Keith Barnes

Jurisprudence is the distinctive area of enquiry that encompasses and lies at the nexus of moral, political, social, and legal philosophy.

Oxford has had unparalleled strength in jurisprudence ever since H.L.A. Hart became our Professor of Jurisprudence in 1952. Seven decades later, the University of Oxford continues to be a leader in the field, comprising the largest cohort of jurisprudence scholars in the world, with research projects of both impressive breadth and depth.