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Mr Robert Craig

Part-Time Tutor in the Durham Law School

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Robert Craig is currently pursuing a PhD considering the role of the Royal Prerogative in the modern UK constitution. He teaches UK Constitutional Law. In previous years he has taught (and on occasion convened) Jurisprudence, Introduction to Legal Systems and Public Law variously at LSE, KCL, New College of the Humanities and City University. He studied law at KCL and the BCL at Oxford. He focuses on Public Law generally with emphasis on constitutional law and legal philosophy. He has had articles published in the Modern Law Review and Public Law

Research Interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights
  • Jurisprudence

Teaching Areas

  • UK Constitutional Law (40 hours/year.)


Journal Article

Conference Paper

  • Craig, Robert (2018), UK Constitutional Law Association annual conference Jan 2018: Case review: Roszkowksi and Privacy International, UCL.
  • Craig, Robert (2017), ‘Still fighting the Civil War’, at a Half Day Symposium on Miller with Professor Gavin Phillipson, Professor Alison Young and Mikolaj Barczentewicz, February 2017, Durham University Human Rights Centre.
  • Craig, Robert (2017), ‘The Fixed-term Parliament Act: Restoring confidence’, Public Law Discussion Group, Oxford, 30 October 2017, Oxford University.
  • Craig, Robert (2016), ‘Article 50: Casting off clanking medieval chains’, Modern Law Review Symposium with Professor Gavin Phillipson, Professor Sionadh Douglas-Scott and Tom Hickman, November 2016, LSE.
  • Craig, Robert (2015), 'What has Magna Carta ever done for us?’, June 2015 with Professor Conor Gearty, Professor Francesca Klug, Mara Malagodi - available on YouTube.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Craig, Robert (2017). 'Privacy and the end of innocence: An alternative perspective on Khuja (formerly PNM) v Times Newspapers', INFORRM blog, 27 Jul 2017.
  • Craig, Robert (2017). ‘Miller: Supreme Court Case Summary’, UK Constitutional Law Blog, 26th Jan 2017.
  • Craig, Robert (2017). ‘The Fall-out from Evans: Positioning Roszkowski and Privacy International in a Post-Evans Constitutional Landscape’, UK Constitutional Law Blog, 11 Dec 2017.
  • Craig, Robert (2017). ‘Why an Act of Parliament Would Be Required to Revoke Notification under Article 50’, UK Constitutional Law Blog, 16 Oct 2017.
  • Craig, Robert (2017). ‘Why Remedial Orders Altering Post-HRA Acts of Parliament Are Ultra Vires’, UK Constitutional Law Blog 21 Dec 2017.
  • Craig, Robert (2017). ‘Zombie prerogatives should remain decently buried: Repeal of the FTPA’ UK Constitutional Law Blog 24 May 2017.
  • Craig, Robert (2016). ‘Miller: The Statutory Basis Argument: A Primer’, UK Constitutional Law Blog, 5 Dec 2016.
  • Craig, Robert (2016). ‘The Abeyance Principle and the Frustration Principle’, UK Constitutional Law Blog, 16 Nov 2016.
  • Craig, Robert (2016). ‘The Abeyance Principle and the Frustration Principle’, UK Constitutional Law Blog, 16 Nov 2016.
  • Craig, Robert (2016). ‘Triggering Article 50 Does Not Require Fresh Legislation’, UK Constitutional Law Blog, 8 Jul 2016.

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2017: Cited in Supreme Court:

    Journal Article: ‘Casting Aside Clanking Medieval Chains: Prerogative, Statute and Article 50 after the EU Referendum’, [2016] 79(6) MLR, 1041-106 was cited by Lord Reed in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5, at paragraph [201]

Selected Grants

  • 2018: Robert's current research is funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) doctoral studentship award.