John Cartwright is Emeritus Professor of the Law of Contract, and Emeritus Student (Fellow) of Christ Church. He was Official Student (Fellow and Tutor) in Law at Christ Church from 1982 to 2018, and Professor of the Law of Contract in the University from 2008 to 2018. (He was Lecturer in Law from 1982 until 2004, then Reader in the Law of Contract from 2004 to 2008.) He is also a Solicitor (non-practising). From 2007 to 2017 he was Professor of Anglo-American Private Law at the University of Leiden. From 2002 to 2019 he was professeur invité at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), where since 2019 he has been professeur contractuel de droit privé: droit du common law. His research interests are in the fields of English and comparative private law, especially contract and land law. From 2015 to 2018 he was Director of the Oxford Law Faculty's Institute of European and Comparative Law, and he remains a Research Fellow of the Institute.