Prestigious award takes law professor to Kent

margaret-daviesProfessor Margaret Davies (picture) from Flinders Law School has been awarded a Visiting Professorship by the prestigious Leverhulme Trust.

An expert in legal theory and property theory, Professor Davies will spend six months from September at the Law School and the Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality at the University of Kent in England.

“One of the aims of my visit will be to further develop a new academic network in Anglo-Nordic feminist legal scholarship, which will consolidate links between Kent, Umeå University in Sweden and Flinders,” Professor Davies said.

“I am also looking forward to the cross-fertilisation of ideas between feminist legal scholars working in these jurisdictions and to get a better understanding of the contextual factors which inform policy and theory regarding law and gender,” she said.

Professor Davies will also give a series of lectures at Kent, Keele and Reading Universities on her research in legal theory and the philosophy of property, drawing partly on a current ARC Discovery Grant: Mine, yours, theirs and ours: Examining the tension between private and community interests in property.

The objective of the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship award is to enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and ten months inclusive at a UK university, primarily in order to enhance the skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution.

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