Dr James Edwards MA, BCL, DPhil

Dr James Edwards
Associate Professor of Law; Faculty of Law
College office: 
Fellow and Tutor in Law

I read law as an undergraduate at Cambridge, before moving to Oxford for postgraduate study. I was brought up just outside York, where I attended a comprehensive school. Though I worried that the surroundings would be too alien, and the courses too difficult, my student years--in both Cambridge and Oxford--were some of the best of my life. I made great friends, learnt a tremendous amount and fell in love with my subject. I strongly believe that Oxford needs more students from a wide range of different backgrounds. If you're intellectually curious, hard working and have good grades, I urge you to apply for a place. Our Admissions Office will happily answer any questions you may have.  


At Worcester I teach Criminal Law and Jurisprudence to our undergraduates. I teach Philosophical Foundations of the Common Law, as well as Jurisprudence and Political Theory, to graduate students on the BCL/MJur. 

Research interests: 

I'm interested in legal, moral and political philosophy, with a particular interest in the philosophical foundations of the criminal law.