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Scholarly biography

Dr. Platsas has served in academic posts in the UK, Russia, Spain and elsewhere having previously attained academic ranks of Reader in Law and Associate Professor of Law.  He is a qualified Advocate of the Greek Bar Association.  He received his education in Greece, the UK, Ireland and Germany.

In addition to serving in various academic roles, Antonios has been Treasurer of the British Association of Comparative Law, University Staff Governor for Academic Base at a British HEI, reviewer in various academic journals and has reported in 2014 to the International Academy of Comparative Law with regard to the internationalisation of legal education in the UK. 

At the University of Brighton he currently supports UG provision through the delivery of Commercial Law and PG provision through the delivery of EU Law.

Research interests

Dr. Platsas is an academic expert in the fields of comparative law and international law.  He has also written extensively in the fields of European law, business law and legal theory.  Antonios has also a keen research interest in the field of legal education and how such a type of education can serve the needs of modern society.

He has previously completed a monograph entitled The Harmonisation of National Legal Systems: Strategic Models and Factors (2017), in which theoretical models and factors for the harmonisation of legal systems are explored in detail. In this work, he acknowledges the significance of comparative and socio-legal factors and presents harmonisation as a widely applicable and useful theory.

One of Antonios' major ongoing research projects relates to the idea of cosmopolitanism in modern constitutional law and the ever increasing effect of such an idea on human rights law and constitutional law.

Approach to teaching

Dr. Platsas' pedagogy combines the doctrinal approach and the Socratic approach.  His teaching approach can thus be described as hybrid, it being doctrinal in the main and Socratic to a lesser extent.

Antonios is a firm believer in a cosmopolitan type of legal education.  This type of education defines his teaching philosophy in research terms and in actual didactic terms.  Echoing the calls and the ideal of liberal education, his approach ultimately stands for an interdisciplinary type of legal education making considerable inroads for economics, political and social science perspectives in the teaching and learning of law.  When it comes to positively influencing student body in the teaching and learning process, the view Dr. Platsas traditionally took as an academic was one, which would allow students to flourish in their studies by enabling their operations.  He does so by the introduction of novel models of teaching and learning, models which would allow student body to expand on cognitive matter that he would previously deliver to them.

Supervisory Interests

Antonios would be delighted to supervise students in the areas of his research interests, namely Comparative Law, International Law, Commercial Law, European Law and Legal Theory.  He holds experience in supervising PhD projects to completion in the MPhil/PhD register, whilst he has also examined PhD work externally.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Trinity College Dublin

Award Date: 14 Dec 2007

Master, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Award Date: 1 Nov 2002

Bachelor, Coventry University

Award Date: 1 Nov 2001

External positions


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  • K Law (General)
  • Comparative Law
  • European Law
  • International Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Legal Theory

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Research Output

Implications of Legal Harmonisation Projects on the Sovereignty of States

Platsas, A., 2020, Jurisprudence and Sovereignty. Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

  • At the Crossroads of Law and Ideology: The Ideology of Law as a Reflection of Social Ontology?

    Platsas, A., 17 Oct 2018, In : Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration & Economics. p. 1-13

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Law as an Enabling Device

    Platsas, A., 31 Oct 2017, In : International Journal of Law and Interdisciplinary Legal Studies. 3, 2, p. 25-33

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 2 Conference
    • 1 Workshop
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Education and Student Experience Conference 2020

    Antonios Platsas (Participant)

    10 Jul 2020

    Activity: EventsConference

    Law & Society Annual Meeting 2020

    Antonios Platsas (Participant)

    27 May 202030 May 2020

    Activity: EventsConference

    Brighton Business School Seminar Series 2020

    Antonios Platsas (Participant)

    12 May 2020

    Activity: EventsWorkshop

    University of Birmingham

    Antonios Platsas (Visiting researcher)

    Jul 2018Jan 2019

    Activity: Visiting positionVisiting an external academic institution