Jens Horst Krebs Portrait
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Since 2021, I am the ​ Director for Postgraduate Research in Law and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth where I teach and research in the areas of Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, LegalTech and Law and Technology.

I obtained an LLB in 2013 from Swansea University and went on to undertake a study for my PhD on 'Online Contracting and the Supply of Digital Content to Consumers' which I completed in 2018.

Research interests

My research focuses on contractual issues in e-commerce and consumer law as well as contemporary issues of information technology law. The immediate focus is on the consumer’s position in e-commerce transactions, particularly where the product in question is digital content.

Before turning to an academic legal career, I worked as a software engineer In Germany which places me in a position to tackle legal issues from a strong technological background. This background informs my research and enables me to find innovative solutions to global issues on the law and technology. There is a growing need for research on legal and technological issues surrounding smart contracts, blockchains and self-executing contracts. On a global scale, there is a lack of understanding as to the possibilities and limits of these technologies. I collaborate with academics on a national and international basis on projects, conferences and articles, informing about the technology and revealing and exploring related issues.

Teaching responsibilities

I actively teach the these modules:

  • Applied LegalTech (Postgraduate)
  • Commercial and Consumer Law (Postgraduate)
  • Commercial Law (Undergraduate)

Alongside, I supervise a number of dissertations (undergraduate and postgraduate).

In the past I also taught on the following modules:

  • Contract Law
  • European Union Law
  • Legal Project
  • Current Legal Issues

Media availability

I am happy to be contacted by the media about my research interests covering Consumer Protection, Law and Technology and LegalTech. I am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner.