About this Fellow
John Bell is a comparative lawyer who specialises in French and German laws. He is currently Professor of Law (1973) at the University of Cambridge. Previously he worked at the Universities of Oxford and Leeds. He is also a Deacon of the Diocese of East Anglia.
- Professor of Law, University of Cambridge
- Fellow and Tutor in Law, Wadham College University of Oxford, 1979 - 1989
- Professor of Public and Comparative Law, University of Leeds, 1989 - 2001
- Professor of Law (1973), University of Cambridge, 2001
- Professor of Law, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, 1989
Criminal justice; philosophy of criminal law; penal theory; the history of crime & punishment; security & counter-terrorism law & policy.
Social theory; the sociology of punishment and control; historical and comparative analysis of legal institutions; the history and sociology of welfare states; sociology of law; criminological theory
English, European & American legal history; comparative law, with particular attention to modern German civil & criminal procedure; Anglo-American equity, trust, pension & employee benefit law.
The constitutional basis of transnational legal orders, with particular reference to the European Union; the impact of globalisation on law; the relationship between law & security.