College of Law


Dr. Michael Plaxton (SJD) joined the College of Law in 2008, having lectured at the University of Aberdeen since 2004. He was made a full Professor in July 2016. His teaching and research tends to focus on criminal law, evidence, philosophy of law, statutory interpretation, and constitutional theory. His work has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada, the New Zealand Court of Appeal, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, and several Canadian appellate courts. He is currently the Noticeboard Editor for the International Journal of Evidence & Proof. Plaxton is the author of Implied Consent & Sexual Assault: Intimate Relationships, Autonomy, and Voice (McGill-Queen’s, 2015), Sovereignty, Restraint, and Guidance: Canadian Criminal Law in the 21st Century (Irwin, forthcoming), and (with Carissima Mathen) The Nadon Diaries (UBC, forthcoming). Follow him on Twitter: @MichaelPlaxton

Publications and Research Work

View selected publications at Michael's SSRN page.