UCL Faculty of Laws


Jeevan Hariharan

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Key information

•    PhD Candidate
•    BA (First Class and University Medal)/LLB, University of Sydney; LLM (First Class), University of Cambridge
•    j.hariharan@ucl.ac.uk

Jeevan joined the Faculty of Laws in September 2019. His thesis is a critical analysis of the protection of 'physical privacy' under English law, exploring how the law deals with intrusions into one's personal space. His research is supported by a Faculty of Laws Research Scholarship.

Alongside his PhD, Jeevan is an Associate Lecturer at UCL, teaching Tort Law, Jurisprudence and Internet Law and Policy. He has previously held teaching positions at the University of Cambridge, and in both the Law School and Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney.  

Jeevan previously completed an LLM at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the Lucas-Smith Memorial Prize for the top law student at Queens’ College, and a Foundation Scholarship. Jeevan also holds BA and LLB degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia where he received the University Medal in Philosophy.

Research Supervisors

Research Interests

Privacy, Tort Law, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Intellectual Property

Professional Experience

Jeevan’s professional experiences includes working as a Legal Advisor at Linklaters LLP in London. Before moving to the UK, Jeevan was a Judicial Assistant at the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. 



  • "Trade Mark Specifications: Clear (and Precise) Skies Ahead?" (2020) 79(2) Cambridge Law Journal 231
  • “Damages for Reputational Harm: Can Privacy Actions Tread on Defamation’s Turf?” (2021) 13(2) Journal of Media Law 186
  • “Ringing Off the Hook: When do Domestic Security Devices Become Unlawful?” (2022) 33(2) Entertainment Law Review 60

Blog posts

Public policy and engagement

  • Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper on Intimate Image Abuse, May 2021

Conference papers and presentations

  • “Damages for Reputational Harm: Can Privacy Actions Tread on Defamation’s Turf?”, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (September 2021)
  • “Physical Privacy and Bodily Integrity”, New Directions in Private Law Theory Conference, UCL (November 2021)
  • “Privacy, Damages and the Concept of Loss”, Philosophy, Law & Politics Graduate Forum, organised by joint committee from the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Surrey, UCL, LSE, KCL and Queen Mary (January 2022)