Robert GreallyRobert Greally


Thesis Title: The Institutional Implications of Political Constitutionalism: Is There More to Political Constitutionalism Beyond the Judicial Review Debate?

Supervisors: Professor Graham Gee and Dr Pablo Castillo-Ortiz


2010 – 2013 LL.B (Hons) at Manchester Metropolitan University.
2014 – 2015 Master of Jurisprudence (MJUR) at The University of Birmingham.
MJur Thesis title: Human Rights in a Political Constitution: An analysis of the compatibility of the Human Rights Act 1998 with Political Constitutionalism. (40,000 words)

Scope of Research

My research is focused on analysing political constitutionalism’s understanding of legislatures. Political Constitutionalism has institutions at its heart; this is reflected in its almost relentless emphasis on the relationship between and relative authority of the national legislature and the top courts. However, at another level, its institutional content is under-determined. Beyond what Professor Stephen Tierney has described as a “war of the gods” between the national legislature and apex courts, there has been very little examination of its institutional requirements. Although we know the political constitutionalism views democratic legislatures as superior in the constitutional hierarchy, we do not know how it believes a legislature should be arranged.

Research Areas of interest

• Public Law
• Constitutional Theory
• Parliament
• Comparative Constitutional Law
• Weak-Form Judicial Review
• Media Law

Research Centre

Centre for the Study of Law in Society


2015 - University of Sheffield School of Law Doctoral Scholarship (Accepted)
2015 - AHRC Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Studentship (Declined)