Dr Jingbo (Jenny) Zhang

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    Dr Jingbo (Jenny) Zhang is a Senior Lecturer in Commerical Law at Aston Law School. Previously, she worked as a Lecturer in Commercial and Maritime Law at the University of Southampton in 2014-2022. Her research interests are primarily in the fields of international sale of goods, international trade finance, carriage of goods by sea and commercial contract law. Apart from teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, Jenny has also been actively engaged in delivering professional training to both commercial and industrial partners. 

    In addition to publishing high quality research outputs in books and international journals, Jenny has been actively engaged in public policy making and law reform. She was invited by the House of Lords Select Committee, EU Internal Market sub-committee to provide expert evidence on the "Future of EU-UK Transport Arrangements post Brexit" in 2018, and she has also contributed to the current Law Commission reform on Electronic Trade Documents. She was elected as the Co-Convenor of the Contract, Commercial and Consumer Law Section for the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference in 2019-2021.

    Research Interests

    International Sale of Goods, International Trade Finance, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Commercial Contract Law


    Higher Education Fellow, 2015

    PhD in Law, University of Southampton, 2015

    LLM in Maritime Law, University of Southampton, UK, 2010

    LLB in Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, China, 2009

    BA in International Economics and Trade, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, China, 2009



    Contact Details

    Email: j.zhang35@aston.ac.uk

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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