Mark Elliott is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge, where he teaches Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, and is Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Law. Mark is also a Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge and, since 2015, has served as Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution


Mark has published across a broad range of topics within the general field of public law, addressing areas including judicial review, devolution, local government, parliamentary sovereignty, judicial control of prerogative power, public sector ombudsmen, tribunals, public inquiries, the constitutional implications of the "war on terror" and the nature and implications of bills of rights. A good deal of his recent work has concerned the constitutional implications of Brexit. Full details of his publications can be found here, and copies of many of his publications can be downloaded via his SSRN author page.


His work is animated by an underlying concern to draw together constitutional theory and public law doctrine in ways that allow each to gain from and feed into the other. The seeds of this approach to the discipline are contained in Mark's first book, The Constitutional Foundations of Judicial Review. Based on his doctoral thesis, the book is concerned with the interface between constitutional theory and the courts’ powers of judicial review.


Mark is the co-author of two textbooks, both of which are published by Oxford University Press: Public Law (with Robert Thomas) and Administrative Law (with Jason Varuhas). The former is the UK's best-selling title in its field. Mark has also co-edited a number of collections of essays: Effective Judicial Review: A Cornerstone of Good Governance (with Christopher Forsyth, Swati Jhaveri, Michael Ramsden, and Anne Scully-Hill), The Scope and Intensity of Substantive Review: Traversing Taggart’s Rainbow (with Hanna Wilberg), The Cambridge Companion to Public Law (with David Feldman), Public Law Adjudication in Common Law Systems: Process and Substance (with John Bell, Jason Varuhas and Philip Murray), The Unity of Public Law? Doctrinal, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives (with Jason Varuhas and Shona Wilson Stark), and The UK Constitution After Miller: Brexit and Beyond (with Jack Williams and Alison Young). Further information about Mark's books can be found here.


As well as research and writing, Mark very much enjoys teaching; in 2010, he was awarded a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching. He is the author of Public Law for Everyone, a blog for public lawyers, Law students and others interested in the subject. Mark has also been in involved in training members of the judiciary, giving lectures to Judges of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.


Mark can be found on Twitter as @ProfMarkElliott.