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Professor Barry Rider OBE PhD LLD

Fellow Commoner Emeritus
Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies
Development Studies and Comparative Law

Barry Rider is a Professorial Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge.

Academic interests

Barry Rider's academic interests include:

  • Corporate law
  • Comparative law
  • Development studies
  • Financial law.

Degrees obtained

  • LLB Hons, University of London.
  • MA, University of Cambridge.
  • PhD, University of London.
  • PhD, University of Cambridge.
  • Barrister at Law, England and Wales.
  • LLD, honoris causa,Dickinson Law School, Penn State University, USA.
  • LLD, honoris causa, University of the Free State, South Africa.
  • Wenlan Scholarship Chair, Ministry of Education, China.
  • Honorary Senior Fellow, School of Advanced Study (IALS), University of London.
  • Honorary Professor of Law, University of the Free State.
  • Honrary Fellow, Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong.
  • Honorary Senior Fellow, Society for Advanced Legal Studies.
  • Honorary Professor of Law, State Prosecutors University, China.
  • Honorary Professor of Law, Centre for International Criminal Justice, Beijing Normal University.
  • Honrary Professor of Public Law, Centre for the Rule of Law, Zhongang University, China.

Awards and prizes

  • Drapers Company Prize for Excellence, LLB examination.
  • Inns of Court Prize, First in Order of Merit, Bar Examinations.
  • Morrit Prize for Judicial Scholarship.

Other interests

  • Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
  • Retired Fellow, Jesus College, (Fellow and sometime Tutor, 1976 to 2002).
  • Director, Chairman and founder of the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime.
  • Professor of Law, former Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.
  • Professor of English Law, BPP University.
  • Past Master, Worshipful company of Pattenmakers in the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Educators.
  • Full and Permanent Professor of Comparative Law, Renmin University, China.
  • Honorary Adviser on Strategy and Development, Law School, Renmin University, China.
  • General Editor of the Company Lawyer.
  • General Editor of the Journal of Financial Crime.
  • General Editor, Amicus Curiae.
  • General Editor, International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal.
  • General Editor of the Journal of Money Laundering Control and Amicus Curiae.

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