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Professor Jonathan Harris KC (Hon.)

Roles and subjects

Senior Research Fellow in Law

Professor Jonathan Harris KC (Hons) is a Senior Research Fellow in Law at Jesus College, Professor of International Commercial Law at King’s College, London; Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Commercial Law Centre and a Barrister practising at Serle Court, London.

Academic Background


I studied Law at Jesus (undergraduate and BCL degrees).

I subsequently worked at the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham, before joining King’s College, London as Professor of International Commercial Law.

I now practise as a barrister specialising in cross-border litigation at Serle Court, London and combine this with my academic work.

In 2016, I was appointed as Queen’s Counsel (Honoris Causa).

Research Interests

Private International Law; Equity and Trusts.

Other information

I am general editor (jointly with Lord Collins of Mapesbury) of the leading work Dicey, Morris and Collins, The Conflict of Laws.

I am co-editor of the Journal of Private International Law (with Prof. Beaumont); and joint general editor of the Oxford Private International Law Series (with Prof. Dickinson).

I am a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law.


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See Professor Harris’s profile and his departmental (King’s College) profile.