Andrew Le Sueur

Law academic & barrister, London, Essex, Jersey


Current posts

  • Executive Dean for the Faculty of Humanities, University of Essex (from 14 August 2017) 
  • Professor of Constitutional Justice, School of Law, University of Essex (from 1 August 2013)
  • Barrister, Brick Court Chambers, 7-8 Essex Street, London WC2R 3LD (since 2001)
  • Member of the Law Commission in Jersey (unremunerated)

Previous posts and roles

  • Head of the School of Law, University of Essex (2017), Deputy Head (2014-16)
  • Chairman of the Academic Board, Institute of Law, Jersey (unremunerated) (2013-August 2014)
  • Professor of Public Law, Queen Mary, University of London (May 2006- 31 July 2013)
    • Teaching undergraduates on LAW4001 Public Law and LAW5106 Administrative Law; supervising postgraduate research students; Director of Taught Programmes and chair of the teaching and learning committee in the Department of Law; member of the Dean of Taught Programmes Advisory Group; member of the Department of Law Planning Committee; member of the Staff Advisory Committee (probation and promotion); mentor and probationary adviser.
  • Director of Studies, Institute of Law, Jersey (2009-13) — on 50% secondment from Queen Mary
    • Responsible for design and oversight of delivery of the Jersey Law Course (for Jersey bar candidates) and teaching for University of London LLB and Diploma in Law students on the International Programmes; stakeholder relations; public relations; strategic development of almost all aspects of this new institution; recruitment and retention of academic staff
  • Legal adviser (part-time) to House of Lords Constitution Committee (2006-09)
  • Specialist adviser (part-time) to House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Committee/Justice Committee (2003-05, 2010) and House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitutional Reform Bill (2004)
  • Trustee and member of the management committee of the Public Law Project (2007-09), a legal advice, research and campaign charity). To avoid any possible conflict of interest, I stood down from these roles when I received funding for a research project, the co-investigator for which is an employee of the PLP.
  • Editor, Public Law (2002-2011)
  • Barber Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Birmingham (2001-2006)
    • Teaching undergraduates tort law and public law; LLM course in administrative law; supervision of LLM by research students; director of learning and teaching and chair of the learning and teaching committee in the School of Law; member and later chair of University-level standing committees on Undergraduate Affairs and Examinations; member of Academic Board; contributions to various university-wide projects e.g. on personal development planning; programme and module approval panel.
  • Lecturer in Laws (1988-98) and Reader in Laws (1998-2000), Faculty of Laws, University College London
  • Pupil barrister (1987-88)


  • Bar course, Inns of Court School of Law (1986-87)
  • LLB programme, London School of Economic and Political Science, University of London (1982-86), graduating with first class honours
  • Hautlieu School, Jersey: A-levels in English, Economics and Geography (1981)