Ewan Gordon McKendrick (born 1960) is Herbert Smith Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford. He is known for his academic work on the law of contract, as well as publications in the law of unjust enrichment and commercial law.
McKendrick was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied law, and Pembroke College, Oxford, where he obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law degree (BCL). After lecturing at the Central Lancashire Polytechnic, University of Essex and London School of Economics, he returned to Oxford in 1991 as a Fellow of St Anne's College. In 1995, he became Professor of English Law at University College London. He was called to the bar (i.e. became a barrister) as a member of Gray's Inn in 1998 and was appointed a Bencher in 2009. He left UCL in 2000 to become Herbert Smith Professor of English Private Law at Oxford University, a post that is associated with a fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall. He became a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university in 2006. He became Registrar of the University of Oxford on 1 January 2011.
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- Goode on Commercial Law (Penguin 2010)
- Contract Law (8th edn Palgrave 2009)