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Antonios Platsas

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20142020
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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

Master, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Bachelor, Coventry University

External positions

Advocate

2010 → …

Fellow

2009 → …

Keywords

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

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Research Output 2014 2020

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 ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

harmonization
sovereignty
legal norm
treaty
UN Convention

Antonios E. Platsas (2017) The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Platsas, A., 2017, In : The International Journal of Human Rights. 21, 5, p. 650-651

Research output: Contribution to journalBook ReviewResearchpeer-review

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

Platsas, A., 2017, In : Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration & Economics. p. 1-13

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ontology
ideology
Law
democracy
jurisdiction

Law as an Enabling Device

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Law
liberalism
legal theory
harmonization
political theory

The Harmonisation of National Legal Systems: Strategic Models and Factors

Platsas, A., 2017, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 320 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authoredResearchpeer-review

harmonization
legal system
legal factors
legal norm
Law

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

University of Birmingham

Antonios Platsas (Visiting researcher)
Jul 2018Jan 2019

Activity: Visiting positionVisiting an external academic institution