value of Vagueness in the Law (Hart Publishing).
Dr Asgeirsson's main interests lie in philosophy of law, philosophy of language, and metaethics - he welcomes enquires from students seeking supervision on topics in his areas of research, including:
- General jurisprudence; philosophical theories about the nature of law
- Law and language; constitutional and statutory interpretation
- Legal normativity; the legitimacy/authority of law; legal obligation
- Law and Contemporary Social Issues
Co-Director, Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy; Director of PhD admissions
Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy