Dr Emmanuelle Lemaire

School of Law
Dr Emmanuelle Lemaire
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    +44 (0) 1206 874746

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    4SB.6.10, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Monday : 4 - 5 pm



Emmanuelle Lemaire joined the University of Essex in September 2019. Her current research focuses on compensation schemes and their interplay with the tort system, artificial intelligence and civil liability, and the compensation of damage resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. She is affiliated with the GRERCA (Groupe de Recherche Européen de la Responsabilité Civile et de l'Assurance) and with the British Association of Comparative Law (BACL). Emmanuelle was previously a Teaching and Research Assistant (ATER) at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas where she taught at their French and Mauritian campuses (Law of Persons, Introduction to Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Legal Skills, Research and Methods) and worked as a research assistant in the Institute of Comparative Law of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Emmanuelle studied law at the University of Maine (France), the University of Leeds (UK) and the University of Paris II Panthéon Assas (France). She completed a fully-funded PhD at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas in Comparative Tort Law, examining how the French and the English legal systems approached issues of compensation in the context of serial health risks. A summary of her doctoral research can be found on the following website: She is more generally interested in Comparative Law, Medical Negligence, Tort Law, Systems of Compensation, etc.


  • Doctorat de droit (PhD) University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, (2020)

  • Master 2 de droit (European Comparative Law) University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, (2012)

  • Master 1 de droit (General Private Law) University of Paris II Panthéon Assas, (2011)

  • Licence de droit (third year completed at the University of Leeds, UK) University of Maine, (2010)

  • Qualifiée aux fonctions de maître de conférences Conseil National des Universités, (2021)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Comparative Law, Tort Law, French Law, English Law

Conferences and presentations

Responsabilité civile et intelligence artificielle

Invited presentation, Annual Meeting of the GRERCA (Groupe de recherche européen de la responsabilité civile et de l'assurance), Lyon, France, 15/10/2021

Compensation Schemes and the Tort System in the Context of Public Health Scandals

SLS conference, 31/8/2021

Medical Liability applied to COVID-19 Patients: A view of English Law

Invited presentation, COVID-19 and the Compensation of Victims : A Comparative View of the French and the Japanese Legal Systems., Lyon, France, 1/7/2021

Symposium on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Dutch Chapter of the Henri Capitant Association

Symposium Henri Capitant, Leiden, Netherlands, 21/9/2017

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Tort Law (LW201)

  • French Private Law II (LW208)


Journal articles (4)

Lemaire, E., (2019). Causal presumptions and defective products in EU Law. Journal of Professional Negligence. 35 (2), 95-111

Lemaire, E., Alogna, I., Borghetti, J-S., Castermans, AG., Beumers, T., De Cabarrus, C., Cormier, M., Dejean de la Batie, A., Moron-Puech, B., Dankers-Hagenaarrs, D., De Graaff, R., Leveneur-Azémar, M., Vancoppernolle, T., Nuninga, T. and Veldt, G., (2017). Regards comparatistes sur la réforme de la responsabilité civile: le rapprochement des responsabilités contractuelle et délictuelle dans l’avant-projet de réforme, abordé sous l’angle du droit compare. Revue internationale de droit compare. 69 (1), 5-44

Lemaire, E., (2016). The Fear of Future Illness: An Analytical Comparison of English and French Law. Journal of European Tort Law. 7 (1), 27-57

Lemaire, E., (2013). Le vaccin anti-hépatite B, ou l'histoire d'une machine toujours en marche.... Les Petites Affiches. 217, 18-18

Books (2)

Lemaire, E., (2021). Risques sanitaires sériels et responsabilité civile: étude comparée des droits français et anglais. L'Harmattan. 978-2-343-23287-4

Blanc-Jouvan, G., (2015). Exercices corrigés de droit des obligations. 236561065X. 9782365610650

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4SB.6.10, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Monday : 4 - 5 pm