Legal philosophy (jurisprudence) and constitutional theory


  • 'I Am Not Your (Founding) Father' in Richard Albert, Nishchal Basnyat, Menaka Guruswamy (eds), Founding Moments in Constitutional Creation and Reconstruction (Hart Publishing 2019, forthcoming) SSRN


  • ‘The Illuminati Problem and Rules of Recognition’ (2018) 38 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 500–527 SSRN Oxford University Press
  • ‘The Limits of Natural Law Originalism’ (2018) 93 Notre Dame Law Review Online 115 SSRN Notre Dame Law Review
  • ‘The Social Basis of Ultimate Legal Rules: Hayek Meets Hart’ in Peter J. Boettke, Jayme Lemke, Virgil Storr (eds), Exploring the Political Economy & Social Philosophy of F.A. Hayek (Rowman & Littlefield 2018) SSRN Rowman & Littfield

UK public law


  • ‘Judicial Duty Not to Apply EU Law’ (2017) 133 Law Quarterly Review 469 SSRN Westlaw UK
  • Miller, Statutory Interpretation, and the True Place of EU Law in UK Law’ [2017] Public Law (November, Brexit Special Issue 2017) 10 SSRN Westlaw UK
  • ‘The Core Issue in Miller: The Relevance of Section 1 of the 1972 Act’ (Policy Exchange / Judicial Power Project, 4 January 2017) Judicial Power Project


  • ‘‘Constitutional Statutes’ Still Alive’ (2014) 130 Law Quarterly Review 557 SSRN Westlaw UK

    A case note on R (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd) v SoS for Transport [2014] UKSC 3

Book reviews


  • Review of Andrew Arato, The Adventures of the Constituent Power (2019) American Journal of Comparative Law (forthcoming) (with Alice Schneider) Oxford University Press

Evidence for parliamentary committees


  • Submission on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill
    • House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee inquiry on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, Ref EUB0013, 1 November 2017 WWW
    • House of Lords Constitution Committee inquiry on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, Ref EUW0018, 18 October 2017 WWW

    Cited in the House of Commons Library Briefing on The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Supremacy and the Court of Justice

Shorter forms (online)

The following is a small selection of my online publications. You can find some of my other English texts in the archives of the UK Constitutional Law Blog , I·CONnect , and the Judicial Power Project.


  • ‘The Principle of Legality and the EU-withdrawal Statute’ (U.K. Const. L. Blog, 21 February 2017) WWW
  • ‘On the Looming Split in the Polish Constitutional Order: Harris v Dönges in Central Europe?’ (Int’l J. Const. L. Blog, 18 February 2017) WWW
  • ‘Uses and Misuses of the Rule of Recognition in Miller’ (U.K. Const. L. Blog, 12 January 2017) WWW


  • ‘Consequences of the High Court’s Reasoning in the Article 50 Judgment: EU Law-making Unlawful’ (U.K. Const. L. Blog, 18 November 2016) WWW
  • ‘The Supreme Court Should Not Refer to the EU Court of Justice on Article 50’ (U.K. Const. L. Blog, 11 November 2016) WWW

    Cited in the House of Commons Library Briefing on Brexit: Article 50 TEU and the EU Court

  • ‘Does EU Law Bind Parliament as to Withdrawal from the EU? British Expats and Their Right to Vote ( Shindler)’ (U.K. Const. L. Blog, 16 June 2016) WWW
  • ‘Limits of the Domestic Judicial Power to Disregard EU Law – Chester in Reverse’ (U.K. Const. L. Blog, 24 February 2016) WWW
  • ‘How many members does the Polish Constitutional Court have?’ (Völkerrechts-Blog, 8 January 2016) WWW


  • ‘The Legal Duty of UK Officials to Comply with International Law: a Response to Dapo Akande and Eirik Bjorge’ (Judicial Power Project, 16 December 2015) WWW
  • ‘The US Same-Sex Marriage Decision: Unconstitutional Constitutional Change?’ (Int’l J. Const. L. Blog, 8 July 2015) WWW


I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Public Law and Legal Theory at the University of Surrey School of Law, a member of the Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy, a Research Associate of the University of Oxford Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, and a Research Associate of the University of Oxford Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government.


  • The School of Law, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, United Kingdom
  • m.barczentewicz[to-delete]@surrey[to-delete]

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