Dr Liron Shmilovits

Dr Liron Shmilovits


  • Position Governing Body Fellows
  • School Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department Law
  • Email ls621@cam.ac.uk
  • Department link Law

Liron is a Fellow, College Assistant Professor and Director of Studies in Law.

Dr Liron Shmilovits

Liron’s research interests lie in private law – primarily contract, torts and legal fictions. His doctoral thesis explored legal fictions in private law and proposed an acceptance test for fictions. Among other topics, Liron has written about the declaratory fiction of judge-made law, the illegality defence in tort, the tort of harassment and no-oral-modification clauses in contract.

Liron has taught Contract, Tort, Legal History and Intellectual Property, and supervised seminar dissertations on Private Law.

Liron has a PhD in Law and an LLM from the University of Cambridge as well as an LLB and a BCom (Bachelor of Commerce) from the University of New South Wales. He is admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He practised law as a solicitor in Sydney, specialising in intellectual property and commercial law.

Before joining Wolfson in 2021, Liron was a Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge; and, before that, a Bye-Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge.


What's on

Photo of stoneware from exhibition

Art Exhibition: Richard Batterham stoneware

23/09/2023 at 10.00

A display of works from the Bradshaw-Bubier studio pottery collection.

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Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

23/09/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to exhibit new paintings by Gurpran Rau in 'Patterns of Renewal' - including a series of works inspired by nature and the woods of Cambridgeshire.

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Wolfson Howler with Vidura BR

02/10/2023 at 20.00

The Wolfson Howler is back, bringing you the best comedy Cambridge has to offer!

Illustration from Punch magazine in 1848

The Police Outrage: A Killing, a Coverup, and a Campaign for Justice in Victorian London

17/10/2023 at 17.30

One summer night in 1851, a London police officer beat a young man to death. This talk tells the story of what happened next: a struggle for truth, justice, and equality before the law.

Two graduands smiling on their graduation day

Graduation Ceremony

21/10/2023 at 09.00

Graduation ceremonies are the culmination of students’ hard work and commitment, and a moment to celebrate the completion of their Cambridge degree.