Nicholas Bamforth is Fellow and Praelector in Jurisprudence. He studied Law at undergraduate and graduate level in Oxford, and works in the fields of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, and Sexuality and Law. Within the Law faculty, he lectures on the Administrative Law and Human Rights Law courses, and teaches on the Comparative Human Rights course at BCL/MJur level. Within the College, he teaches Constitutional Law at Moderations level, Administrative Law at FHS level, and Human Rights Law for those who select that subject as a third year option.
He is the author or co-author of three books: Discrimination Law: Theory and Context (with C O’Cinneide and M Malik, Thomson/Sweet and Maxwell), Patriarchal Religion, Sexuality and Gender: A Critique of New Natural Law (with D A J Richards, Cambridge), and Sexuality, Morals and Justice (Cassell). He has also edited or co-edited the following: Sexual Orientation and Rights (Ashgate), Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution (with P Leyland, Oxford), Sex Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2002 (Oxford), and Public Law in a Multi-layered Constitution (with P Leyland, Hart).
Within the University, he has served as a Proctor and been an elected member of the University Council and of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship. Within the College he serves as Secretary of the Governing Body. As such, he has a keen interest in academic freedom and questions of higher education policy.