Jamin, Christophe

Full professor at Sciences Po
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Christophe Jamin holds a doctorate in law from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1990) and he successfully completed the agrégation in private law and criminal science (1993). He was member of the Bar of Paris (1988-1994) and the secretary of the organization's Conférence du stage (1990).

After teaching at McGill University in Montreal as a Boulton Fellow (1985-1986) and lecturing at the Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1991-1993), he became a full professor the Faculty of Law of the Université de Lille 2 (1993-2005) where he served as associate-dean (1998-2002) and taught the law of obligations, commercial contracts and the philosophy of law. He also created and directed at Lille 2 the master's program in contract law (1994-2003) and the Centre René-Demogue on the law of obligations and legal theory (1994-2005). He is currently a full professor at Sciences Po, where he is Dean of the Law School (2009-2020) and where he directs the master's program in droit économique. Since 2008, he has been a Senior Boulton Fellow at McGill University and the research director for the Centre d'Études et de Recherches des Avocats of the Conseil National des Barreaux, the French National Bar Association.

He was a junior member of the Institut universitaire de France (1995-2000) and a visiting professor at the Universities of London (2004), California (Berkeley, 1999) and Sfax (Tunisia, 1998). He speaks regularly at conferences and participates in many seminars in universities, both in France and abroad (including the universities of Amsterdam, Cambridge, Gand, Harvard, Montreal and Porto). He is the director of the Revue trimestrielle de droit civil (since 2016) and a member of the editorial board of the Archives de philosophie du droit, of the Advisory Board of the European Private Law Review Review and of the Consulting Board of the European Review of Contract Law; he is also an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and a founding member of the Transnational Advisory Group to the American Association of Law Schools. 

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 
  • Legal education
  • Contract law
  • Legal history
  • History of legal thought
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