Sam Fowles

Sam Fowles is a barrister and lecturer in law at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. His book, Overruled: Confronting our Vanishing Democracy in 8 Cases is available to pre-order. He tweets @SamFowles.

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Nadhim Zahawi is wrong—our education system needs less balance
Nadhim Zahawi is wrong—our education system needs less balance

The push to treat all perspectives as equal damages our democracy Next month I start a job teaching law at Oxford. My first class is about a well-known case. I recently read two articles about it, taking sharply contrasting perspectives. One is evidenced, peer reviewed, and identifies the key issues accurately (I know because I… Read more »

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Colston Four: The Justice System at its Best
Colston Four: The justice system at its best

The acquittal of the Colston Four shows the justice system at its best – protecting citizens from the oppressive use of the law. It’s almost impossible to find a genuinely informative take on the acquittal of the Colston Four, so mired is the case in the politics of culture war. I’m not convinced that my… Read more »