Dr Hrafn Asgeirsson

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Law
Ph.D. (University of Southern California)

Academic and research departments

School of Law.



Dr Hrafn Asgeirsson (PhD, USC) joined the School of Law in 2016, as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) 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.

Research interests

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


  • Jurisprudence
  • Tort

Departmental duties

Director of PhD admissions


Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy

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