Professor John Bell FBA


Elected 1999

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

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. He is the Chair of the ALLEA Working Group on Horizon Europe and involved in the Academy's input to the funding of research in Europe. Professor Bell specialises in French and German laws, especially the law of obligations and public law. He has worked on the role of judiciaries (professional and lay) in western European countries

Current post

Professor of Law, University of Cambridge

Past appointments

University of Cambridge Professor of Law (1973)

2001 -

University of Leeds Professor of Public and Comparative Law

1989 - 2001

Wadham College University of Oxford Fellow and Tutor in Law

1979 - 1989

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