Professor T. T. Arvind
Professor of Law
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7615
- Address: Newcastle Law School
Newcastle upon Tyne
I have been at Newcastle Law School since September 2012, having previously worked at the University of York and the University of East Anglia, Norwich and spent some time in commercial practice in India.
My teaching and research focus on the law of obligations and related aspects of commercial law, legal history, legal theory and comparative law. I was awarded the ICLQ Young Scholar Prize in 2010 and the SLS Best Paper Prize in 2009 (with Lindsay Stirton). I also have a strong interest in teaching pedagogy, and have done considerable work on problem-based approaches to legal education, particularly in relation to using them as vehicles for discussing theoretical and contextual issues.
My core teaching centres around various aspects of the law of obligations, legal history, commercial law and research methods. I currently teach portions of the undergraduate course in contract. I also teach portions of two courses, on Commercial Arbitration and the Law of Sales, on the the LL.M. in International Commercial Law.
I have a strong interest in developing problem-based and experiential approaches to teaching and learning in law, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. I am currently working on using experiential learning as a way of simulating cross-border transactions in postgraduate legal education.
My research focuses on using evolutionary and historical approaches to analyse current legal questions, with specific emphasis on the intellectual, social, economic and other influences that shape legal change.
Projects I have recently completed include an analysis of the reaction of lawyers and judges in developing countries to the introduction of transplanted harmonised laws, a historical critique of the decision of the House of Lords in Bancoult, and an analysis of the role played by equity in contractual transactions. I have also recently edited a collection (jointly with Jenny Steele) titled Tort Law and the Legislature: Common law, statute and the dynamics of legal change (Hart, 2012), to which I also contributed a piece analysing the debates surrounding the question of Crown liability in the first half of the 20th century. Projects on which I am currently working include a study of Vilhelm Lundstedt's theory of legislation, and a monograph titled The Law of Obligations: A New Realist Approach (forthcoming from CUP in 2013).
I also have a strong interest in the use of empirical and other systematic methodologies in the study of law. Together with Lindsay Stirton (Sheffield), I pioneered the extension of Qualitative Comparative Analysis to law (for which we jointly received the SLS Best Paper Prize in 2009). Lindsay and I are currently working on a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation which uses Bayesian Item-response models to examine the nature and significance of differences between judges on the Supreme Court (and its predecessor, the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords), and to examine the impact of the Human Rights Act on their decisions.
- Arvind TT. Contract Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
- Arvind TT, Stirton L. The Curious Origins of Judicial Review. Law Quarterly Review 2017, 133, 91-117.
- Arvind TT, Gray Joanna. The limits of technocracy: Private law's future in the regulatory state. In: Kit Barker, Karen Fairweather, Ross Grantham, ed. Private Law in the 21st Century. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017, pp.237-255.
- Arvind TT. Law, creditors, and crises: the untold story of debt. In: Aldohni, AK, ed. Law and Finance after the Financial Crisis: The Untold Stories of the UK Financial Market. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2017, pp.8-26.
- Arvind TT, Stirton L. Legal Ideology, Legal Doctrine and the UK's Top Judges. Public Law 2016, 2016, 418-436.
- Arvind TT, Gray J, Wilson S. From The Mid-Nineteenth Century Bank Failures In The UK To The 21st Century Financial Policy Committee: Changing Views Of Responsibility For Systemic Stability. In: Hollow,M; Akinbami,F; Michie,R, ed. Complexity And Crisis In The Financial System: Critical Perspectives on American and British Banking. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.
- Arvind TT. Obligations, governance and society: Bringing the state back in. In: Robertson, A; Tilbury, M, ed. The Common Law of Obligations: Divergence and Unity. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2016, pp.259-278.
- Sheehan D, Arvind TT. Private law theory and taxonomy: reframing the debate. Legal Studies 2015, 35(3), 480-501.
- Arvind TT. Contracts, Transactions, and Equity. In: Di Matteo, L.A., Zhou, Q., Saintier, S., Rowley, K, ed. Commercial Contract Law:Transatlantic Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp.146-176.
- Arvind TT. Vilhelm Lundstedt and the Social Function of Legislation. The Theory and Practice of Legislation 2012, 1(1), 33-57.
- Arvind TT, Steele J, ed. Tort Law and the Legislature: Common Law, Statute and the Dynamics of Legal Change. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012.
- Arvind TT. Restraining the State through Tort? The Crown Proceedings Act in Retrospect. In: Arvind, T.T., Steele, J, ed. Tort Law and the Legislature: Common Law, Statute and the Dynamics of Legal Change. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013, pp.405-433.
- Arvind TT. 'Though it Shocks One Very Much': Formalism and Pragmatism in the Zong and Bancoult. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 2012, 32(1), 113-151.
- Arvind TT. Beyond 'Right' and 'Duty': Lundstedt's theory of obligations. In: Nolan D; Robertson A, ed. Rights and Private Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011, pp.151-181.
- Arvind TT. The Tortological Question And The Public-Private Relationship In Tort Law. The Journal Jurisprudence 2010, (7), 349-377.
- Arvind TT. The 'Transplant Effect' in Harmonization. International and Comparative Law Quarterly 2010, 59(1), 65-88.
- Arvind TT, Stirton L. Explaining the reception of the Code Napoleon in Germany: a fuzzy‐set qualitative comparative analysis. Legal Studies 2010, 30(1), 1-29.
- Sheehan D, Arvind TT. Prospective overruling and the fixed/floating charge debate. Law Quarterly Review 2006, 20.
- Arvind TT. The Draft Hague Judgments Convention: Some Perspectives from Arbitration. Netherlands International Law Review 2004, 51(3), 337-362.