Sean Coyle

Colleges, School and Institutes


Professor of Jurisprudence 2011-present; previously Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Exeter (2009-11), Reader in Jurisprudence, University College London (2005-09), Lecturer in Laws, University College London (2003-05), and Lecturer in Law, University of Durham 

Research interests


All areas of legal and political philosophy, centring especially on theories of natural law.

Current projects

Recent work has focused on the natural law theory and ethics of Thomas Aquinas, Hugo Grotius and Francisco Suarez. Present work includes a book entitled Natural Law and Modern Society.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

All areas of legal and political philosophy.

Current PhD students:

Paul Dale (Austin and international law)
Patricia Santos (Corporate social responsibility)
Najmadeen Muhamad (Fuller and human dignity)
Giles Pengelly (Legitimate expectations)