Sean is Professor of English Law at the University of Birmingham, having previously been Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Exeter; Reader in Jurisprudence, University College London (UCL) 2003-2009; Lecturer in Law, University of Durham 1998-2003.
Sean serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (Edward Elgar) and the Law and Practical Reason series (Hart Publications). He is also joint General Editor of Jurisprudence: An International Journal of Legal and Political Thought.
He is the winner of the SLS Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2004 (2nd Prize) and was shortlisted for the 2008 Inner Temple Book Prize.
In addition, Sean has delivered public lectures and guest seminars at various institutions, recently including the universities of Emory, Manchester, Nottingham, UCL, LSE and Minnesota. His many publications include The Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law: Property, Rights and Nature (Oxford: Hart Publishing 2004) (with Professor Karen Morrow, University of Swansea).