Simon Deakin is Professor of Law and Director, Centre for Business Research. Previously Professor Deakin was the Robert Monks Professor of Corporate
Governance in the Judge Institute of Management, University of
His undergraduate education consisted of a degree in Law with
First Class Honours from the University of Cambridge, following
which he took a Ph.D. in Law at Cambridge. His doctoral dissertation
was awarded the Yorke Prize for legal writing.
Prior to taking up his current position he taught in the Faculty
of Law at Cambridge for eleven years, specializing in employment
law, company law and private law. He has also taught in the Universities
of Chicago, London, Nantes and Melbourne. In addition to holding
the Robert Monks Chair of Corporate Governance, he is a Fellow
of Peterhouse and Yorke Professorial Research Fellow in the Faculty
of Law at Cambridge.