Associate Professor Richard Ekins holds a fractional appointment in the TC Beirne School of Law. His main appointment is as a Tutorial Fellow in Law at St Johns College and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law in the University of Oxford. He studied law and political science as an undergraduate at The University of Auckland. After serving for two years as a Judges Clerk in the High Court of New Zealand at Auckland, he undertook graduate studies in legal philosophy at Balliol College in Oxford. He taught for several years in Auckland before moving (back) to Oxford in 2012. His research interests are in constitutional law and theory and in political and legal philosophy, with a particular focus on the exercise of legislative authority.