Fellow in Law; Director of Studies
Murray Edwards is a friendly and relaxed place to work, and I immediately felt welcome here when I joined the Fellowship in 2014. The College as a whole cares deeply about the interests and welfare of its student community. It is also actively engaged in a number of important and innovative social initiatives, such as its Pathways programme and Capitalism on the Edge lecture series. Last but not least, I will never get bored of walking through its beautiful gardens on a sunny day!
Degrees and honours
LLB (Hons), University of Glasgow, 2001; PhD, University of Bristol, 2006.
Awards and prizes
In 2012 I was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize, for outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and acknowledged contribution to their field of study. In 2013 my book, Corporate Governance in the Shadow of the State (2013, Hart Publishing), was shortlisted for the SLS Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.
I am a Reader in Corporate Law in the Faculty of Law. I have previously held Faculty positions at University College London and the University of Bristol, and also visiting teaching positions at Seattle University and the University of Auckland. I teach UK and US Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance. I am a member of the College’s Capitalism on the Edge steering committee. My current research concerns the interaction between company and securities law in redressing corporate mismanagement, and also the significance of corporate equity markets as a mechanism for generating non-occupational social wealth gains.
‘Corporate Governance, Pay Equity, and the Limitations of Agency Theory’ (2015) 68 Current Legal Problems 431-464.
‘Reconstituting Labour Market Freedom: Corporate Governance and Collective Worker Counterbalance’ (2014) 43 Industrial Law Journal 398-428.
‘Private Ordering and Public Policy: The Paradoxical Foundations of Corporate Contractarianism’ (2014) 34 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 693-728.
‘A Fresh Look at Stock Market Short-termism’ (2014) 41 Journal of Law and Society 416-445.
Corporate Governance in the Shadow of the State (2013, Hart Publishing).