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James Lee

Kings College London
United Kingdom


"James Lee is Reader in English Law, having joined The Dickson Poon School of Law in September 2014. Previously, he taught at the universities of Reading and Birmingham. James’ principal areas of research interests are in the law of obligations and on judicial reasoning in appellate courts. He is an Associate Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple and is an Officer of the Society of Legal Scholars as Subject Sections Secretary. In July 2015, James co-organised a major international conference on the 50th anniversary of the Law Commissions at the UK Supreme Court.  During his career, James has been a research visitor at the Universities of Melbourne, Cambridge and in 2014 he was a Professor Sir Neil MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. In 2018, James will be Research Visitor Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. He has been a Visiting Professor in Contract Law at the Católica Global School of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and lectures for the Judicial College on the law of tort. James is Co-Editor (with Jamie Glister) of the best-selling Trusts textbook, Hanbury and Martin: Modern Equity, the 21st edition of which will be published in 2018. The latest edition of Modern Equity has been cited in the English High Court, the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2015/16, James won one of The School’s Teaching Excellence Awards, and in 2017 he was elected a Founding Fellow of the King’s Academy of Educators. James is The School's PC Woo Research Fellow 2016-17."  

Research Interest

James is interested in supervising doctorates in any of his areas of research interest in private law, law reform, or judicial reasoning.  

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