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Mr Alec Morris

Lecturer in Law Equity and Trusts

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Alec Morris

LLB; LLM; PGCertHE; FHEA; PhD cand.

Alec Morris is the Module Convenor for the Law of Trusts on the LLB (full-time and part-time) and also teaches Land Law, Company Law, and the Law of Contract. In 2022, he was nominated for the Oxford University Press national Law Teacher of the Year Award.

As well as LLB and LLM degrees, Alec has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is currently undertaking a PhD (part-time) at the University of Portsmouth; his thesis concerns property-holding by unincorporated associations.

Alec is a regular Twitter user and often tweets about private law – particularly trusts. Follow Alec on Twitter.

You can find Alec’s publications via his SSRN profile here and his ORCID profile here.

Recent publications

  • AJ Morris, ‘Unincorporated Associations and the Property Problem: The Contract-Holding Theory as the Ace of Clubs?’ (2023) 87(1) Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 9
  • AJ Morris, ‘No Longer Waning – Pennington Revived?’ (2021) 35(1) Trust Law International, 50
  • AJ Morris, ‘Private Purpose Trusts and the Re Denley Trust 50 Years On’ (2020) 34(3) Trust Law International, 165

Conferences and Presentations

  • “Powers, Property, and Purposes”, Modern Studies in Property Law Conference, University of Cambridge, 27th March 2024
  • “Understanding Unincorporated Associations”, Private and Commercial Law Conference, University of Western Australia, 14th December 2023
  • “Powers, Purposes, and Principles”, Society of Legal Scholars Conference, Oxford Brookes University, 28th June 2023
  • “Understanding Unincorporated Associations” Modern Law Review Early-Career Legal Scholars Workshop, University of Nottingham, 17th May 2023
  • “Testamentary Gifts to Clubs and Societies”, Society of Legal Scholars Conference, King’s College London, 9 September 2022
  • “Unincorporated Associations and the Property-Problem: The ‘Contract-Holding’ Theory as the Ace of Clubs?”, Modern Studies in Property Law Conference PGR Stream, Oxford, 31 March 2022
  • “Unincorporated Associations: The ‘Contract-Holding’ Theory as the Ace of Clubs?”, Oxford Private Law Postgraduate Discussion Group, Oxford/online, 6 December 2021
  • “Unincorporated Associations and the Perennial Property-Holding Problem”, Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management Conference 2021, Singapore/online, 23 July 2021
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