Andrew Le Sueur

Law academic & barrister, London, Essex, Jersey


Andrew Le Sueur has been Professor of Constitutional Justice at the University of Essex since August 2013. Since August 2017, he is Executive Dean for the Faculty of Humanities and a member of the University Steering Group (a board-level leadership group). He has served as Head and Deputy Head of the School of Law.

Previously he was Professor of Public Law at Queen Mary, University of London (2006-2013), Barber Professor of Jurisprudence at The University of Birmingham (2001-2006), and lecturer/reader in laws at UCL (1988-2000). He was the founding director of studies at the Institute of Law in Jersey (2009-13).

He has leadership roles in his specialist area of public law as a past president of the UK Constitutional Law Association (2010-15) and served for eight years on the executive committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law until 2018. Between 2002-2011, he was general editor of the journal Public Law and continues to serve as a member of its editorial board.

Outside academic life, Andrew is a a door tenant at Brick Court Chambers and has extensive experience as a specialist and legal adviser to parliamentary committees. He was appointed by the States of Jersey to serve as a Law Commissioner  2013-18. He is a bencher of Middle Temple.

He was born and grew up in Jersey in the Channel Islands. He studied for an LLB degree at the London School of Economics, graduating with first class honours in 1986. The Bar Course and pupillage in London followed.