Dr Noam Gur, LLB (summa cum laude) (Jerusalem), BCL (Distinction), MPhil (Distinction), DPhil (Oxford)
Lecturer in Law
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Noam Gur is a 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 reasons, which is also the topic of his recent book Legal Directives and Practical Reasons (Oxford University Press, 2018). Along with his research and teaching responsibilities, he serves as a Co-Director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at Queen Mary.
Dr Gur teaches jurisprudence on the LLB and LLM courses, and tort law on the LLB course. In the present academic year, he co-convenes the jurisprudence and tort law LLB modules, convenes an LLM module on legal normativity, and serves as convenor of the LLM in Legal Theory programme during Semester 2.
Before joining Queen Mary, Dr Gur was Shaw Foundation 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
- Barbara Levenbook, Reasons to Comply with the Law (reviewing Noam Gur, Legal Directives and Practical Reasons (2018)), JOTWELL (August 12, 2019)
N. P. Adams, Book Review: Noam Gur, Legal Directives and Practical Reasons, Modern Law Review, Online Early View: 8 September 2019
Forthcoming Review Symposium in the journal Jurisprudence
- Gur N., ‘Legal Facts and Reasons for Action: Between Deflationary and Robust Conceptions of Legal Normativity’, in Nicoletta Bersier, Christoph Bezemek, and Frederick Schauer (eds.), The Normative Force of The Factual: Legal Philosophy Between Is and Ought (151-170) (Springer Law and Philosophy Library, 2019)
- Gur N., ‘Ronald Dworkin and the Curious Case of the Floodgates Argument’ (2018) 31(2) Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 323-345
- Gur N., ‘Private Law Adjudication as an Arena of Struggle Between Principle and Policy’, New Private Law (Harvard’s blog on the foundations of private law) 19 Aug 2015
- Gur, N., ‘Wrongful Life Claims and Negligent Selection of Gametes or Embryos in Infertility Treatments: A Quest for Coherence’ (2014) 22 Journal of Law and Medicine 426-441
- Gur, N., 'Form and Value in Law' (2014) 5(1) Jurisprudence: An International Journal of Legal and Political Thought 85-95
- Gur, N., 'Actions, Attitudes, and the Obligation to Obey the Law' (2013) 21(3) Journal of Political Philosophy 326-346
- Gur, N., 'Normative Weighing and Legal Guidance of Conduct' (2012) 25(2) Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 359-391
- Gur, N., 'Are Legal Rules Content-Independent Reasons?' (2011) 5 Problema 175-210
- Gur, N., 'Legal Directives in the Realm of Practical Reason: A Challenge to the Pre-emption Thesis' (2007) 52 American Journal of Jurisprudence 159-228.
- Dr Noam Gur's recent book shortlisted for Outstanding Legal Scholarship prize
26 July 2019
- New book: 'Legal Directives and Practical Reasons' by Dr Noam Gur
26 September 2018
- Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context holds first International Dialogue with Erasmus Law School
1 November 2016
- Dr Noam Gur on the Tension between Principle and Policy in Private Law Adjudication
25 August 2015
- Dr Noam Gur speaks at 'Perspectives on Legal Authority' workshop, University of Edinburgh
9 June 2015