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Dr Jamie Murray

Formerly at Lancaster University

PhD supervision

Dr Murray is happy to consider PhD proposals in the areas of land and property law.

My Role


Deputy Exams and Coursework Officer

Research overview

My current research interests centre on complex systems theories and regulation/law, particularly in relation to the macroprudential regulation of the global financial system.  The research interests include: the interconnectedness, complexity, and systemic risk of the global financial system; the post 2008 financial regulation literature and the complexity economics of Arthur and Colander; resilience in the self-organisation of the global financial system and in macroprudential regulation of the financial system; the global financial system and macroprudential regulation as complex adaptive systems and complex evolving systems; the complexity theory of global financial system and macroprudential regulation and theories of regulatory capitalism; the complexity theory of social assemblages and the re-thinking of regulation in social theory, behavioural economics, and institutional innovation.

Career Details


  • December 2013 to Date, Lancaster University, Lecturer in Law.
  • January 2002 to November 2013, LJMU, Senior Lecturer in Law.
  • September 1993 to December 2001, UEL, Lecturer in Law.
  • September 1991 to August 1993, Norton Rose, Trainee Solicitor


Current Research




  • Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law, Nomikoi Series, Routledge 2013


The monograph provides an extended analysis of the legal theory of the joint work of the philosopher Deleuze and social theorist Guattari.  In practice it is a theoretically detailed application of complex systems theory to law, particularly to law’s governance and regulation of global capitalist organisation, and law’s potential for the developing governance and regulation of global ecological sustainability.  It builds a detailed analysis of global capitalist organisation centred on banking and financial flows driving corporate and commercial activity and global flows of trade. 






  • ‘Earth Jurisprudence, Wild Law, Emergent Law – Part 1’


Liverpool Law Review 2014 Vol 35 Issue 3 (December)


  • ‘Earth Jurisprudence, Wild Law, Emergent Law – Part 2’


Liverpool Law Review 2015 Vol 36 Issue 2 (August)


  • ‘Complexity Theory & Socio-Legal Studies’


Liverpool Law Review 2008 Vol 29 Issue 2 227-46


  • ‘Introduction: Deleuze & the Semiotics of Law’ (with Prof Ronnie Lippens)


International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 2007 Vol 20 1-6


  • ‘Deleuze & Guattari’s Intensive and Pragmatic Semiotic of Emergent Law’


International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 2007 Vol 20 7-32


  • ‘Nome Law: Deleuze & Guattari on the Emergence of Law’


International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 2006 Vol 19 127-151


  • ‘Sinthome Law: Theoretical Constructions on Lacan’s Concept of the Sinthome’


Law & Critique Vol 16 Issue 2 201-30


  • ‘Public Key Infrastructure Digital Signatures and Systematic Risk’


The Journal of Information, Law and Technology 2003 (1)






Book Chapters


  • ‘Nome Law: Deleuze & Guattari’s Post-structuralist Theory of Complex Organisation’


In Postmodernist and Poststructuralist Theories of Crime, Bruce Arrigo & Dragan Milovanovic (eds) Ashgate Publishing 2010 141-166.


  • ‘Germinal Deviance: Deleuze & Guattari and Criminology’


In New Directions for Criminology, Patrick Van Calster & Ronnie Lippens (eds) Maklu Publishing 2009 59-78.




Other Publications


  • Book Review.  New Perspectives on Property Law, Obligations and Restitution and New Perspectives on Property Law, Human Rights and the Home Alistair Hudson (ed.) Liverpool Law Review 2005 Vol 26 Issue 1 101-109.




Journal Editorship


Guest Editor International Journal for the Semiotics of Law special edition ‘Deleuze & Guattari and Law’ 2007 Vol 20 Issue 2 (with Prof Ronnie Lippens).




Conference Papers/Seminars


  • ‘Complexity Theory and Financial Regulation’ Law’s Complexity Conference, Lancaster University, September 2015
  • ‘Macroprudential Regulation of Global Financial System’, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Complexity Roundtable, May 2015
  • ‘The Future of Legal Studies is in High Dimensionality Manifolds’ (Invited Speaker)


Complexity Theory and the Law Conference, Law School, Sussex University, May 2014.


  • ‘Land Law: Between Ecology & Economy’


Socio-Legal Studies Association, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, March 2014.


  • ‘Equity’s Jurisdiction: An Intensive Assemblage Doing Law Differently’


Equity Stirring Conference, Law School, University of Kent, June 2012


  • ‘Schizo Law & the Schizo Lawyer’


Critical Legal Conference, University of Leicester, September 2010.


  • ‘The Law of Global Capital’


Socio-Legal Studies Association, University of West of England, April 2010


  • ‘Lacan on the Sinthome and the Transformation of Law’ (Invited speaker)


Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Aberystwth, June 2008


  • ‘Complexity Theory and Socio-Legal Studies’ (Invited Speaker)


Liverpool Socio-Legal Studies Forum, September 2007


  • ‘Emergent Law: Complexity as a Socio-Legal Paradigm’ (Invited Speaker)


International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, June 2007


  • ‘Complexity Theory and Legal Studies’


Socio-Legal Studies Association, University of Stirling, April 2006


  • ‘Deleuze & Guattari’s Assemblage Theory of Law’


Critical Legal Conference, University of Kent, September 2005


  • ‘Of the Refrain: Deleuze & Guattari’s Nome Law’


Critical Legal Conference, University of Westminster, September 2004


  • ‘Deleuze & Guattari’s Deterritorialisation of Property Law’


Socio-Legal Studies Association, Nottingham Trent University, April 2003





Current Teaching



LLB Teaching


Equity & Trusts


Land Law


Module Leaderships


Land Law 


External Roles


Member of the Associate Law & Systems Theory Network, Lancaster University

External Examiner, School of Law, Liverpool Hope University 2015-

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