Professor Andrew Le Sueur
Andrew Le Sueur is currently serving as Executive Dean for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and is a member of University Steering Group. He joined the School of Law in 2013 as Professor of Constitutional Justice. He is serving a second term as a member of the Jersey Law Commission (2021-26), where he led a project on reform of administrative justice, a public services ombudsman scheme in the island and currently working on the effectiveness of the Human Rights (Jersey) Law 2000. He is a Fellow at UCL Constitution Unit. He has served as an adviser to several parliamentary select committees, including as legal adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee (2006-09). Previously Andrew was based at Queen Mary, University of London (Professor of Public Law 2006-13), at Birmingham (Barber Professor of Jurisprudence 2001-2006) and UCL (lecturer and reader 1988-2000). He was the first director of studies at the Institute of Law in Jersey (2009-13). His research interests are across the broad fields of constitutional and administrative law and justice. He is currently working on human rights protection in the British Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). A new project is on the 19th century constitution and administrative justice landscape in Essex, using methods of microhistory to explore the life Essex farmer and activist James Spalding Gardiner (1820-1910). Andrew is a Bencher of Middle Temple.
LL.B. (Hons) (LSE, University of London)
Barrister, of the Middle Temple
University of Essex
Professor of Constitutional Justice, School of Law, University of Essex (1/8/2013 - present)
Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Essex (14/8/2017 - present)
Inclusivity Champion for Jewish Students and Staff, University of Essex (30/9/2019 - present)
Head, School of Law, Law, University of Essex (1/1/2017 - 1/9/2017)
Fellow, Constitution Unit, UCL, University College London (1/9/2015 - present)
Research and professional activities
The constitutional role of the judiciary
Administrative law and justice
Tiny legal systems (serving populations of fewer than 100,000)
Human Rights in the British Crown Dependencies
The three British Crown Dependencies were requested by the UK Government to adopt legislation similar to the UK Human Rights Act 1998. How effective has this legislation in tiny jurisdictions, legally, politically and culturally different from the UK been in enhancing human rights protection?
Nineteenth Century English constitutional and justice system
Using methods from microhistory, this project reconstructs the life of J.S. Gardiner (1820-1910), and Essex farmer and political activist who served on a Poor Law Board of Guardians, a highways board and was an inaugural member of Essex County Council in 1889. An obscure person (Gardiner) and place (rural parishes of North Essex) provide perspectives to challenge received understandings of how the 19th century constitutional and justice systems operated and what was important.
Constitutional and Administrative Justice Initiative
Administrative Justice, Constitutional and Public Law, Social Justice, Judicial Review.
Constitutional implications of automated decision-making by government
The legal systems and cultures of tiny jurisdictions (territories with fewer than 100,000 people)
How the UK Parliament considers proposals for designs of dispute resolution mechanisms (e.g. whether a bill should create rights of appeal to a tribunal, the role of ombudsmen, etc). This is a smaller scale study bridges two themes in my current scholarship: how redress mechanisms are designed and how parliamentarians engage with issues related to the judicial system (broadly conceived).
Conferences and presentations
15 April 2015: paper on robot government presented to roundtable organised in association with the UKCLA and the Study of Parliament Group.
9 January 2015: participated in UKCLA roundtable on constitutional developments of 2014, speaking to this paper on the national justice infrastructure.
16 July 2014: written and oral evidence to House of Lords Constitution Committee inquiry on the office of Lord Chancellor.
23 June 2014: presentation at Second Annual Conference on Teaching Public Law, City University, London (report here)
London, United Kingdom, 2014
16-20 June 2014: International Association of Constitutional Law, IXth World Congress, Constitutional Challenges: global and local. Co-convenor of a workshop on immigration and asylum.
21 October 2013: Immovable Property: The issues across sectors, across jurisdictions, Jersey.
Jersey, United Kingdom, 2013
2-6 September 2013: UK-China Conference in Public Law: The Rule of Law in Modern Constitutionalism at Renmin University, Beijing.
