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Pavlos Eleftheriadis is a Professor of Legal Studies at NYU Abu Dhabi and Affiliated Professor at NYU School of Law. He was previously Professor of Public Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Mansfield College, Oxford, where he remains a Senior Research Fellow


He was educated at the University of Athens (BA, 1990) and the University of Cambridge (LLM, 1991, PhD, 1995).

He is a barrister in England and Wales and practises before the English courts in various areas of public law and human rights from Francis Taylor Building in the Temple. Some of his recent cases involved challenging the Brexit process on constitutional grounds, including the challenge to the legitimacy of the EU referendum on account of the violation of electoral law by the ‘Leave’ campaigns, in the case of Wilson v Prime Minister [2019] EWCA Civ 304.  

He has been a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School (1993 and 1995), a visiting professor of law at Columbia Law School (2001), a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto (2012) and a Distinguished Global Fellow in Residence at Boston College (2013).

He regularly blogs and writes for the press on European, constitutional and legal issues. He has been an active commentator on the Eurozone crisis in the press.

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