About this Fellow
Jane Stapleton is a private lawyer (ANU, LLB; Oxford, DPhil and DCL) who originally trained as a scientist (UNSW, BSc; University of Adelaide, PhD; post-doc at Cambridge). A major focus of her research in the last ten years has been on causation in law, philosophy and science. She has acted as a consultant in commercial, pharmaceutical, medical and environmental litigation in the UK and US. She has held permanent academic posts at Oxford (Balliol), the ANU and the University of Texas and a number of visiting professorships including at Cambridge, Harvard, Columbia and the European University Institute. In the UK she is an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn, an Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College and an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. In the US she is a Council Member of the American Law Institute and the recipient of awards from the Association of American Law Schools (2013 Prosser Award) and the American Bar Association (2016 Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award). Jane Stapleton takes up the post of the 38th Master of Christ's College, Cambridge, on 1 September 2016.
- Master, Christ's College, Cambridge
- Master, Christ's College University of Cambridge, 2016
The relationship between family law and social change; legal recognition of family ties, the consequences of relationship breakdown, and experiences of the family justice system
European Union law, environmental law and WTO law; particularly law and new modes of governance and the interactions between different sub-national, national and international legal orders
Law's role in facilitating and regulating business activity: integrating legal and economic analysis in the domestic and comparative study of company law, corporate governance, financial regulation and insolvency
English private law, particularly the law of unjust enrichment and trusts law