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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In Search of a First-person Plural, Second-best Theory of Constitutional InterpretationGerman Law Journal , vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 1077-1107Contributions to Journals: Articles
From Equal Treatment to the Prohibition of Arbitrariness: An Analysis of the General Right to EqualityVienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 65-87Contributions to Journals: Articles
- [ONLINE] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/icl-2012-0104
The arbitrator conception of authority, law as integrity and normative positivismChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
A diszkrimináció tilalmaAz Alkotmány kommentárja. Jakab, A. (ed.). Osiris, pp. 2495-2547, 53 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Alkotmányos alapelvek: ellenállási jogAz Alkotmány kommentárja. Jakab, A. (ed.). Osiris, pp. 127-237, 111 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
A köztársasági államformaAz Alkotmány kommentárja. Jakab, A. (ed.). Osiris, pp. 109-126, 18 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
A jogosultságok önállósága és a jogalanyiság kérdéseJogosultságok. Gyorfi, T., Szabó, M., Ficsor, K. (eds.). Bíbor, pp. 47-61, 15 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Jogosultságok: Elmélet és gyakorlatBíbor. 268 pagesBooks and Reports: Scholarly Editions
The Importance of Freedom of Assembly: Three Models of JustificationFree to Protest. Sajó, A. (ed.). Eleven International Publishing, pp. 1-15, 15 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
The Arbitration Conception of Authority, Law as Integrity and Normative PositivismSSRN Electronic JournalContributions to Journals: Articles
- [ONLINE] DOI: https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1105948