Jack Meakin


PhD Topic

Constitutional philosophy, toward a reconstruction of constituent power discourse


Professor Emilios Christodoulidis
Dr Marco Goldoni


LLB – University of Bristol 2010-2013

MA Sociology of Law – Onati Institute for the Sociology of Law 2013-2014

Research Interests

  • Constitutional Theory
  • Sociology of Law
  • Legal Realism
  • Adjudication Theory


Undergraduate: Jurisprudence Tutor


Book chapter

'Questionable Neutrality: Personal Values in Judicial Adjudication' in Law, Legal Culture and Society: Mirrored Identities of the Legal Order, Edited by Alberto Febbrajo, Routledge (2019). 

Book review

Jiří Přibáň. 'Sovereignty in Post-Sovereign Society: A Systems Theory of European Constitutionalism'. Routledge, 2015. International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON), Vol.15 (4), (2017), pp.1254-1257. 

Invited Seminars

Onati 25th Anniversary International Congress on Global-Regional-Local Institutions, Relations and Networks 20-23/05/14 ; International Workshop on Law and Ideology at the University of Wroclaw, Poland 29-30/05/14 – paper presented - “Reasoning in Practice: A Consideration of Adjudication, Autonomy and Symbolic Violence”

Research Committee on the Sociology of Law. Sociology of Law on the Move: Perspectives from Latin America. Unilasalle Canoas, Brazil. 05-08/05/2015. Paper – “The Constitution of Global Societal Sub-Systems: Searching for a ‘New’ Constitutional Object”

Fermo Summer School 10-14/08/2015 – Sociology of Constitution: A Transatlantic Perspective – “Reflexive Legal Cultures: The Demand for Judicial Neutrality”


Additional Information

Working Groups

Member of the International Working Group on the Sociology of Constitution within the International Sociological Association’s (ISA) Research Committee on the Sociology of Law