James Edwards joined the Law Faculty in October 2014. He is Tutorial Fellow in Law at Worcester College, and Lecturer in Law at Brasenose College.
James studied law as an undergraduate at Christ's College, Cambridge. He then moved to Oxford for the BCL, and stayed for the DPhil. James spent his final year as a doctoral student as Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at Hertford College, then returned to Christ's as Fellow and Lecturer in Law before taking up his current post.
James is interested in legal, moral and political philosophy. Most of his current work focuses on the criminal law--on its general justification, the limits of permissible criminalisation, and the roles properly played by state officials and private individuals in the criminal justice system.
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Edwards, 'An Instrumental Legal Moralism' (2018) 3 Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law (forthcoming)