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
Dr Liron Shmilovits

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

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

Photograph by Hannah Lister

Art Exhibition: 'Signs for the Living'

04/02/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Signs for the Living' featuring work by Hannah Lister, winner of this year's Wolfson Royal Academy Schools Graduate prize.


Lent Term College Service

07/02/2023 at 18.15

Wolfson's termly College Service led by our ecumenical Chaplaincy Team.

Old photograph album in the foreground; basket of old documents in the background

WolfWorks - Research data management for your dissertation or thesis

11/02/2023 at 10.00

A hands-on session to help you manage your data - whether copies of archival documents, interview transcripts, code or physical samples.

Photograph by Hannah Lister

Hannah Lister: Signs for the Living Exhibition Opening Event

14/02/2023 at 17.30

We warmly invite you to the opening night of Wolfson’s new exhibition: Hannah Lister - Signs for the Living.