Trevor Robert Seaward Allan
|Known for||Views on parliamentary sovereignty and rule of law|
|Title||Professor of Jurisprudence and Public Law, University of Cambridge|
|Education||St Albans School|
|Alma mater||Worcester College, Oxford|
|Sub-discipline||constitutional theory, civil liberties, legal and political theory|
|Notable works||Law, Liberty and Justice: the legal foundations of British constitutionalism; The Sovereignty of Law: freedom, constitution and common law|
Trevor Robert Seaward Allan, LLD (born 9 May 1955) is Professor of Jurisprudence and Public Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Pembroke College. He is known for challenging constitutional orthodoxy in the United Kingdom, particularly in his redefinition of the scope of parliamentary sovereignty.
Allan was educated at St Albans School and Worcester College, Oxford, where he received a MA in Jurisprudence and a BCL. He also holds a LLD from Cambridge University. He was called to the London Bar at Middle Temple in 1970.
His books include Constitutional Justice: A Liberal Theory of the Rule of Law (OUP), Law, Liberty, and Justice: The Legal Foundations of British Constitutionalism (Clarendon Paperback), and the Sovereignty of Law: Freedom, Constitution, and Common Law (OUP).
Allan's view is that the rule of law occupies a superior position to parliamentary sovereignty in the constitutional hierarchy. He develops this view in The Sovereignty of Law: Freedom, Constitution and Common Law.
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