Dr Liron Shmilovits

Dr Liron Shmilovits


  • Position Director of Studies Fellow
  • Subject areas Law
  • School Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department Law
  • Email ls621@cam.ac.uk
  • Department link Law
Dr Liron Shmilovits

Liron is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law.

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

Professor Helle Porsdam

Humanities Society: Science as a Cultural Human Right

24/05/2022 at 17.45

Join Professor Helle Porsdam for an evening talk which focuses on the right to science – a little known but potentially powerful human right.

Ellie Bladon, PhD student in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Science Society: Parental care: an evolutionary case of “use it or lose it”

27/05/2022 at 17.45

Phenotypic plasticity enables animals to flexibly adjust their behaviour to their social environment – sometimes through the expression of adaptive traits that have not been exhibited for several generations. The ability to revive these ‘ghosts of adaptations past’ could prove beneficial for populations living in a changing world.

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Working on Your Dissertation

28/05/2022 at 10.00

This workshop will cover several aspects of formatting and proofreading a dissertation.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

28/05/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Daniel Phillips playing violin and Victor Wang playing Piano

Music Society Lunchtime Concert: Daniel Phillips & Victor Wang

28/05/2022 at 13.30

Join us live in the Lee Hall for an hour-long lunchtime concert of violin and piano, performed by Daniel Phillips and Victor Wang.