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Stephen Connelly



Assistant Professor


School of Law
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 76150410

Research Interests

Corporate and financial law; regulation and supervision in the international financial context; legal theory, including natural right theories. Stephen welcomes PhD proposals in the following areas: 1) law of finance; 2) corporations law; 3) legal theory, including: a) natural rights and natural law theories (e.g. in Spinoza, Leibniz, and Hellenic philosophies); b) continental philosophy (e.g. Deleuze, Badiou, critical legal theory).


Stephen is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales with Frankfurt am Main Bar affiliation. He has 5 years PQE as a commercial and financial litigator, and as managing associate on international structured finance transactions. He engages thoroughly with the complexity of ideas, be they systemic risk in financial markets or theories of natural justice, and his work in both spheres inform each other. Stephen is currently writing a book on Lebniz's combinatorial theory of natural law for Edinburgh University Press.


Books and Chapters
  • Connelly, Stephen, 2015. Spinoza, right and absolute freedom: Abingdon, Oxon, Birkbeck Law Press, View

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Post Graduate Supervision

  • Self-regulation in German and UK advertising Date of Completion:2015
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