Professor Neil Walker awarded honorary degree from Uppsala University, Sweden

Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations, was recently awarded the degree of LLD (Honoris Causa) by Uppsala University in Sweden.

Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations, was recently awarded the degree of LLD (Honoris Causa) by Uppsala University in Sweden.

Uppsala University, founded in 1477, is the oldest university in Scandanavia.  Its doctorate ceremony, including cannon fire, is unchanged from around 1600 and is the last university where 'laureation' is a literal event.  Honorary graduates are presented with a laurel crown made from live flowers or, if a lawyer or theologian, a hat.

Professor Walker's main area of expertise is constitutional theory. He has published extensively on the constitutional dimension of legal order at sub-state, state, supranational and international levels.  He was awarded the honorary degree in recognition of his contribution to public law and to legal theory in a global context.  Previous recipients of the award include the late Professor Sir Neil MacCormick, former Regious Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations.

Academic Profile: Professor Neil Walker