Peter Harris

Research Member at Exeter College


An ex-member of the Senior Civil Service, Peter Harris has a background in the analysis and formulation of policy and the legislative process relating to the reform of the civil law and the civil justice system. Since coming to Oxford over a decade ago, he has become increasingly interested in the what drives policy making in liberal democracies and the use of law as an instrument of economic and social policy, his thinking on which has recently been digested in a series of fictitious dialogues between ministers and policy advisers.

Research Interests

Family law, human rights, legal services and law and economics