Dr Jingbo (Jenny) Zhang is a Lecturer in Commercial and Maritime Law and a member of the Insitute of Maritime Law at Southampton Law School.
Jenny has taught a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including Remedies in Contract and Tort, International Commercial Sales, International Trade Finance and Carriage of Goods by Sea. She has also been actively delivering trainings to both academic and industrial partners.
Jenny's research focuses on the law of international sale of goods and its corelation with international trade finance and carriage of goods. She has published a number of journal articles and book chapters related to these subjects. Her current work in progress centres on examining the legal viability of international trade digitalisation and harmonisation.
Jenny is keen on building cross-border relationships and generating research impact through public engagement. Her edited book Maritime law in China: Emerging Issues and Recent Developments was published by Informa on Routledge in 2016, as the fruit from the Chinese-English Maritime Law Conference sponsored by the Confucius Institute. Moreover, Jenny was invited by the UK House of Lords Select Committee: EU Internal Market sub-committee to provide expert evidence on the “Future EU-UK Transport Arrangements post Brexit” in 2018 and cited numerously its following report “Brexit: road, rail and maritime transport” (HL Paper 355). Jenny has also recently contributed to the law reform on digital trade documents proposed by the Law Commission in England and Wales.