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School of Law

Dr Noam Gur, LLB (summa cum laude) (Jerusalem), BCL (Distinction), MPhil (Distinction), DPhil (Oxford)

Noam

Senior Lecturer in Law

Email: n.gur@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: 203, Law Building, Mile End

Profile

Noam Gur is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary University of London. He specializes in jurisprudence and has further research interests in political theory and in tort law. In jurisprudence, his primary research focus is the normativity of law and its interaction with practical reason, which is also the topic of his book Legal Directives and Practical Reasons (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Dr Gur convenes and teaches the Jurisprudence and Legal Theory LLB course. In addition, he teaches Tort Law.

He serves as a Co-Director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at Queen Mary and as member of the Executive of the UK Branch of the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR).

Before joining Queen Mary, Dr Gur was a postdoctoral fellow at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He read Law as a postgraduate at the University of Oxford and as an undergraduate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dr Gur welcomes approaches from prospective PhD students for supervision in legal theory or other areas of legal research where the proposed project substantially involves legal theory.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • LAW6021 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • LAW5001 Tort Law

Postgraduate Teaching

Teaching accreditation: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

Dr Gur’s primary research areas are jurisprudence and legal theory. His other research interests include political theory, tort law and medical malpractice. His current research in jurisprudence focuses on the interface between law and practical reason (the topic of a monograph he is presently writing). Another topic he is currently researching is the role of policy arguments in judicial reasoning, particularly in the context of tort adjudication.

Publications

Books

Gur N., Legal Directives and Practical Reasons (Oxford University Press, 2018)

  • Awarded joint Second Prize of the SLS Peter Birks Book Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2019
  • Reviewed:
    • Barbara Levenbook, JOTWELL, 12 August 2019
    • N. P. Adams, 82 (2019) Modern Law Review 1179-1183
    • Luigi Lonardo, Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, Online Early View: 10 June 2020
    • Forthcoming Review Symposium in the journal Jurisprudence

Other Publications

Work in progress

  • Gur N., ’Exclusionary Reasons in Discourse about Authority and Law’, for Encyclopaedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
  • Gur N., ‘Philosophical Anarchism and the Razian Response: Reflections on the Tension between Authority and Autonomy’

Supervision

Dr Gur welcomes approaches from prospective PhD students for supervision in legal theory or other areas of legal research where the proposed project substantially involves legal theory.