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Dr Christoph Kletzer is a Reader in Law. He joined King's in 2007 having previously been a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge (2005-2007) and before that at the University of Durham (2004-2005). Dr Kletzer has also been the Director of Studies in Philosophy at Queens College in Cambridge and has been lecturing at the Philosophy Department of the University of Vienna for the last two years. He graduated with a MA in Law and a MA in Philosophy from the University of Vienna. After that he obtained a LLM and PhD from the University Cambridge.

Research Interests

Dr Kletzer's research has been in the areas of Legal, Moral and Political Philosophy. His main interests lie in German Idealism (mainly Fichte and Hegel) and the legal and political thought of the Weimar Republic (focusing on Kelsen and Schmitt). In recent years he has also added an interest in the intersection of law and technology with a special focus on cryptography and technologies of decentralisation. 


Jurisprudence; Law and Social Theory; Blockchain and Distributed Ledger

Selected publications 

  • The Idea of a Pure Theory of Law, 2018 Hart Publishing; - The Normative Jinx, 1 Dec 2017 In: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. 37, 4, p. 798–813