Dr Neil Jones joined Magdalene in 1994 as a Research Fellow. He is now University Reader in English Legal History and Director of Studies for the undergraduate Law Tripos.
Dr Neil Jones read law as an undergraduate at Peterhouse, Cambridge, going on to take the LLM degree in 1990. He began research for his PhD degree at Peterhouse, moving to Clare College in 1992 as the William Senior Research Student, and moved to Magdalene in 1994 as a research fellow in English legal history. He is now Reader in English Legal History in the Faculty of Law and Co-Director of the Centre for English Legal History. He supervises undergraduates in legal history and land law, and lectures on legal history both in the Law Tripos and in LLM Course. Between 2001 and 2003 he was Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Law. He has been Director of Studies in Law at Magdalene since 1997.
Dr Jones’s research interests are in English legal history in the early-modern period, with a particular focus on equity, trusts, conveyancing, and the royal feudal revenue.
MA (Cantab.), LLM, PhD
1990 Chancellor’s Medal for English Law, University of Cambridge
1996 Yorke Prize, University of Cambridge
2003 David Yale Prize, Selden Society
2011 Sutherland Prize, American Society for Legal History
‘Trusts in England after the Statute of Uses: A View from the 16th Century’, in Richard Helmholz and Reinhard Zimmermann, eds, Itinera Fiduciae: Trust and Treuhand in Historical Perspective (Berlin, 1998), pp. 173-205