|Assistant Professor in Law in the Durham Law School||PCL142||+44 (0) 191 33 46856|
Chair of the LLB Exam Board
Johanna’s research expertise is in legal theory with a particular focus on European philosophies of law and justice. Johanna joined Durham Law School in 2015 from the University of Warwick School of Law, having previously taught at the LSE and Birkbeck. She holds degrees from SOAS (BA in Arabic), Birkbeck (LLB) and the LSE (MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society; PhD in Law). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Johanna’s research has ranged from the international law theory of Carl Schmitt to Emmanuel Levinas’s concept of the ‘there is.’ She is currently dividing her time between property theory, particulary the theory of the trust, and theories of justice.
Johanna is a founding member of the Durham Centre for Law & Philosophy.
- Legal Theory
- Philosophy of law
- Property theory
- Political theory
- Durham Centre for Law and Philosophy
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. Piska, Nick & Gibson, Haley Oxford: 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 (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 (2021). E-money and trusts: A property analysis. Law Quarterly Review
- 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.