Beijing, China, 2013
Teaching and supervision
Journal articles (5)
Le Sueur, A., (2012). Designing Redress: Who Does it, How and Why. Asia Pacific Law Review. 20 (1), 17-44
Le Sueur, A., (2008). Gordon Brown?s new constitutional settlement. Public Law. 2008, 21-24
Le Sueur, A., (2005). The Rise and Ruin of Unreasonableness?. Judicial Review. 10 (1), 32-51
Le Sueur, A., (2004). Developing mechanisms for judicial accountability in the UK. Legal Studies. 24 (1-2), 73-98
Le Sueur, A., (1996). The Judicial Review Debate: From Partnership to Friction. Government and Opposition. 31 (1), 8-26
Sunkin, M., Le Sueur, A. and Murkens, J., (2019). Public Law Text Cases and Materials, 4th edition
Horne, A. and Le Sueur, A., (2016). Parliament: Legislation and Accountability. Hart. 978-1849467162
Le Sueur, A., Sunkin, M. and Murkens, JEK., (2016). Public Law Text, Cases, and Materials (Third edition). Oxford University Press (OUP). 9780198735380
Le Sueur, AP., Woolf, H., Jowell, J., Hare, I. and Donnelly, C., (2016). De Smith's Judicial Review: 3rd supplement to 7th edition. Sweet & Maxwell. 0414060105. 9780414060104
Woolf, RHL., Jowell, J., Le Sueur, A., Hare, I. and Donnelly, C., (2015). De Smith?s Judicial Review: Second Supplement to the 7th edition. Sweet & Maxwell. 9780414054509
Woolf, RHL., Jowell, J., Le Sueur, A., Hare, I. and Donnelly, C., (2014). De Smith?s Judicial Review: First Supplement to the 7th edition. Sweet & Maxwell. 9780414036673
Woolf, RHL., Jowell, J., Le Sueur, A., Hare, I. and Donnelly, C., (2013). De Smith's Judicial Review (Seventh edition). Sweet & Maxwell. 9780414042155
Le Sueur, A., Sunkin, M. and Murkens, J., (2013). Public Law: Text Cases and Materials (2nd edition). Oxford University Press. 978-0-19-964418-6
Le Sueur, A., Sunkin, M. and Murkens, J., (2010). Public Law: Text Cases and Materials. Oxford University Press. 0198820283. 9780199284191
Le Sueur, A., (2004). Building the UK's New Supreme CourtNational and Comparative Perspectives. Oxford University Press. 9780199264629
Book chapters (18)
Le Sueur, A., (2019). The Foundations of Justice. In: The Changing Constitution. Editors: Jowell, J. and O'Cinneide, C., . Oxford University Press, Oxford. 209- 238. 0198806361. 9780198806363
Le Sueur, A., (2016). Robot Government: Automated Decision-Making and its Implications for Parliament. In: Parliament: Legislation and Accountability. Editors: Horen, A. and Le Sueur, A., . Hart. 9781849467162
Le Sueur, A., (2016). Administrative litigation in England and Wales. In: Administrative Litigation Systems in Greater China and Europe. 163- 190. 9781472436085
Le Sueur, A., (2015). The foundations of justice. In: The Changing Constitution (8th edition). Editors: Jowell, J., Oliver, D. and O'Cinneide, C., . Oxford University Press. 978-0198709824
Le Sueur, A., (2014). Administrative litigation in England and wales. In: Administrative Litigation Systems in Greater China and Europe. 163- 190. 9781472436085
Le Sueur, A., (2014). Regulating home ownership and occupation in Jersey: Human Rights Issues. In: Immovable Property: The Issues across sectors, across jurisdictions. Editors: Thomas, M., . Institute of Law. 88- 109. 978-1-908716-35-4
Le Sueur, A., (2013). 'Tradition' in English Administrative Law. In: Administrative Law in Europe: Between Common Principles and National Traditions. Editors: Ruffert, M., . Europa Law Publishing. 19- 34. 9789089521323
