Ewan Smith is the Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College. He is an Associate at the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights, the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government and the Oxford University China Centre.
Ewan read law at Brasenose College and the University of Paris (B.A., DPhil) and at Harvard Law School (LL.M.). He has previously worked at Trinity and Hertford Colleges, at SOAS, and at Peking, Tsinghua and Renmin Universities in China. He is admitted to practice in New York, where he worked for Debevoise and Plimpton LLP. Before returning to Oxford, he spent ten years at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Ewan’s work looks at how rules govern powerful institutions, with a focus on foreign affairs law and comparative public law. His doctorate explores the unwritten constitution in Britain and China. His research over the next two years will examine how the constitution regulates political parties, how treaties will shape the post-Brexit constitutional landscape, and why the law treats foreign policy as a special sort of government policy.
Ewan convenes the faculty's Public Law Discussion Group.
- ISBN: 9781108475266
Comparative Public Law
Options taughtAdministrative Law, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Theory, Constitutional Law (Mods)
News articles for Ewan Smith
Evidence from 'Treaties, Brexit and the Constitution' research project cited in House of Lords report
Partisanship and the Constitution - Early Career Workshop
Joint research project examines the role treaties will play in a post-Brexit constitution.
Call for Papers: Political Parties, Partisanship, and the Constitution - a workshop for early career researchers
Blog posts by Ewan Smith
Events organised by Ewan Smith
18 Jun 2019
Tuesday - 1:00PM
Book Launch - Joe Tomlinson - Justice in the Digital State
Public Law Discussion Group
26 Jun 2019
Wednesday - 9:00AM
Political Parties, Partisanship, and the Constitution