Katsampouka, Eleni

Eleni Katsampouka

Stipendiary Lecturer in Private Law

Academic background

University of Athens (LLB, LLM (both dist)); University College London (LLM (dist)); University of Oxford (MPhil (dist))


Undergraduate: Torts, Contract, Roman Private Law


Eleni Katsampouka is a Stipendiary Lecturer in private law at St Anne’s college. She teaches Tort Law, Contract Law and Roman Private Law. Her research focuses on the law of exemplary (or punitive) damages.

Eleni holds degrees from the University of Athens (LL.B. and LL.M. (both dist), University College London (LL.M., dist) and the University of Oxford (MPhil, dist).

She has previously served as Lecturer at the Queen’s and Keble colleges, Teaching Fellow in Law at UCL and co-convenor of the Oxford Obligations Discussion Group. She is also a qualified lawyer and has practised law in Brussels (European Commission – DG Competition and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s office).

Recent Publications

  1. ‘Punitive Damages: Ten Misconceptions’ in E Bant and others (eds), Punishment and Private Law (Hart 2021) (with J Goudkamp)
  2. ‘Exemplary Damages and Insurance Fraud’ (2019) 135 Law Quarterly Review 380-385
  3. ‘Punitive Damages Across the Common-Law World’ in A Robertson and J Goudkamp (eds), Form and Substance in the Law of Obligations (Hart 2019) 331-351 (with J Goudkamp)
  4. ‘An Empirical Study of Punitive Damages’ (2018) 38 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 90-122 (with J Goudkamp)
  5. ‘Punitive Damages: Perception and Reality’ (2017) Personal Injury Law Journal 12-14 (with J Goudkamp)