Dr Johanna Jacques
Associate Professor in Law
BA, LLB, MSc, PhD, SFHEA
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Johanna joined Durham Law School in 2015, having previously taught at the University of Warwick, the LSE and Birkbeck. She holds degrees from SOAS (BA in Arabic), Birkbeck (LLB, 1st class) and the LSE (MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society; PhD in Law). She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Before joining academia, Johanna worked for ten years in private practice as a consultant to the electronic money sector. She now acts as senior legal adviser to the Electronic Money Association, on behalf of which she sits on the editorial board of the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group. She has co-drafted the UK sectoral anti-money laundering guidance for the electronic money and cryptoasset sectors and continues to be involved in regulatory and legislative initiatives in this area. She recently responded to the Law Commission's consultation on digital assets.
Johanna researches in property theory with a particular focus on electronic money and the trust. Her research is shaped by European philosophies of law and justice, and she is a founding member of the Durham Centre for Law & Philosophy.
Johanna welcomes MJur and PhD proposals in the areas of trusts law, electronic money, cryptoassets and property theory, as well as proposal in legal theory more broadly. Please contact her for further information, including on available scholarships.
- Legal theory
- Philosophy of law
- Property theory
- Trusts law
- Electronic money
- Digital assets
- Durham Centre for Law and Philosophy
Available for media contact about:
- English Law: Trusts Law
- English Law: The regulation of electronic money
- European Law: The regulation of electronic money
Chapter in book
- Jacques, Johanna (2019). The Reproduction of Property through the Production of Personhood: The Family Trust and the Power of Things. In Critical Trusts Law: Reading Roger Cotterrell. Piška, Nick & Gibson, Haley Oxford: Counterpress.
- Jacques, Johanna (2016). Law, Decision, Necessity: Shifting the Burden of Responsibility. In The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt: Law, Politics, Theology. Arvidssen, M., Brännström, L. & Minkkinen, P. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 107-119.
- Jacques, Johanna (2022). E-money and Trusts: A Property Analysis. Law Quarterly Review 138(Oct): 605-623.
- Jacques, Johanna (2021). A ‘Most Astonishing’ Circumstance: The Survival of Jewish POWs in German War Captivity during the Second World War. Social & Legal Studies 30(3): 362-383.
- Jacques, Johanna (2019). Property and the Interests of Things: The Case of the Donative Trust. Law and Critique 30(2): 201-220.
- Jacques, Johanna (2017). Where Nothing Happened: The Experience of War Captivity and Levinas’s Concept of the ‘There Is’. Social and Legal Studies 26(2): 230-248.
- Jacques, Johanna (2015). From Nomos to Hegung: Sovereignty and the Laws of War in Schmitt's International Order. Modern Law Review 78(3): 411-430.
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Jacques, Johanna (Published). Writing about Western Jewish POWs in Nazi Germany: Challenges and Rewards. S&LS Blog.
- Jacques, Johanna (Published). Law & Critique: Property and the Interests of Things. CLT Blog.