|Born||26 March 1961|
|Occupation||Professor of law|
|Title||Professor of Law, Director of Research|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Sub-discipline||labour law, social rights, and the economics of law|
|Institutions||Peterhouse College, Cambridge|
|Main interests||labour law, private law, and corporate governance|
Simon Deakin (born 26 March 1961) is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Cambridge, and a Fellow of Peterhouse College, Cambridge. He is a programme director in the Cambridge Centre for Business Research (CBR), and an associate Faculty member of the Judge Business School.
Deakin holds a BA and a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge. His doctoral dissertation was awarded the Yorke Prize for legal writing. He took up his first lecturing post at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, in 1987, after a year as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago. He joined the Cambridge Law Faculty in 1990 (first as a lecturer, then as a reader). He was appointed Professor of Law in 2005.
Deakin was a visiting fellow at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Ange Guépin, Nantes, in 1993 and 1995, and the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, University of Melbourne, in 1996. In 2003 he was BNL Visiting Professor of European Law at Columbia University and in 2004 a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Law, European University Institute, Florence. Since 2004 he has been Omron visiting fellow at Doshisha University, Kyoto. From 2001 to 2006 he was the Robert Monks Professor of Corporate Governance in the Judge Business School at Cambridge. In 2005, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy.
Present research projects include work on law, finance and development; reflexive governance in the public interest; gender equality and corporate governance; and capabilities and labour markets in Europe.