Dr Liron Shmilovits

Dr Liron Shmilovits


  • Position Governing Body Fellow
  • 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

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Art Exhibition: Ceramics in the Bernard Leach Tradition

18/05/2024 at 10.00

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

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Varieties of Togetherness: Some Approaches to Feminist Art History

21/05/2024 at 17.30

How might methods of feminist political organising offer transformative methods for art history? 

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Show me your bowl and I’ll tell you who you are

28/05/2024 at 17.30

How can material culture be used to reconstruct ancient human stories?

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Sculpture unveiling: Essay on Reticulations

28/05/2024 at 18.30

Join us for the unveiling of Essay on Reticulations, a new sculptural work at Wolfson College.

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Wolfson Garden Tour: A World Environment Day Celebration

05/06/2024 at 16.45

What solutions is the Wolfson Garden employing to grow trees, revive water sources and rejuvinate soil?