Close sidebar Home » Programmes and Fellowships » Postdoctoral Max Weber Programme » Alumni » Max Weber Alumni Bio Open sidebar menu Perry, Adam Associate Professor of Law University of Oxford, United Kingdom Website [email protected] Canada Max Weber alumnus Department of Law Cohort(s): 2011/2012 Ph.D. Institution University of Oxford, United Kingdom Biography I was a doctoral student at the University of Oxford. I have supervision in the Faculty of Law from Leslie Green and the Faculty of Philosophy from John Broome. In 2010 I was a visiting researcher in the Law School at Yale University, where I was supervised by Scott Shapiro. I expect to complete my D.Phil. by August 2011. My main research interest is legal philosophy, and in particular law and normativity. I am also interested in related areas of political philosophy, constitutional law and theory, and evidence law. I was formerly a tutor in constitutional law at St Anne’s College, Oxford. My work as a doctoral student is on practical reason and rules. In my thesis, I look at what it means for a person or society to have a rule. I spend much of my time criticizing Joseph Raz’s account of rules. I also propose an alternative account based on a distinction influential in the philosophy of mind between acceptance and belief. I hold an M.Phil. in Law (2008) and a BA. in Civil Law (2007) from the University of Oxford. I completed an LL.B. (2005) at the University of Victoria and a B.A. (2002) in Economics at the University of Winnipeg, both in Canada.