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Professor Peter Harris

Subject Law
Fellow type Lecturers, Professors and College Officers
Year started 2001


Peter A. Harris is a solicitor whose primary academic interest is in tax law. He is a Reader in the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge and a Tutor and Fellow of Churchill College. He earned a Doctorate of Philosophy and a Master of Laws from the University in 1996 and 1992 respectively (Darwin College), as well as a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland in 1991. He is the author of three books and various refereed articles. In particular, an abridged version of his book 'Corporate/Shareholder Income Taxation' won the International Fiscal Association's Mitchell B. Carroll prize presented at the Association's 50th Congress. That version was also awarded a Yorke Prize by the Law Faculty of the University of Cambridge, and was accepted in completion of the requirements of the PhD. Previously Dr Harris was a Senior Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Sydney. From January 1999 until July 2000 he served in the Washington DC based position of Technical Assistance Advisor for the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund where he engaged in drafting tax laws for developing countries. He continues to advise for the International Monetry Fund as an external consultant. He has taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Georgetown, the University of Sydney and the University of Leiden.

College positions


Tutor - Law

Dr Harris is an undergraduate Tutor in Law at Churchill.


Undergraduate Tutor


Director of Studies - Law