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Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge.

David Feldman's research and teaching interests cover a wide range of public law fields, including administrative law, civil liberties, constitutional law (particularly in an international and comparative perspective) and human rights. He is currently examining the relationship between law, politics and public administration, the nature of constitutions, constitutionalism and constitutional legislation, the birth and development of states, and the ways in which jurisdictional errors affect the validity of administrative rules and decisions. He was an international Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2002 until 2010, and Legal Adviser to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights in the Westminster Parliament from 2000 to 2004.

Recent publications include:

  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights in England and Wales, 2nd edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002);
  • 'The limits of law: can laws regulate public administration?' in B. Guy Peters and Jon Pierre (eds), SAGE Handbook of Public Administration 2nd edn (London: Sage Publications, 2011), ch 22; English Public Law 2nd edn (ed. and contributor) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009);
  • 'The nature and significance of "constitutional" legislation' (2013) 129 L.Q.R. 343-358;
  • 'Constitutional Conventions', in Matt Qvortrup (ed.), The British Constitution-Continuity and Change: A Festschrift for Vernon Bogdanor (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013), ch. 6.