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Institute of Maritime Law

Dr Jenny Jingbo Zhang

Lecturer in Commercial and Maritime Law

Jenny Jingbo Zhang


Jenny held dual undergraduate degrees in Economics and Law from Southwest University of Political Science and Law, China, before she moved to Southampton studying LLM in Maritime Law and continuing her PhD research on Letters of Credit.

Jenny has been a Lecturer in Commercial and Maritime Law at Southampton Law School since March 2014. Before taking up this full-time position, Jenny did part-time teaching in LLM International Trade Law course at Southampton. Apart from teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Southampton, Jenny is also actively involved in delivering short courses and enterprise trainings to both academic and industrial partners.

Jenny’s research interests are primarily in the fields of carriage of goods by sea, international sale of goods and trade finance. Jenny has published a number of articles in international journals, including the recent one on non-documentary conditions under letters of credit in Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. Her co-edited book Maritime law in China: Emerging Issues and Recent Developments was published by Informa on Routledge in 2016.

Jenny is also keen on building the cross-border relationship and exchanging the cutting-edge ideas between academics and practitioners. She co-ordinated the Chinese-English Insurance Law Conference in 2013 and the Chinese-English Maritime Law Conference in 2014, both sponsored by Southampton Confucius Institute. Recently, she was invited by the House of Lords Select Committee, EU Internal Market sub-committee to provide expert evidence on the future EU-UK transport arrangements post Brexit, based on the research outcome of the IML project “The UK Maritime Sectors beyond Brexit”.


Jenny’s research interests lie in International Sale of Goods and Trade Finance, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Marine Insurance and WTO Law. Moreover, with the background of international economics and trade, she would like to undertake the interdisciplinary research, which can effectively connect economic practices with legal positions.


Contact details

Jenny Jingbo Zhang
Institute of Maritime Law
Southampton Law School
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 23 8059 4451



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