University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Professor John Bell

Pembroke College

M.A. (Cantab.), DPhil (Oxon), QC (hon.), FBA, FRSA

Professor of Law; Director of the Centre for Public Law


Comparative Law, Jurisprudence (especially legal reasoning), Public Law, European Law (especially legal unification and judicial creativity). Current research project on European Legal Development (see

CV / Biography

Professor of Law (1973) since 2001 previously Professor of Law, University of Leeds (1989-2001) and Fellow and Tutor in Law, Wadham College, Oxford (1979-1989). Chair of the Council of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2005 to 2009

Lecturing & Supervising

Lectures Comparative Law.

Supervises European Union Law.

Other Courses & Subjects

Lectures English Legal Methods and PhD.


Publication 325 Principles of French Law (OUP)

Publisher OUP
Published Mar 2008
ISBN 13 978-0-19-954138-6
Co Authors S. Boyron and S. Whittaker
Available at heffers
Documents, Handouts and Articles

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