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Sandy Steel

Sandy Steel, Fellow and Tutor in Law

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Sandy Steel joined Wadham in 2014 as Lee Shau Kee’s Sir Man Kam Lo Fellow and Tutor in Law and Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. He read law (BA, PhD) at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. From 2010-2014 he was a Lecturer in Law at King¹s College London.

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He teaches tort, contract, jurisprudence and on the BCL Philosophical Foundations of the Common Law course.

He is interested in the English, French, and German law of obligations and in philosophical questions about that area of law. He has written mainly about torts. He also maintains an interest in general jurisprudence and has co-authored (with Nick McBride) a critical guide to the subject: Great Debates in Jurisprudence (Palgrave, 2014).

In 2016, he won the Modern Law Review's Wedderburn Prize for his article 'Justifying Exceptions to Proof of Causation in Tort Law' and was a runner up (joint 2nd) in the Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship for his book, Proof of Causation in Tort Law (CUP, 2015).

Amongst other things, he is embarking on a book project about damage and loss in tort and contract law.

His work has been cited by the UK Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia.

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