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Dr Jesse Elvin

Senior Lecturer

The City Law School, Academic Programmes

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Jesse Elvin graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1994 with a BA in Law and Anthropology. He obtained an LLM from the LSE in 1995, and a PhD from the same institution in 2005. Before joining City University, he taught at the LSE and University College London. He has published in a number of journals, including the Cambridge Law Journal, the Law Quarterly Review, and the Modern Law Review. His research and teaching interests include tort law, criminal law, and contract law.

Mr Elvin has also been a member of the Society of Legal Scholars since 2005.

Qualifications

- PhD Law, University of London
- LLM Law, Merit, University of London
- BA Law and Anthropology, University of London

Significant personal achievements in education

Mr Elvin nd his colleague, Claire de Than, received two major awards from the LDC for the 2009-10 academic year:

- £8,000 Learning Development Project award
- £7,000 Enhanced Learning Project award

He was nominated for a Student Voice Award, City University London for 2008-09 and was the Parsons Visitor at University of Sydney in 2008. He also received the London School of Economics Departmental Teaching Prize for 2002-2003.

Research

Mr Elvin is currently working on a number of projects: for example, together with a colleague, he is writing several papers relating to private prosecution. Together with a number of leading academics in one of his fields, he and the same co-author are also working on a paper to be contributed to an edited collection on general defences in criminal law. In the past three years, Mr Elvin has also published three articles and four book sections.

Research Students

Name
Alex Antoniou
Thesis Title
The New Criminal Offence of Possession of Extreme Pornographic Images (Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, ss. 63-7)

Publications

Chapters (9)

  1. de Than, C. and Elvin, J. (2016). The relationship between capacity and consent. Consent: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (pp. 37–51). ISBN 978-1-317-16192-9.
  2. Elvin, J.D. and de than, C. (2016). Consent to Death. In Ashford, C., Reed, A. and Wake, N. (Eds.), Consent and Control: Legal Perspectives on State Power (pp. 50–76). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4438-9944-4.
  3. de Than, C. and Elvin, J. (2013). Towards a rational reconstruction of the law on secondary participation and inchoate offences: Attempt. Participation in Crime: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (pp. 157–172). ISBN 978-1-4094-5345-1.
  4. de Than, C. and Elvin, J. (2013). Towards a rational reconstruction of the law on secondary participation and inchoate offences: Conspiracy. Participation in Crime: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives (pp. 141–156). ISBN 978-1-4094-5345-1.
  5. Elvin, J.D. (2011). ‘Killing in Response to “Circumstances of an Extremely Grave Character”: Improving the Law on Homicide? In Reed, A. and Bohlander, M. (Eds.), Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility: Domestic, Comparative and International Perspectives (pp. 135–150). Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. ISBN 978-1-4094-9782-0.
  6. Elvin, J.D. and de Than, C. (2011). Skills Assumptions in Legal Education. In Frenkel, D. (Ed.), Legal Theory, Practice and Education (pp. 25–39). ATINER. ISBN 978-960-85411-5-3.
  7. Elvin, J.D. (2009). An Overview of the Current English Law Regulating Media Content. In Hargrave, A.M. and Livingstone, S.M. (Eds.), Harm and Offence in Media Content: A Review of the Evidence (pp. 273–293). Intellect Books. ISBN 978-1-84150-238-0.
  8. Elvin, J.D. (2009). An Overview of the Current European Law Regulating Media Content. In Hargrave, A.M. and Livingstone, S.M. (Eds.), Harm and Offence in Media Content (pp. 273–293). Intellect Books. ISBN 978-1-84150-238-0.
  9. Elvin, J.D. (2007). The Purpose of the Doctrine of Presumed Undue Influence. In Giliker, P. (Ed.), Comparative Perspectives on Contract and Unjust Enrichment (pp. 231–253). Martinus Nijhoff.

Journal Articles (28)

