Dr James Goudkamp has been appointed as an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. He joins Dr Barbara Lauriat (King’s College London), Dr David Lowe (Liverpool John Moores University) and Dr Maksymilian Del Mar (Queen Mary, University of London)  who have been selected to take up this prestigious three-year role. The Inner Temple’s Academic Fellows Scheme, which was launched in 2009, aims to recognise the outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research of early to mid-career academics. It also aims to support their research and to build a stronger relationship between the Bar, judiciary and legal academia.

Dr James Goudkamp is a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, and a University Lecturer in the Oxford Law Faculty. He completed undergraduate degrees in science and law at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and postgraduate qualifications, including a doctorate, at Magdalen College, Oxford. He began his academic career as an Associate Lecturer in Law at the University of Wollongong and then worked as an Associate to the Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG of the High Court of Australia. He was then a Lecturer in Law at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, the Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow in Law at Jesus College, Oxford, and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, before being appointed to his current post in 2013. Dr Goudkamp’s main area of research is the law of obligations, particularly tort law, although he has also written on topics in civil procedure and evidence. James has recently published Tort Law Defences (Hart Publishing, 2013) and is a co-editor of Torts in Commercial Law (Thomson, 2011) (with James Edelman and Simone Degeling). He is the author of approximately 40 articles and book chapters. James will be one of the editors of the next edition of Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort (with Edwin Peel). James holds or has held visiting positions at Harvard Law School, the National University of Singapore, the University of Western Australia and the University of Wollongong. He is the Mooting Co-ordinator at Oxford.

 The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple is one of the four barrister Inns of Court of England and Wales. The Inns of Court hold the exclusive right to call candidates to practise at the Bar of England and Wales. The Inner Temple celebrated the 400th anniversary of the granting of its Royal Charter in 2008. The Inn has over 8,000 qualified members, including judges, barristers (both practising and non-practising) and pupils. Each year approximately 450 students apply to join the Inn with the intention of training for the Bar.