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Mr Conor Crummey


Lecturer in Public Law

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 7232


Conor Crummey is a a Lecturer in Public Law at Queen Mary University of London. He specialises in jurisprudence and public law. His primary research focus is on connections between UK public law and contemporary theories of non-positivist general jurisprudence.

Conor teaches public law and jurisprudence on the LLB modules.

Before joining Queen Mary, Conor was a Teaching Fellow at University College London.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • LAW4001 Public Law
  • LAW6021 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory


Conor’s research interests include:

  1. General jurisprudence, in particular the debate on whether legal obligations can be viewed as genuine moral obligations, and if so, how we should understand these obligations in relation to other types of moral obligation.
  2. Constitutional and UK public law theory. In particular, he is interested in examining moral justifications of UK public law practices, including: the principle of legality in fundamental rights adjudication, the possibility of strong form judicial review, and recent developments in the judicial review of unfair administrative procedures.

He has also contributed to the discussion in UK public law around the impact of R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union­, in particular the case’s effect on the development of constitutional conventions.


Peer-reviewed articles

  • 'Why Fair Procedures Always Make a Difference’, (2020) 83(6) Modern Law Review 1221
  • C. Crummey & Eugenio Velasco Ibarra, ‘Statutory Conventions: Conceptual Confusion or Sound Constitutional Development?’ (Oct 2018) Public Law 613

Book reviews

  • Dimitrios Kyritsis, Where Our Protection Lies: Separation of Powers and Constitutional Review (2018) 81(3) Modern Law Review 554

Blog posts