Professor Tamas Gyorfi
Tamas Gyorfi joined the Law School of Aberdeen University in 2009. Previously he taught at the University of Miskolc and the Pazmany Peter Catholic University (Budapest). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Miskolc and his LLB from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest).
- MA Legal Studies coordinator
- Advisor of studies
- Course coordinator
His main teaching and research interests are in Legal Theory and Comparative Constitutional Law. He has published two books in Hungarian in these fields. (The Political Character of Judicial Review, 2001; The Perspectives of Contemporary Legal Positivism, 2006). For his public research profile click here.
Dr Gyorfi is interested in supervising research students working in the following areas: Legal Theory (especially legal reasoning and the normativity of law), Public Law, Comparative Constitutional Law (especially constitutional judicial review, popular sovereignty), Human Rights (especially freedom of religion).
His current research revolves around the justification of constitutional judicial review, constitutional interpretation and the "juridification" of human rights protection. He is particularly interested in the theoretical issues raised by the weak form of judicial review. His book on these topics, Against the New Constitutionalism, has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing.
Tamas Gyorfi is a member of the CONREASON Project, dedicated to the comparative analysis of constitutional reasoning.
Funding and Grants
RSE International Exchange Programme - The judicial review of legislation: a comparative study of the United Kingdom and Finland (2013)
- Comparative Constitutional Law
- American Constitutional Law
- Introduction to Legal Theory
- Public Law and Human Rights
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Jogi érveléselméletChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Entries for Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Judicial Individualism and Judicial Disagreement in Constitutional ReasoningVienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 231-251Contributions to Journals: Articles
The legitimacy of the European human rights regime: a view from the United KingdomGlobal Constitutionalism, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 123-156Contributions to Journals: Articles
Why Is the Equal Merit Principle (Almost) Straightforwardly Wrong?Modern Law Review, vol. 80, no. 6, pp. 1052-1072Contributions to Journals: Articles
Is There a Fundamental Tension at the Heart of the Human Rights Act?SSRN, pp. 1-5Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Debate About the Justification of Constitutional Review: Six ThesesSSRN Electronic JournalContributions to Journals: Articles
The Supreme Court (House of Lords) of the United KingdomComparative Constitutional Reasoning. Jakab, A., Dyevre, A., Itzcovich, G. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, pp. 679-722, 44 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Against the New ConstitutionalismEdward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham. 278 pagesBooks and Reports: Books
Alan Paterson, Final Judgment: The last Law Lords and the Supreme CourtEdinburgh Law Review, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 289-291Contributions to Journals: Articles
Between common law constitutionalism and procedural democracyOxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 317-338Contributions to Journals: Articles