I am a DPhil candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. I also teach core courses in Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence (philosophy of law), European Union Law and Roman Law for Oxford law students. In the spring of 2016, I was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne.
I have published in the Law Quarterly Review and in several edited collections (see my Publications page).
I specialise in public law and in legal theory. My doctoral research focuses on unlawful (or unconstitutional) ways of changing constitutions. I am interested in developing HLA Hart’s account of secondary rules – and especially – of the rule of recognition. On the theoretical side, I am currently working on how rules of recognition change and how can we get reliable knowledge of the content of a particular rule of recognition. I am also pursuing projects on Brexit (disentangling UK and European Union law, constitutional consequences) and on the role of fundamental rights and principles in statutory interpretation.
How to pronounce my first name: [mʲiˈkɔwaj] or simply [me-koh-why]