Dr Timothy J. Dodsworth
Tim is a lecturer in law (Education and Research) at the University of Exeter. He has co-lead a research project which suggested an overarching theory behind all long-term renewable contracts. This research is currently being applied to energy contracts. He is the module convenor for all undergraduate contract law courses (LAW1004. LAW2004B and LAW40004 - Hong Kong) and the comparative contract law course (LAW2139).
Prior to his appointment Tim was a Herbert Smith Fellow at the University of Warwick (2011 – 2015), where he also completed his PhD in 2015. Tim was awarded the LLM in Commercial Law in 2011 from the University of Sheffield, where he also completed the LPC (2010) and his LLB (Hons.) (European, International and Comparative Law).
Tim is the winner of the WATEPGR (Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence) of 2014 and was nominated for the 'most supportive staff member' and 'best lecturer' award in 2017. He has received the Exeter gold above and beyond award for his contribution to the department.
Tim is a member of a number of professional bodies:
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
- Belbin Team Role Accredited
- Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
- Member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Tim’s research interests lie in the area of comparative (European) contract law. He recently completed his PhD thesis at the University of Warwick on ‘the underlying philosophies of German and English contract law’, looking at the values that have shaped judgments, leading to cases with differing outcomes. In this context Tim also led a research project on automatically renewable contracts in Europe. He has since co-lead a research project which suggested an overarching theory behind all long-term renewable contracts. This research is currently being applied to energy contracts. The third research project is a contribution to an edited collection, A Cultural History of Law in the Age of Enlightenment, which takes a more historical and contextual approach to contract law.
Tim’s broad research interests lie in the areas of:
- Contract and Commercial Law
- European Contract Law
- The Theory/Theories of Contract Law