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Dr David Seymour


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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



David joined The City Law School in September 2012. He studied law at the Polytechnic of the South Bank between 1983-1986. In 1989 he was awarded the LLM from the London School of Economics. In 2000 he gained his PhD in Social and Critical Theory from Warwick University.

Editorships and memberships

- Member of the Advisory Board of the Danube Memorial
- Co-editor for the Routledge Glasshouse Series Nomokoi: Critical Legal Thinkers, Along with Professor Peter Goodrich (Cardoza Law School). Published by Glasshouse-Routledge.
- Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers presents analyses of key critical theorists who have written on law and contributed significantly to the development of the new interdisciplinary legal studies. Addressing those who have most influenced legal thought and thought about law, the aim of the series is to bring legal scholarship, the social sciences and the humanities into a closer dialogue.


PhD supervision

David welcomes proposals in the areas of Intellectual Property (with an interest in Copyright); Law and the Arts; Jurisprudence; Social-Legal Studies and Critical Theory.

Research Students

Nataliya Hitsevich
Thesis Title
Intellectual Property Infringement on the Internet: An Analysis of the Private International Law Implications



  1. Seymour, D. Law, Antisemitism and the Holocaust.

Chapters (2)

  1. Seymour, D. (2016). Holocaust Memory: Between Universal and Particular. The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century: Contesting/Contested Memories (pp. 15–31). New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-29958-5.
  2. Seymour, D. (2013). 'The Purgatory of the Camp: Political Emancipation And The Emancipation Of The Political' in Giorgio Agamben: Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives. [2013]. Routledge.

Journal Articles (14)

  1. Seymour, D.M. (2013). This is the piece that everyone here has come to experience : the challenges to copyright of John Cage's 4′33″. Legal Studies, 33(4), pp. 532–548. doi:10.1111/j.1748-121X.2012.00262.x.
  2. Seymour, D.M. (2012). English Law and the Dilemmas of Assimilation. Social and Legal Studies, 21(4), pp. 567–585. doi:10.1177/0964663912454379.
  3. Seymour, D. (2012). English Law and the Dilemmas of Assimilation. Social & Legal Studies, 21(4), pp. 567–585.
  4. Seymour, D. (2011). "Good nations" and "bad nations": Critical Theory, Judgement and The Naturalisation of Memory". International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 25(3), pp. 339–354. doi:10.1007/s11196-011-9227-8.
  5. Seymour, D. (2010). From Auschwitz to Gaza: Ethics for the Want of Law. Journal of Global Ethics, 6(2), p. 205.
  6. Seymour, D. (2008). • "The Naturalization of Antisemitism" in 5 Moreshet: The Journal of the Holocaust and Antisemitism [2008]/ 84 Yalkut Moreshet [2008] (Hebrew translation). .
  7. Seymour, D. (2007). • "The Autonomy of the State and the Dissolution of the Jews", in [2007] 3(4) International Journal of Law and Context 323. .
  8. Seymour, D. (2005). • "The Slave, the Noble and the Jews: Reflections on Section 7 of "On the Genealogy of Morals" in Philosemitism, Antisemitism and the Jews, ed. Tony Kushner, Nadia Valman, Dartmouth, London, 2005. .
  9. Seymour, D. (2005). The Absence of Contradiction and the Contradiction of Absence: Law, Ethics and the Holocaust. Law and Popular Culture .
  10. Seymour, D. (2004). Film and Law: In Search of a Critical Method. Law's Moving Image .
  11. Seymour, D. (2001). • Adorno and Horkheimer "Enlightenment and Antisemitism". (2001) LI Journal of Jewish Studies 297. .
  12. Seymour, D. (2001). "Representation and the Framing of Modernity" in special edition "Law's Cultural Mediations". Griffith Law Review, 10 .
  13. Seymour, D. (2000). Lyotard: Emancipation, Antisemitism and the Jews. Social Theory after the Holocaust .
  14. Seymour, D. (1997). • "Letter From Shylock" VIII Law and Critique 215 - 222. .

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