Le Sueur, A. and Simson Caird, J., (2013). The House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. In: Parliament and the Law. Editors: Horne, A., Drewry, G. and Oliver, D., . Hart Publishing. 281- 308. 9781849462952
Le Sueur, A., (2011). Administrative Justice and the Resolution of Disputes. In: The Changing Constitution (Seventh Edition ). Editors: Jowell, J. and Oliver, D., . Oxford University Press. 9780199579051
Le Sueur, A., (2011). People as ?Users? and ?Citizens. In: Legitimacy in European Administrative Law Back Legitimacy in European Administrative Law Reform and Reconstruction. Editors: Ruffert, M., . Europa Law Publishing. 27- 48. 9789089520982
Le Sueur, A., (2009). 5. From Appellate Committee to Supreme Court: A Narrative. In: The Judicial House of Lords. Oxford University Press. 64- 95. 9780199532711
Le Sueur, A., (2009). Constitutional Fundamentals; Fundamental Principles. In: English Public Law (Second Edition ). Editors: Feldman, D., . Oxford University Press. 9780199227938
Le Sueur, A., (2009). The Nature, Powers, and Accountability of Central Government. In: English Public Law (Second Edition ). Editors: Feldman, D., . Oxford University Press. 9780199227938
(2008). Constitutional Futures Revisited. In: Constitutional Futures Revisited: Britain's Constitution to 2020. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 109- 122. 9781349306220
Le Sueur, A., (2007). Administrative justice and the rise of informal dispute resolution in England. In: The Transformation of Administrative Law in Europe. Editors: Ruffert, M., . Sellier European Law Publishers. 9783935808910
Le Sueur, A., (2007). Courts: Tribunals, Ombudsmen, ADR: Administrative Justice, Constitutionalism and Informality. In: The Changing Constitution (6th Edition). Editors: Jowell, J. and Oliver, D., . Oxford University Press. 978-0-19-920511-0
Le Sueur, A., (2007). Entries on: Accountability, Adversary System, Courts, Judges, Judicial Appointments, Judicial Independence, Solicitor General and UK Supreme Court. In: New Oxford Companion to Law. Editors: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J., . Oxford University Press. 9780199290543
Le Sueur, A., (2005). Judicial Autonomy, Human Rights and the Future of the Bailiff. In: A Celebration of Autonomy: 1204-2004, 800 Years of Channel Islands' Law. Editors: Bailhache, P., . Jersey Law Review. 0953590372
Le Sueur, A., (2015). The Foundations of Justice
Le Sueur, A., (2014). Presentation at Second Annual Conference on Teaching Public Law
Le Sueur, A., (2014). Constitutional Challenges: global and local
Le Sueur, A., (2013). Is Jersey safe from challenge in Strasbourg?
Le Sueur, A., (2013). The Rule of Law in Modern Constitutionalism
Reports and Papers (5)
Le Sueur, AP., (2018). Designing a Public Services Ombudsman for Jersey
Le Sueur, AP., (2017). Improving Administrative Redress in Jersey
Le Sueur, A., (2016). Jersey Law Commission: Consultation Paper on Improving Administrative Redress in Jersey
Le Sueur, A. and Bondy, V., (2012). Designing Redress: A Study About Grievances Against Public Bodies
Le Sueur, A., (2008). A Report on Six Seminars About the UK Supreme Court
Le Sueur, A., (2014).Written and oral evidence to House of Lords Constitution Committee inquiry on the office of Lord Chancellor,House of Lords, United Kingdom
Le Sueur, A., (2013).Parliamentary Accountability and the Judicial System,Oxford University Press
Grants and funding
Designing a Public Services Ombuds scheme for Jersey
University of Essex
UK Administrative Initiative
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