George Pavlakos joined the Faculty of Law in summer 2007 as a Research Professor in Globalisation and Legal Theory. He also holds the chair in Globalisation and Legal Theory at the School of Law, University of Glasgow
. From 2001 to 2007 he was the City Solicitors’ Educational Trust
Lecturer in Jurisprudence at the School of Law, Queen’s University
Belfast. Since 2005 he has been a regular visiting Professor at the
chair of Public Law and Legal Philosophy at the Faculty of Law, University
of Kiel, Germany. In 2013, he was made "J.E. Purkyne" Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of State and Law, at the Czech Academy of Sciences. From this position he will launch and lead the Center of Law and Public Affairs, at the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
George studied Law in Athens, Kiel and Edinburgh. During his doctoral studies
he received scholarships from the Hellenic State Scholarship Foundation
(I.K.Y.) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. In 1995 he was called to
the Bar of Athens where he practiced for a short period. George has been the recipient of a number of personal research awards, amongst them the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowhip (three times); a Research Foundation Flanders Project and a research Fellowship from the Cornell Law School. In recent years he has been invited to present his work in Birmingham, UCLA, Göttingen, Kiel, Kings College London, Hull, Mexico City (ITAM), Krakow, Frankfurt aM, KU Leuven. In 2012 he was a visiting scholar at the Law & Philosophy Program at UCLA. His published work, mainly in the area of legal theory and
philosophy, includes several edited collections and a monograph,
entitled ‘Our Knowledge of the Law’, published by Hart Publishing.
Another monograph in German, under the title ‘Rechtsontologie und
praktische Vernunft’, appeared in 2008 in Nomos Verlag. In addition
he has published numerous articles in refereed journals and edited volumes. He is general editor of the book
series Law and Practical Reason at Hart Publishing and general co-editor of the journal Jurisprudence published by the same publisher.
George is currently working on a research project entitled ‘the Constitution of Globalisation’ which aims to arrive at a comprehensive theory of principles of political morality for global governance, by combining legal doctrine with legal theory. The project is supported by a large Odysseus Grant
of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO).