Professor George Pavlakos
- Professor of Law and Philosophy (School of Law)
R210 Level 2, Law, 6 The Square, Glasgow G12 8QQ
George Pavlakos is Professor of Law and Philosophy at the School of Law, University of Glasgow. From 2007 to 2016 he was Research Professor of Globalisation and Legal Theory and director of the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. From this position he attracted and managed a number of substantial research grants with a combined budget of €1.9 Million. Since 2012 he has been consulting director of the Centre for Law and Public Affairs, Institute of State and Law, The Czech Academy of Sciences.
His most important personal research awards include two Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships, an FWO-Odysseus grant, a J.E. Purkyne Senior Research Fellowship (Czech Academy of Sciences) and a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship (EUI, Florence). In recent years he has held visiting and part-time positions at the Universities of Glasgow, Kiel, the UCLA Law School, the Cornell Law School and the Beihang Law School (Beijing).
His published work includes the monograph Our Knowledge of the Law (Hart Publishing, 2007) and he has co-edited several volumes on a variety of jurisprudential topics, the most recent being Agency, Negligence and Responsibility (Cambridge University Press, 2021). He is a general editor of the Cambridge ELEMENTS in Legal Philosophy; a general editor of the journal Jurisprudence (Taylor & Francis); and the general editor of the book series Law and Practical Reason (Hart Publishing). His published work has appeared in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Legal Theory, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Ratio Juris and Rechtstheorie
George has held appointments as panel member on the Belgian Fund of Scientific Research-FNRS (2012-2018); the National Agency for the Accreditation of Greek HEIs (2013); and, more recently, REF 2021 (sub-panel 18: Law).
Legal Theory and Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Metaethics, Discourse Theory, Egalitarianism, Globalisation
His published work includes the monograph Our Knowledge of the Law (Hart Publishing, 2007) and has recently edited Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agency (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Agency, Negligence and Responsibility (Cambridge University Press, 2021). He is also general editor of the book series Law and Practical Reason at Hart Publishing and joint general editor of the journal Jurisprudence published by Routledge.
Chilovi, S. and Pavlakos, G. (2022) The explanatory demands of grounding in law. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 103(4), pp. 900-933. (doi: 10.1111/papq.12393)
Pavlakos, G. (2021) A non-naturalist account of law’s place in reality. In: Brożek, B., Hage, J. and Vincent, N. (eds.) Law and Mind: A Survey of Law and the Cognitive Sciences. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 473-489. ISBN 9781108623056 (doi: 10.1017/9781108623056.022)
Pavlakos, G. (2020) Redrawing the legal relation. In: Fabra-Zamora, J. L. (ed.) Jurisprudence in a Globalized World. Edward Elgar, pp. 174-195. ISBN 9781788974417
Chilovi, S. and Pavlakos, G. (2019) Law-determination as grounding: a common grounding framework for jurisprudence. Legal Theory, 25(1), pp. 53-76. (doi: 10.1017/S1352325218000216)
Pavlakos, G. (2018) Revamping associative obligations. In: Khurshid, S., Malik, L. and Rodriguez-Blanco, V. (eds.) Dignity in the Legal and Political Philosophy of Ronald Dworkin. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 337-360. ISBN 9780199484171
Pavlakos, G. (2017) Why is willing irrelevant to the grounding on any obligation? Remarks on A. Ripstein’s conception of omni-lateral willing. In: Kisilevsky, S. and Stone, M. J. (eds.) Freedom and Force: Essays on Kant’s Legal Philosophy. Series: Law and practical reason. Hart Publishing: Oxford, pp. 113-127. ISBN 9781849463164
Pavlakos, G. (2015) On second order morality. Jurisprudence, 6(2), pp. 276-297. (doi: 10.1080/20403313.2015.1044318)
2019-2020: Royal Society of Edinburgh: Research Workshop Grant (Principle Investigator: S Leuenberger; Co-investigator: G Pavlakos; value £10.000).
2018-2021: 3-year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship entitled 'shifting paradigms of material property relations in cyber-sharing-economies' (holder: Dr Sally Zhu; sub-project budget holder: G Pavlakos; value: £322.503).
September 2015: European University Institute, Florence: 4-month Fernand Braudel Senior Research Fellowship (value: €12000).
December 2014: 3-year Research Grant of the Czech National Grant Agency, Prague on for a research project on ‘The Role of Proportionality in Constitutional Rights Adjudication’ (principle investigator: G Pavlakos; co-investigator: Prof R Alexy, Kiel; value: €120.000)
February 2013: Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic, Institute of State and Law. 3-year E. Purkyne Senior Research Fellowship in Law and Public Affairs (principle investigator: G Pavlakos; value: €45.000).
November 2011: Research Foundation Flanders – research grant for a 4 year project on ‘Normativity and Legal Concepts’ (principle investigator: G Pavlakos; value: €250.000).
November 2010: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung – award of a personal research fellowship for a 3 month stay at a German University, awarded “in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scholarship” (principle investigator: G Pavlakos; value: €10.000).
September 2010: Research Council University of Antwerp – research grant for a collaborative project with the Royal Academy of Arts, Antwerp, for a project on ‘The Public Role of Art’ (principle investigator: G Pavlakos; co-investigator: Prof. Vaast Colson at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Arts, Antwerp; value: €40.000).
September 2009: Research Foundation Flanders - research grant for a post-doctoral project on International Economic Law and Global Justice (holder: Dr Alexia Herwig; sub-project holder: G Pavlakos; value: €250.000).
September 2008: Research Council University of Antwerp, fund for international cooperation – research grant for a collaborative project between The Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, University of Antwerp and the School of Law, University of Glasgow on ‘Multi-layered Polities and the Search for the Common Good: A Constitutional Puzzle for the European Polis’. (principle investigator: G Pavlakos; value: €110.000).
March 2008: UCSIA grant for the organisation of a conference on ‘Normativity in Law and Morality’ (principle investigator: G Pavlakos; co-investigator: Dr S Bertea; value: €24.000).
September 2007: 5-year Odysseus Grant to set up a medium-sized research team researching on ‘The Constitution of Globalisation’ (principle investigator: G Pavlakos; value €750.000).
February 2005 – January 2006 And May 2006 – October 2006: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (at the University of Kiel) (principle investigator: G Pavlakos; value: €45.000).
Miguel Angel Garcia Godinez - 'Demystifying the normative character of law'
Ann Luk - 'Psychology and Law'
Rachael Mellin - 'A metaphysical explanation of legal organisations as planning groups'
Corsino San Miguel - 'Towards a dogmatic solution for error of law in Scotland'
Federico Szczaranski - 'Norms and legal reasoning in judicial review'
Cenay Akin (Antwerp) - 'Parent company liability for human rights and environmental law violations committed by subsidiaries: Recognising legal and normative aspects'
Sebastian Baldinger (Antwerp) - 'Understanding Laws and the Laws of Understanding. From Statutory Semantics to Normative Legal Content'
Samuele Chilovi (Barcelona) - 'Metaphysics of Law'
Georgia Du Plessis (Antwerp) - 'The Right to Religious Freedom and the Constitutionality of a South African Public School with a Religious Ethos'
Andrew Hadjigeorgiou (Antwerp) - 'The Legitimacy of Legal Obligation in the International Context. The approach of Justice as Justified Reality.'
Irem Kirak (Antwerp) - 'Progression in Global Democracy from Local Governments to Global Decision-making Mechanisms'
Umberto Sconfienza (Tilburg) - 'Environmental Blackmail? Justice, validity and effectiveness of “money-for-nature swap” policies'