Mindy Chen-Wishart

Emeritus Professor of the Law of Contract


Mindy Chen-Wishart is an Emeritus Professor of the Law of Contract at Oxford University and an Emeritus Fellow in Law at Merton College, and was the Dean of the Faculty of Law until 30 September 2023.

She was formerly a Senior Lecturer at Otago University in New Zealand and a Rhodes Visiting Research Fellow at St. Hilda's College. She has taught Contract, Restitution, Torts and Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Consumer Protection Law and Introduction to Law. She is involved in graduate teaching in Philosophical Foundations of the Common Law and Private Law and Fundamental Rights. She is author of Contract Law (7th ed), an editor of Chitty on Contracts (currently in its 35th ed), is co-editing a Handbook on Contract Theory, and is leading a series titled Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia, published with OUP; volumes I-IV are published. She has held Visiting Professorships in Asia, Australasia and Europe. She delivered the Fourth Annual International and Comparative Quarterly Lecture as author of the best paper in 2013, has lectured to the Judicial College in the UK, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She is Provost's Professor at the National University of Singapore.