Rawin Leelapatana

Chulongkorn University, Thailand


Rawin Leelapatana received a competitive scholarship from the Office of Higher Education Commission to pursue his PhD in law at the University of Bristol, the United Kingdom in 2014. The title of his PhD thesis is The Kelsen-Schmitt Debate and the Use of Emergency Powers in Political Crises in Thailand, supervised by Professor Steven Greer. In November 2018, he received the Anglo-Thai Educational Awards for Academic Excellence, and completed a PhD degree on 23 January 2019. Since his return to Thailand in February 2019, he has worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University.

His two recent international publications include an article with Suprawee Asanasak “Constitutional Struggles and Polarised Identities in Thailand: The Constitutional Court and the Gravitational Pull of Thai-Ness upon Liberal Constitutionalism” published in the Federal Law Review Journal in 2022 and a book chapter “Thailand’s Competing Notions of Constituent Power: The Making of the 2017 Constitution in The Binary-Star Scenario” published by Hart Publishing in 2023.