Dr Solène Rowan

Dr Solène Rowan

Associate Professor of Law

Department of Law

Room No
New Academic Building 7.26
English, French
Key Expertise
law of obligations, remedies law, comparative law, civil law, French law

About me

Please note: Solène Rowan is currently on leave

Solène Rowan is an Associate Professor at the LSE, specialising in contract, tort, and commercial law. She studied law as an undergraduate student at King's College London and Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and completed her LLM and doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge.

Prior to joining the LSE, Solène was a Fellow and College Lecturer in Law at Queens' College, Cambridge. She has held visiting lectureships at the University of Oxford, the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), and Osaka Gakuin University, Japan. She is also a non-practising solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, having trained at Herbert Smith LLP, London and Shanghai.

Administrative support: Rebecca Newman

Research interests

  • commercial law
  • comparative law
  • law of obligations



Remedies for Breach of Contract: A Comparative Analysis of the Protection of Performance  (Oxford University Press, 2012)

A thought-provoking analysis of remedies for breach of contract, this book examines the commitment of English law to the protection of contractual performance. It considers specific remedies, termination, compensatory damages, gain-based monetary awards, punitive damages, and contractually negotiated remedies. It also looks forward by considering how the protection of performance could be strengthened in the future.

Winner of the Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2012 (first prize)

Runner-up, 2015 New Author's Inner Temple Book Prize

Based on a thesis that was awarded the Yorke Prize of the University of Cambridge in 2009.

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