- Murray, K.L. and Beattie, T. (2021). Conditional Consent and Sexual Offences: Revisiting the Sexual Offences Act 2003 after Lawrance. Criminal Law Review, (7), pp. 556–574.
- Murray, K.L. (2020). The metaethics of constitutional adjudication. Jurisprudence, 11(1), pp. 140–149. doi:10.1080/20403313.2019.1694784.
- Murray, K.L. (2019). Philosophy and Constitutional Theory: The Cautionary Tale of Jeremy Waldron and the Philosopher’s Stone. Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, 32(1), pp. 127–158. doi:10.1017/cjlj.2019.6.
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Kyle joined City Law School as a lecturer in law in August 2021, having previously held various Teaching Fellowships at Durham Law Shool (Public Law & Human Rights; Media Law; Criminal Law). He holds LLB (hons), Mjur, and PhD degrees (Dunelm), and is Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Kyle's research interests lie in constitutional theory, moral philosophy, and criminal law.
His main research brings a strongly moral sceptic and anti-realist philosophy to constitutional theory. This project essentially asks: what would, or could, an approach to constitutional theory, grounded in morally sceptical philosophy, look like? How should power be distributed, and decisions made, when there are no "right answers" to be found? Kyle has developed this project through his Mjur and PhD degrees, and has published in leading journals (Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence; Jurisprudence).
Most recently, Kyle has been researching the topic of sexual offences and consent, in cases where there is deception, or mistaken/false beliefs, - often referred to as "conditional consent". It asks: which deceptions or mistakes are capable of negating apparent consent for the purposes of sexual offences? Essentially, what premises matter for sexual consent? Who decides? At a time where sexual consent is at the forefront of public consciousness - with recent high-profile cases and media attention on the issue of deceptive sex (e.g. stealthing/condom removal/contraceptive deception; undercover police deception; so-called "gender fraud"; see also programmes such as "I May Destroy You") - this project engages with these questions at both a practical and theoretical level. It critically examines recent developments along the way to setting out a clear and practical approach - one which takes the principle of sexual autonomy fully seriously. Kyle has recently published on this topic in a leading criminal law journal (Criminal Law Review), and provided media comment to online magazines (Refinery29; Restless Network).
Kyle has teaching experience across UK Constitutional Law; Administrative Law and Human Rights; Advanced Public Law; Criminal Law; Law, Sex & Crime; Jurisprudence, and Media Law.
At City, he is currently teaching on Public Law (GDL); Foundations in Criminal Law (LLB), and Administrative Law and Human Rights (LLB).
- PhD, Durham Law School, United Kingdom, Sep 2014 – Jan 2020
- Master of Jurisprudence (MJur), Durham Law School, Durham University, United Kingdom, Sep 2013 – May 2015
- LLB (hons), Durham Law School, Durham University, United Kingdom, Oct 2010 – Jul 2013
Publications by category
- Murray, K. (2019). Putting Parliament in its Place: The Pro-Brexit, Democratic Case for a Second Brexit Referendum.