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Professor Rosemary Auchmuty

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Professor Rosemary Auchmuty
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Professor
Professor Rosemary Auchmuty

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Responsibilities

Module convenor for the Property Law Project and member of the Land Law and Gender and Law teams

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Impact & Outreach

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Further Publications:

  • 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.

Qualifications

BA (ANU, 1971), PhD (ANU, 1975), Dip.Ed. (Wollongong, 1977), LLB (CNAA, 1989), LLM (UCL, 1991), FHEA (2007), FRSA (2012)

Biographical Details

A pioneer of women's studies and feminist legal studies in higher education in Britain, Rosemary (Australian by upbringing) has been professor of Law at the University of Reading since 2007. She is currently joint Deputy Head of School and teaches Property Law and Gender and Law. She was a Visiting Professor from 2000 to 2015 at the University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Defense, France, teaching Land Law and Trusts.

A former Director of Teaching and Learning in the Law School and early Fellow of the HEA, she has always engaged with educational issues, and her edited textbook, Great Debates in Gender and Law, appeared in 2018. Her research interests include feminist approaches to property law, marriage, sexuality and legal history, about which she has written a number of articles as well as several entries for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). In 2018 she completed, with Erika Rackley and 80+ contributors, a major project leading to an edited collection called Women's Legal Landmarks: Celebrating the history of women and law, commemorating the centenary of women's admission to the legal profession in 1919, as well as an interactive website.

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), wrote several entries for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature (2006) and provided the programme note for a musical called Crush!, based loosely in the school-story tradition, which premiered in September 2015.

In 2017 a play based on her Legal Studies article 'Whatever happened to Miss Bebb?' was performed in London; written by Alex Giles, and entitled 'The Disappearance of Miss Bebb', it featured a cast of West End actors and senior judges including Lady Hale. Another performance took place in Birmingham in 2018 and one is planned for Reading.

During invited visits to Australia in 2017 and 2018 she spoke the Australian National University, the University of Newcastle (New South Wales) and the University of Melbourne, and was keynote speaker in November 2018 at a conference celebrating the first year of Marriage Equality in Australia.

Rosemary has just completed a four-year term as Chair of the ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Law's Working Group on Comparative Study of Legal Professions, an international body of legal scholars working together on research into legal education and the legal professions. She contributed to (and is co-editing) one of its current projects, a collection on Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy. She is also a member (and former executive committee member) of the Society of Legal Scholars and the Socio-Legal Studies Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

OTHER INFORMATION

Rosemary Auchmuty is undertaking research into people's experiences of dissolving their civil partnership.

Please visit the Civil Partnership Dissolution Project for more information.

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