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Professor John Cartwright


BCL, MA (Oxford); Solicitor

Role or Position

Tutor in Law

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Academic Background

John Cartwright read Classics (Honour Moderations), Law (Finals), and the BCL at Christ Church between 1977 and 1982. He has been Tutor in Law at Christ Church since 1982. In the University he was Lecturer in Law from 1982 to 2004, Reader from 2004 to 2008, and is now Professor of the Law of Contract. In 2007 he was appointed as Professor of Anglo-American Private Law at the University of Leiden, a Chair which he holds part-time alongside his Oxford appointments, and since 2002 he has been professeur invité at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas).

He was Junior Censor at Christ Church from 1995 to 1997, and Senior Censor from 1997 to 1999.

Undergraduate Teaching

Contract, Comparative Law (English/French Law of Contract), Land Law, Tort and Roman Law.

Research Interests

He has been a member of the Trento Project on the Common Core of European Private Law since 1995 and (with Professor Martijn Hesselink, University of Amsterdam) has edited a volume within the Trento Project on Precontractual Liability in European Private Law.

Publications include:

Contract Law: An Introduction to the English Law of Contract for the Civil Lawyer : 2nd edn, Hart Publishing, 2013

Misrepresentation, Mistake and Non-Disclosure : 3rd edn, Sweet & Maxwell (Contract Law Library), 2012

Cheshire & Burn's Modern Law of Real Property : 18th edn (jointly with E.H. Burn), Oxford University Press, 2011

Anson’s Law of Contract : 29th edn (jointly with J. Beatson and A. Burrows), Oxford University Press, 2010

Maudsley & Burn’s Land Law Cases and Materials : 9th edn (jointly with E. H. Burn), Oxford University Press, 2009

Misrepresentation : Sweet & Maxwell (Contract Law Library), 2002




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