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Raphael Girard

Lecturer in Law

Raphaël Girard is a Lecturer in Law at Exeter Law School, where he teaches constitutional and administrative law and convenes a module on democracy, law and populism. He comes to Exeter from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he is a PhD candidate in law. He taught public law at the LSE Law School from 2018 to 2020.

His main research areas include public law, constitutional law, comparative constitutional law and constitutional theory. He is particularly interested in populism, constitutionalism and democracy.

Raphaël holds an LLM (with distinction) from the LSE as well as dual degrees in civil law and common law (BCL and LLB) from McGill University. He also completed a semester at the University of Groningen.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Raphaël is also a lawyer (barrister and solicitor), member of the Québec Bar since 2016. Prior to entering academia, he practised privacy, data protection and access to information law at a large law firm in Canada.

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Research interests

  • Main research areas: Public law; constitutional law; comparative constitutional law; constitutional theory
  • Main themes: Populism; constitutionalism; democracy; courts
  • Secondary research areas: Privacy and data protection; information technology

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