Johan van der Walt joined the University of Luxembourg in August 2011.Before moving to Luxembourg he held chairs at the Universities of Glasgow (2007-2011) and Johannesburg (1996-2006). He also holds an extraordinary professorship at the University of Pretoria (2009-). His fields of specialisation are Philosophy of Law, Legal Theory and Jurisprudence. His research is informed by continental European and Anglo-American traditions of philosophy, legal theory, jurisprudence, political theory and anthropology. He is the author of the monographs Law and Sacrifice (2005) and The Horizontal Effect Revolution and the Question of Sovereignty (2014) as well as numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and chapter contributions to books.