Dr Tom Frost


School/Department: Law, School of



I joined Leicester Law School in October 2020. Prior to joining Leicester I was a Parliamentary Clerk in the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport. Before this I held Lectureships at the University of Sussex and Newcastle University.


My research currently focuses on two areas. First the relationship and history between the British and other European Empires the Atlantic slave trade and the law's operation in both. Second continental philosophy particularly the works of Giorgio Agamben and Emmanuel Levinas. 


(0) 'Community and the Third Person in Esposito and Agamben' (2021) 5 Journal of Italian Philosophy ISSN 2515-6039 (in press)

'Kierkegaard and the Figure of Form-of-Life' in Marcos Norris and Colby Dickinson (eds.), Agamben and the Existentialists (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 2021) pp.64-79 ISBN: 9781474478779

Law, Relationality and the Ethical Life: Agamben and Levinas (Law and Politics: Continental Perspectives, Routledge, Abingdon 2021) ISBN: 9781138726307 (256 p.)

'Homeland: Reconceptualising the Chagossians' Litigation' (2020) 40(4) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 764-794 (with C R G Murray) ISSN 0143-6503 

'Destituent Power and the Problem of the Lives to Come' (2020) 22(3) Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics 211-234 ISSN 1825-5167

'The Dispositif between Foucault and Agamben' (2019) 15(1) Law, Culture and the Humanities 151-171 ISSN 1743-8721

Tom Frost, Rebecca Huxley-Binns, and Jacqueline Martin, Unlocking the English legal system (6th edn, Routledge, Abingdon 2019) ISBN: 9781444109191


Please contact me if you would like to discuss undertaking doctoral studies.


Constitutional and Administrative Law; Contract Law; Law Justice and Society

Press and media

Constitutional law; British Empire


Member Advisory Board Journal of Italian Philosophy


My work has been cited by the Supreme Court:

Tom Frost and C R G Murray, 'The Chagos Island cases: the empire strikes back' (2015) 66 NILQ 263. 

Cited in R (on the application of Bancoult (No 2)) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2016] UKSC 35, [2017] AC 300 [188] (Lady Hale).


LLB (Hons) (Leicester), PhD (Southampton), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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