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


Senior Lecturer in Law

Room Number: 203, Law Building, Mile End


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’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.



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