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Dr Johanna Jacques, BA, LLB, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Assistant Professor in Law in the Durham Law School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 46856
Room number: PCL142

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Chair of the LLB Exam Board

Johanna’s research expertise is in legal theory with a particular focus on European philosophies of law and justice. Johanna joined Durham Law School in 2015 from the University of Warwick School of Law, having previously taught at the LSE and Birkbeck. She holds degrees from SOAS (BA in Arabic), Birkbeck (LLB) and the LSE (MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society; PhD in Law). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Johanna’s research has ranged from the international law theory of Carl Schmitt to Emmanuel Levinas’s concept of the ‘there is.’ She is currently dividing her time between property theory, particulary the theory of the trust, and theories of justice. 

Johanna is a founding member and Co-Director of the Durham Centre for Law & Philosophy.

Research Groups

Durham Law School

  • Durham Centre for Law and Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Legal Theory
  • Philosophy of law
  • Political theory
  • Property theory

Teaching Areas

  • Jurisprudence

  • Trusts Law


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