Adam teaches Public Law (first year UG) and Jurisprudence (third year UG) and supervises graduate research in constitutional theory and constitutional law.
Adam’s research is in constitutional law, constitutional theory and legal philosophy.
He is particularly interested in making theoretically grounded contributions to contemporary constitutional controversies. His work has been published in journals including the Modern Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Public Law and the Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, relied on by several Parliamentary committees, and cited in debate in both the House of Commons and House of Lords.
His most recent publications include book chapters examining the parliamentary scrutiny of delegated legislation and the way Brexit has exacerbated the problematic constitutional position of delegated legislation. He recently (with Mike Gordon) edited and contributed to a collection of essays to mark the 20th anniversary of New Labour's programme of constitutional reform, following a major conference in Liverpool funded by the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. He is in the final stages of writing a monograph on Parliamentary Sovereignty.
Adam joined Liverpool Law School in Spring 2016. Prior to this he was 50th Anniversary Research Lecturer in Law at the University of York, and he previously taught at the Universities of Manchester, Leicester and Oxford.