Dr Alex Waghorn

Dr Alex Waghorn

Assistant Professor of Law

LSE Law School

Room No
Cheng Kin Ku Building 6.21
Key Expertise
Private Law

About me

Alex joined the LSE as an Assistant Professor in 2022. He researches and teaches all aspects of private law, but is particularly interested in property, tort and restitution. His PhD thesis concerned the doctrinal and normative foundations of rules of English law which govern the creation of new property rights. The thesis was awarded a Yorke Prize by the University of Cambridge, in recognition of its exceptional quality. Some of that research was also published as an article in the 2021 Modern Law Review, for which Alex was awarded the Wedderburn Prize. He is currently working on papers relating to remedies in tort, the nature of bailment, and methodology in private law theory.

Before coming to the LSE, Alex was a fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and studied Law at Cambridge (BA, PhD) and Oxford (BCL).