Philosophy of law; Constitutional theory; Comparative constitutionalism


Professor Sadurski welcomes enquiries from students who wish to research in areas related to his research interests: philosophy of law, constitutional theory, comparative constitutionalism.


Professor Wojciech Sadurski

Research Location

Sydney Law School

Program Type



Professor Sadurski supervises students undertaking research on philosophy of law, constitutional theory, comparative constitutionalism, in particular in the following areas: what are the moral fiundation of a liberal state and law? what are the sources of legal legitimacy and a duty to obey the law? what are philosophical foundations of freedom of speech and freedom of religion? what are the bases for a strong judicial (constitutional) review and how can it be reconciled with democratic principles?

Additional Information

Examples of PhD theses supervised by Professor Sadurski  include the following:

  • Socrates’ Justification for Obeying an Unjust Sentence of Death: An Analysis and Translation of Plato’s Crito.
  • Are Human Rights Transplantable? Reflections on a pragmatic theory of human rights under conditions of globalization
  • Constitutional Dilemmas: Conflicts of Fundamental Legal Rights in Europe and in the USA
  • A Contribution to a Theory of Horizontal Effects of Human Rights (European University Institute, Florence, 2007)
  • Believing in secular states: Freedom of religion and separation of state and religion as legal concepts in Europe
  • Choosing an optimal design for constitutional judicial review in transitions: a perspective of democratic consolidation and rule of law
  • The Evolution of Socio-Economic Constitutional Rights Conceptions in the Context of Democratisation Processes
  • The Relevance of Critical Race Theory to Europe
  • Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Study between Europe and the United States

Scholarships may be available for PG research students, e.g. APA/UPA. Visit Scholarhsips Office website for further information. 

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legal theory, philosophy, Jurisprudence, constitutional theory

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1518

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