Professor Simon Deakin
Simon Deakin is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Peterhouse. He specializes in the private law subjects (tort and contract law) and in labour law (the law governing work and employment), each of which he teaches on the undergraduate Law Tripos. He also conducts research in the economics of law and teaches a course on that subject on the University’s Masters of Law (LLM) programme. He is the author of textbooks on tort law and labour law which are widely used in university law courses and by legal practitioners, including judges. He is currently carrying out research on law and artificial intelligence and is the co-editor of a collection of essays on the theme Is Law Computable? In addition to being actively involved in teaching on the Law Tripos and LLM, he generally takes on one or two doctoral students each year. In 2023 he was awarded a Cambridge Students' Union teaching prize for his postgraduate supervising.