Adam Tomkins

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Who is Adam Tomkins?

Professor Adam Tomkins is a British legal scholar and John Millar Professor of Public Law at the School of Law of the University of Glasgow.

Tomkins was educated at the University of East Anglia and the London School of Economics. He taught at the School of Law of King's College London between 1991 and 2000 and became a fellow at St Catherine's College, Oxford in 2000, before being elected to the John Millar Chair of Law at Glasgow in 2003. His research interests lie in constitutional theory and history, British, EU and comparative constitutional law, and republicanism.

Professor Tomkins has published seven books in the areas of constitutional, administrative and European Union law, including two, Public Law and British Government and the Constitution, which are amongst the most widely used by law students in the United Kingdom.

Professor Tomkins is a member of the group, Republic, a British republican organisation advocating the replacement of the monarchy with a democratically-elected head of state, and has published Our Republican Constitution, a republican re-interpretation of the United Kingdom's constitution which claims that the constitution is deeply influenced by republican principles, despite its monarchic nature.

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  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of East Anglia

on July 23, 2013


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