Professor Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He is currently chair of the Faculty of Law at Cambridge and is a former Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. Mark co-founded the international biennial Public Law Conference series and co-convened the first two conferences. He is a recipient of a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching and of the Faculty of Law's Yorke Prize, which is awarded annually for an essay of exceptional quality, for his doctoral thesis on the constitutional foundations of judicial review. He was featured in Prospect magazine's list of 50 influential thinkers in 2022 in recognition of his contributions to public engagement. 

Mark has written widely about Public Law. He is the co-author of two textbooks: the fifth edition of Administrative Law (with Jason Varuhas), which was published by Oxford University Press in 2017, and the fourth edition of Public Law (with Robert Thomas), which was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press. Public Law is the UK's best-selling title in its field. Mark also writes Public Law for Everyone — a widely read blog on public law that is aimed at law students, practitioners, policy-makers and others interested in the subject — and has co-edited a number of collections of essays. His edited books include The UK Constitution After Miller: Brexit and Beyond (Hart Publishing, 2018, with Alison Young and Jack Williams), which examines the constitutional implications of Brexit, and Common Law Constitutional Rights (Hart Publishing, 2020, with Kirsty Hughes), which is concerned with the capacity of the common law to uphold fundamental rights.