Doctor Michael Da Silva

Dr Michael Da Silva

Lecturer in Law

Research interests

  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Legal and political philosophy
  • Health law, policy, and ethics

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Michael Da Silva is a Lecturer in the Southampton Law School. His diverse interests are connected by a desire to understand the philosophical foundations of social rights and best methods for realizing the rights. His methodological commitment to viewing philosophical and empirical components of rights analysis as necessarily connected leads him to draw on domestic and transnational legal doctrine, philosophy, and empirical research methods in his analyses. His first book, The Pluralist Right to Health Care: A Framework and Case Study (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021), applies this approach.