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Dr Haris Psarras LLB, LLM (NKUA); MJur (Oxon); PhD (Edin)

Lecturer in Law

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Haris Psarras is Lecturer in Law at the University of Southampton. Before joining Southampton Law School, Haris was Richard Fellingham Lecturer and Fellow in Law at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Prior to that, he was Teaching Fellow in Legal Theory at Edinburgh Law School. He is also an HEA Fellow. Haris has written and taught in the areas of jurisprudence, tort, public law, and EU law. In his research he explores the moral underpinnings of law in order to shed light on specific legal issues and on institutions that are common across various legal systems. Further details on Haris's research, publications, and teaching can be found in the respective sections below.



Centre for Law, Policy and Society (CLPS)


Centre for Private and Commercial Law (CPCL)

Research interests

Haris conducts research in jurisprudence and in selected topics in tort and public law.

In his published work he has examined (i) the authority of law in state legal systems and beyond; and (ii) implications of corrective justice for negligence liability.

His current research looks into (i) the normative foundations of responsibility in private law; (ii) authority relations in law; and (iii) the intersection of authority and accountability.

Haris is also interested in a parallel study of the concepts of authority and authorship in legal scholarship and in literary criticism. 

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Book Chapters


  • The Law of Torts
  • Philosophical Perspectives on the Common Law
  • Public Law (I): Foundations
  • Theories of Law and Justice
Dr Haris Psarras
School of Law
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number NNN: 4/2017

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