School of Law, Politics and Sociology

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Dr Tom Frost

Post:Lecturer In Legal Theory (Law)
Location:FREEMAN CENTRE / DCMS, 100 Parliament St
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2014: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice, Newcastle University

2012: Associate of the Higher Education Academy

2011: Ph.D, University of Southampton

2005: LLB (Hons), University of Leicester, Upper Second Class


I joined the University of Sussex in September 2013. I was previously a Lecturer in Law at Newcastle University from 2010-2013.

I hold a doctoral degree from the University of Southampton, where my thesis focused upon the thought of the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, exploring its implications for legal theory and legal reasoning. I was supervised by Professor Oren Ben-Dor.

Previous Administrative Roles and Responsibilities

Deputy Chair of the Law, Politics and Sociology Exam Board (2015-2017)

Assessment Convenor, Sussex Law School (2015-2017)

Teaching Committee, Sussex Law School (2015-2017)

Web Development, Sussex Law School (2013-2015)

Research Committee, Sussex Law School (2013-2015)

External Activities

External Examiner, BPP Law School, London Waterloo (2012-2016): Legal Skills; English Legal Systems and Reasoning; English Legal Systems and Skills; Media Law; Jurisprudence

Member, University Senate (elected as representative for the School of Law, Politics and Sociology, serving 2015-2017)

Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Italian Philosophy,


Lecturer in Legal Theory (currently on leave until December 2020) 


I am currently working at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as a Parliamentary Clerk.