  1. Elvin, J.D. and De Than, C. (2010). Skills Assumptions in Humanities and Social Sciences. The International Journal of Learning, 17(8), pp. 217–226.
  2. Elvin, J.D. (2010). The Continuing Use of Problematic Sexual Stereotypes in Judicial Decision-Making. Feminist Legal Studies, 18(3), pp. 275–297. doi:10.1007/s10691-010-9160-3.
  3. Elvin, J.D. (2010). How Should the Law Respond to Stress-Related Claims? King’s Law Journal, 21(1), pp. 43–71.
  4. Elvin, J.D. (2009). Responsibility, “Bad Luck”, and Delinquent Animals: Law as a Means of Explaining Tragedy. Journal of Criminal Law, 73(6), pp. 530–558.
  5. Elvin, J.D. (2009). Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 21, pp. 337–339.
  6. Elvin, J.D. (2008). The Concept of Consent under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Journal of Criminal Law, 72(6), pp. 516–533.
  7. Elvin, J.D. (2008). Self-Defence in Criminal Law. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 21, pp. 276–278.
  8. Elvin, J.D. (2008). The Legal Response to Occupational Stress Claims. Tort Law Review, 16, pp. 23–38.
  9. Elvin, J.D. (2008). Intoxication, Capacity to Consent, and the Sexual Offences Act 2003. King’s Law Journal, 19(1), pp. 151–157.
  10. Elvin, J.D. (2007). Outrageous! Moral Panics in Australia. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 19, pp. 127–128.
  11. Elvin, J.D. (2006). The Doctrine of Precedent and the Provocation Defence: A Comment on R v James. Modern Law Review, 69(5), pp. 819–831. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2230.2006.00611.x.
  12. Elvin, J.D. (2005). Khatun v Newham LBC. European Review of Contract Law pp. 469–477.
  13. Elvin, J.D. (2005). Carol Harlow: State Liability and Beyond. Modern Law Review, 68, pp. 701–704.
  14. Elvin, J.D. (2004). Tort Liability for Psychiatric Illness Caused by Stress at Work. King’s College Law Journal, 15(2), pp. 428–436.
  15. Elvin, J.D. (2004). Damages for Non-Economic Harm in Unfair Dismissal Cases. Cambridge Law Journal, 63, pp. 303–306.
  16. Elvin, J.D. (2004). The Right to Free Speech, Standards of Taste and Decency, and the “Truth” About Abortions: R v British Broadcasting Corporation, ex parte ProLife Alliance. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, 1 .
  17. Elvin, J.D. (2004). Occupiers' Liability, Free Will, and the Dangers of a “Compensation Culture”. Edinburgh Law Review, 8, pp. 127–132. doi:10.3366/elr.2004.8.1.127.
  18. Elvin, J.D. (2003). Can an Employer be under a Duty to Dismiss an Employee for his Own Good in Order to protect his Health? Cambridge Law Journal, 62, pp. 20–23. doi:10.1017/S0008197303286219.
  19. Elvin, J.D. (2003). Liability for Negligent Refereeing of a Rugby Match. Law Quarterly Review, 119, pp. 560–563.
  20. Elvin, J.D. (2003). The Law of Nuisance and the Human Rights Act. Cambridge Law Journal, 62, pp. 546–548.
  21. Elvin, J.D. (2003). The Duty of Schools to Prevent Bullying. Tort Law Review, 11, pp. 168–189.
  22. Elvin, J.D. (2003). Liability for Unplanned Children’. King’s College Law Journal, 14, pp. 224–232.
  23. Elvin, J.D. (2003). The Application of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999. King’s College Law Journal, 14, pp. 39–63.
  24. Elvin, J.D. (2002). Are Healthy Children Always a Blessing? The Cambridge Law Journal, 16(3), pp. 516–519.
  25. Elvin, J.D. (2002). The Liability of Schools for Bullying. Cambridge Law Journal, 61(2), pp. 255–257.
  26. Elvin, J.D. (2002). The Notion of Vicarious Liability for Sexual Abuse in English Law’. King’s College Law Journal, 13, pp. 97–101.
  27. Elvin, J.D. (2002). ‘Incorporating Particularly Onerous or Unusual Terms. Cambridge Law Journal, 61, pp. 19–22.
  28. Elvin, J.D. Causation and Legal Responsibility: 'Take Your Victim as You Find Him?' Journal of the Institute of Law, 2017(1), pp. 45–59.

Education

- Tort Law (LU2008)
- Tort Law (LG2008)
- Criminal Law (LU1005)
- Justice, Law and History (LU3039 and LG3039)

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (14)

  1. Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference. Oxford, UK (2016).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: 'Acting Reasonably in Tort and Criminal Law'.
  2. 'Does Jersey Need a Criminal Code?’ conference, organised by the Institute of Law, Jersey. St Helier, Jersey (2015).
    Description: 'Causation and Legal Responsibility: “Take Your Victim as You Find Him"?'
  3. Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference. York, UK (2015).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: 'Procedural Safeguards and the Privately Powerful: Criminal Investigation and the Seizure of Property'.
  4. 'Forbidden Access: Censoring Books and Archives’ conference, organised by the Institute of English Studies, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and Senate House Library. London, UK (2014).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: 'Censorship, the Barbra Streisand Effect and King Canute'
  5. Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference. Nottingham, UK (2014).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: 'Private Payments, Ethics, and the Public Interest'
  6. Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference. Edinburgh, UK (2013).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: ‘Private Prosecution – A Potentially Dangerous Constitutional Safeguard or a Historical Anomaly?’
  7. Twentieth International Conference on Learning. The Learner, Rhodes, Greece (2013).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: ‘Using Internal Student Surveys to Improve Higher Education Student Experience’
  8. Seventh Annual International Conference on Law. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece (2013).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: ‘The Public-Private Divide in Prosecutions and Obtaining of Evidence: Towards a Code?’
  9. International Conference on Learning. Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China (2010).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: ‘Skills Assumptions in Humanities and Social Sciences’
  10. Seventh Annual International Conference on Law. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece (2010).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: 'Skills Assumptions in Legal Education’
  11. Second Learning Development at City Conference. City University London, UK (2010).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: 'Development of Core and Professional Skills in the Undergraduate Curriculum’
  12. Justice, Media and Public: Changing Public Perceptions in the New Media Landscape. Keele University, UK (2010).
    Description: Presentation with C. de Than: ‘The Right to Possess Extremely Disgusting Images’
  13. Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference. Durham, UK (2007).
    Description: Presentation: ‘Hale LJ’s “Practical Propositions” and the Legal Response to Occupational Stress Claims’
  14. British Association of Canadian Scholars Annual Legal Conference. London, UK (2006).
    Description: Presentation: ‘The Purpose of the Doctrine of Presumed Undue Influence’