Staff Profile:Prof. Rosemary Auchmuty
- Professor Rosemary Auchmuty
- Job Title:
- Module convenor for LLB Land Law and the Property Law Project; member of the LLB Equity and Trusts team and the LLB Gender and Law team
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YNumber of items: 13.
- Auchmuty, R. (2012) Law and the power of feminism: how marriage lost its power to oppress women. Feminist Legal Studies, 20 (2). pp. 71-87. ISSN 0966-3622 doi: 10.1007/s10691-012-9197-6
- Auchmuty, R. (2012) Land law and equity and trust. In: Hunter, C. (ed.) Integrating soci-legal studies into the law curriculum. Palgrave Macmillan socio-legal studies . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 69-103. ISBN 9780230304482
- Auchmuty, R. (2011) Whatever happened to Miss Bebb? Bebb v The Law Society and women’s legal history. Legal Studies: The Journal of the Society of Legal Scholars, 31 (2). pp. 175-343. ISSN 1748-121X doi: 10.1111/j.1748-121X.2010.00180.x
- Auchmuty, R. (2010) Feminists as stakeholders in the law school. In: Cownie, F. (ed.) Stakeholders in the Law School. Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 35-64. ISBN 9781841137216
- Auchmuty, R. (2010) Judgment: Royal Bank of Scotland Plc v Etridge (No 2). In: Hunter, R., McGlynn, C. and Rackley, E. (eds.) Feminist judgments: from theory to practice. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 155-169. ISBN 9781849460538
- Auchmuty, R. (2008) Early women law students at Cambridge and Oxford. Journal of Legal History, 29 (1). pp. 63-97. ISSN 0144-0365 doi: 10.1080/01440360801903588
- Auchmuty, R. (2008) Lesbian. In: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J. (eds.) The New Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, p. 728. ISBN 9780199290543
- Auchmuty, R. (2008) What's so special about marriage? The impact of Wilkinson v Kitzinger. Child & Family Law Quarterly, 20 (4). pp. 479-98. ISSN 1358-8184
- Auchmuty, R. (2008) Women Lawyers, Distinguished. In: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J. (eds.) The New Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 1256-1257. ISBN 9780199290543
- Auchmuty, R. (2008) The married women's property acts: Equality was not the issue. In: Hunter, R. (ed.) Rethinking Equality Projects in Law: Feminist Challenges. Oxford: Hart . ISBN 9781841138404
- Auchmuty, R. (2008) A world of women: Growing up in the girl's school story. 2nd edition. Bettany Press, London. ISBN 9780955297366
- Auchmuty, R. (2007) 'Girls' School Stories: the Critical Response. Children's Literature Review, 128. ISSN 0362-4145
- Auchmuty, R. (2007) The woman law student and the girls' college novel. Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, 19. pp. 37-72. ISSN 0832-8781 doi: 10.1353/jwl.2008.0020
- Using feminist judgments in the property law classroom' (2012) 42 The Law Teacher 227-238.
- 'Bebb, Gwyneth Marjory' (2011) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, www.oxforddnb.com.
- 'Beyond Couples? Burden v the United Kingdom (2008)' (2009) 17 Feminist Legal Studies 205-218.
- 'Out of the Shadows: Feminist silence and liberal law' (2007) in Carl Stychin and Vanessa Munro eds. Sexuality and the Law: Feminist Engagements. London: Routledge.
- 'Unfair Shares for Women: The rhetoric of equality and the reality of inequality' (2007) in Anne Bottomley and Hilary Lim eds. Feminist Perspectives on Land Law. London: Glass House Press.
- 'The Rhetoric of Equality and the Problem of Heterosexuality' (2005) in Linda Mulcahy and Sally Wheeler eds. Feminist Perspectives on Contract. London: Glass House Press.
- 'Same-Sex Marriage Revived: Feminist critique and legal strategy' (2004) 14 Feminism & Psychology 101-26. Reprinted in Leslie J. Moran ed. Sexuality and Identity. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006, a volume in the International Library of Essays in Law and Society, general editor Austin Sarat.
- 'Not Just a Good Children's Story: A tribute to adverse possession' (2004) 63 Conveyancer 293-307.
- 'When Equality is Not Equity: Homosexual inclusion in undue influence law' (2003) 11 Feminist Legal Studies 163-90.
- 'Agenda for a Feminist Legal Curriculum' (2003) 23 Legal Studies 377-401.
- 'Men Behaving Badly: An analysis of undue influence cases' (2002) 11 Social and Legal Studies 257-82.
- 'The Fiction of Equity' (2001) in Susan Scott-Hunt and Hilary Lim eds. Feminist Perspectives on Equity and Trusts. London: Cavendish.
- BA (ANU, 1971), PhD (ANU, 1975), Dip.Ed. (Wollongong, 1977), LLB (CNAA, 1989), LLM (UCL, 1991).
A pioneer of women's studies and feminist legal studies in higher education in Britain, Rosemary (an Australian by upbringing) was Associate Director of the AHRC Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, a joint enterprise between the Universities of Westminster, Keele and Kent, for three years before joining Reading Law School in 2007. She is currently an executive member of the Society of Legal Scholars, a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Law and Society Association and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2012. Since 2000 she has been a Visiting professor at the University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Defense, France, teaching Land Law and Trusts. Prior to moving into law she wrote widely in the areas of women's history and children's literature, including three books - Australia's Daughters (Sydney: Methuen, 1978), A World of Girls: the Appeal of the Girls' School Story (London: The Women's Press, 1992, 2nd ed. 2004) and A World of Women: growing up in the girls' school story (London: The Women's Press,1999, 2nd ed. 2008). She co-edited the 2-volume Encyclopaedia of School Stories (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000) and wrote several entries for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004) and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature (2006). She has just completed a British Academy funded project on dissolution of civil partnerships. Her current research interests include property law, legal history, and gender and sexuality issues, particularly marriage and civil partnership.