Leslie Green

Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy of Law

Other affiliations

Faculty of Philosophy


Les Green is Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy of Law and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College.  He is also Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University in Canada. 

After beginning his teaching career as a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, Les Green moved to Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.  He has been a visiting professor at many law faculties, including Berkeley, NYU, Chicago and, for some years, at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Professor Green works in the areas of jurisprudence, constitutional theory, and moral and political philosophy.  He serves on the board of several journals and is co-editor of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law and of the book series Oxford Legal Philosophy.  His most recent book is The Germ of Justice (OUP 2023).



Research Interests

Legal Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Theory, Human Rights