Florian Grisel

Associate Professor of Socio-Legal Studies

Faculty officer role(s):

Deputy Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies


Florian Grisel is Associate Professor at the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS). Prior to joining the CSLS, he was Deputy-Director of the Centre de théorie et analyse du droit (University Paris 10 Nanterre - ENS), Research Fellow at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Paris), and Reader in Transnational Law at King’s College London.

Florian graduated in law and social sciences from Sciences Po Paris (BA/MA), Columbia University (MPA, Rachel L. Spear Fellow), Yale Law School (LLM, Oscar Cox Fellow), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (PhD, Allocataire de recherche) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Habilitation). He is also admitted to practice law in Paris and New York.

His main research areas are private governance, fisheries management, and legal globalisation. Florian wrote two books on international arbitration (L'arbitrage international ou le droit contre l'ordre juridique, LGDJ, 2011 and The Evolution of International Arbitration, Oxford University Press, 2017). His third book is on The Limits of Private Governance: Norms and Rules in a Mediterranean Fishery (Bloomsbury Hart, 2021).

Florian was awarded the Alexandre Varenne Prize (Legal Theory) in 2011 and the Médaille de Bronze of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in 2018. Who's Who Legal ranked him as Future Leader in International Arbitration in 2020, 2021 and 2022. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and the Journal of Legal and Social Studies in South-East Europe, and a senior editor of Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies.

A list of his publications can be found here

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Research Interests

Law and Society, Dispute Resolution, Fisheries Management, Legal Globalisation, International Arbitration, Private Governance, Law and Digital Society

Research projects & programmes

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies