Dr Joyman Lee
- Lecturer in Common Law (School of Law)
Joyman joined the Law School in August 2021. He holds a PhD in history from Yale University and has submitted his PhD thesis in private law at University College London. He has also studied and taught law at Sciences Po in Paris.
His research interests lie in comparative private law, trust law and property. His doctoral thesis “Structure and Rulemaking in English, Japanese and Quebec Trusts” argues that English express trusts and trusts as found in mixed legal systems are essentially similar, and proposes good faith as a solution to rulemaking challenges.
Comparative Private Law, Trust Law, Property
UCL: Peter Birks Scholarship in Private Law (£54,000 + tuition fees), Master of the Rolls Scholarship (LLM), Pump Court Tax Chambers Prize for the best results in international & commercial trusts law (LLM)
Inner Temple: Major Scholarship (GDL)
History: Yale Graduate School Fellowship & Overbrook History Fellowship, Japan Foundation, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, Richard U Light Fellowship (Yale)
Kennedy Scholarship (declined)
Common law LLB: Equity & Trusts, Land Law
Scots law LLB: Property (trust law)
Honours courses: Advanced Property and Trusts, Comparative Private Law
Prior to his career change to law, Joyman was an assistant professor in the US. He studied the Japanese language intensively at the Inter-University Center and was a visitor at the University of Tokyo. He grew up in London and read history at Cambridge.