Professor Simon Deakin



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Simon Deakin is a Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law and Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Peterhouse.  He studied Law at Cambridge for his undergraduate degree and went on to complete a Ph.D. on a labour law theme.  He was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and a Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary College, London, before taking up a University Lectureship at Cambridge in 1990.  He was appointed a Professor of Law at Cambridge in 2006.

He currently lectures on Labour Law, Social Rights, and the Economics of Law for the Faculty of Law and supervises in Tort Law, Contract Law and Labour Law for Peterhouse and other colleges.  He is a very experienced teacher and co-author of two widely used student textbooks which are also regularly cited in the higher courts, Markesinis and Deakin on Tort Law and Deakin and Morris on Labour Law. He has taught at leading universities in the USA, Japan , France and Belgium.  He is a Fellow of the Judge Business School and teaches corporate governance on the School’s executive education programmes.

He is a regular contributor to the FT Economists’ Forum and the Social Europe blog.  His recent blogs on the global financial crisis, corporate governance reform, social policy and the Eurozone crisis.

Professor Simon Deakin