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Biography

Andreas is a third-year DPhil Law candidate in Jurisprudence at Corpus Christi College. He is supervised by Prof. Nicolaos Stavropoulos, and his studies are generously supported by the AHRC (OOC DTP) – Corpus Christi Cowley studentship.

His interests concern philosophy of practical reason, jurisprudence, as well as private law and criminal law theory. He has taught in numerous colleges in Oxford ans is currently convening the Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group.

The focus of his doctoral research is on the impact of legal rules on our normative reasons for action. His thesis challenges the exclusionary theory of rules, according to which rules give rise to a special kind of reasons, exclusionary reasons. It denies the validity of exclusionary reasons and develops an alternative theory of legal rules on the basis of ordinary reasons for action.

Prior to his current research, he read for his LLB and his LLM in Philosophy of Law at the University of Athens graduating from both with distinction and at the top of the class. He then moved to Oxford for his MJur and graduated with distinction. For his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, he received the kind support of seven scholarships (Onassis Foundation, A. Gazis Trust, A.G. Leventis Foundation, Lilian Voudouri Foundation, SYLFF, MFHR, and Antonios Papadakis Trust).

Research Interests

Philosophy of Practical Reason, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law Theory, and Private Law Theory

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