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Julia Black

Julia Black

2015 LSE Workshop │SSHRC PDG │ 2012 Berlin Workshop │ 2011 Florence Workshop │ 2010 Toronto Workshop




Julia Black is a Professor of Law at the London School of Economics (LSE), where she is currently the Pro-Director for Research. She was the previous Director of the Law Department’s Law and Financial Markets Project; an initiative that aims to bridge the gap between lawyers in the commercial world and those in academic institutions. In addition, she is a research associate at LSE’s Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) and a co-chair of the CARR Regulators’ Forum. Julia is a co-principal investigator and steering committee member overseeing the partnership of researchers investigating transnational business governance initiatives, a project that is funded by a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant and involves more than thirty researchers from nine countries, representing 23 institutions.

Julia is a leading scholar of regulation. She was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2015. She has been a visiting fellow at the University of Sydney, the University of Oxford, and in 2014 was the Sir Frank Holmes Visiting Professor in Public Policy at the University of Wellington, New Zealand. In November 2012 she gave a Public Lecture at Osgoode Hall Law School introducing a novel analytical framework to explore transnational business governance interactions. Julia’s research develops a theory on the nature, dynamics and legitimacy of state and non-state regulatory regimes with a focus on financial markets, risk and emerging polycentric regimes. She is the author of Rules and Regulators (1997) and co-editor of Regulatory Innovation: A Comparative Analysis (2005). Julia’s expertise is widely sought and she has advised a number of governmental and consumer bodies, including the OECD, the financial, environment and legal services regulators in the UK, the Bank of England, the Law Commission of England and Wales, the Canadian Investment Dealers’ Association and the Australian Law Reform Commission. She is the General Editor of the Modern Law Review and sits on the editorial boards of Regulation and Governance and Law and Policy. She is also an independent board member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and chair of its Standards Committee.