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Denis Galligan

Professor of Socio-Legal Studies

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Professor Denis Galligan is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College Oxford and the Jean Monnet Professor of European Public Law at the Universita’ degli Studi di Siena, and is a Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Previous posts include a Tutorial Fellow at Jesus College Oxford and chairs at Southampton University and Sydney University. For several years he was a Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest.

Galligan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society, an independent institution affiliated with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and based here at Wolfson, whose objective is to study the role of law in contemporary societies and bring the fruits of academic research to a wider professional audience. He also has considerable experience of constitutions, public law, government, and public administration in the new democracies of east Europe and has worked with the OECD, the Open Society, and the World Bank. He was involved in constitutional and legal reform in Pakistan in collaboration with the British Department for International Development.