3 April 2012 to 4 April 2012
Susan Bright has been teaching in Oxford since 1992. She joined New College as a Fellow in 2004, having previously been a Fellow at St Hilda's College. She qualified as a solicitor in London, practising in the field of commercial property. At Oxford, she teaches land law, contract law, commercial leases, and housing and human rights.
A selection of Sue's papers can be accessed on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at: http://ssrn.com/author=529157
Professor Bright’s public lecture is entitled
Losing Homes: Personal Stories and the Problem of ‘Chalk and Cheese’ in Law
to take place on Wednesday 4 April 2012, 6pm in Stone Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Law, Level 3, 9 Eden Crescent, Auckland
(with drinks and nibbles at 5.15pm in the Faculty Staff Common Room, Level 4, 9 Eden Crescent).
The lecture discusses the problem of incommensurability of values in actions to recover the possession of homes. It will look at whether homes do, and should, matter in law. That is, when a home is being taken from someone, does the law enable weight to be attached to the importance of this home to this person? And if the law does allow the ‘personal home story’ to count how is a judge meant to balance the home values against the rights of the owner or creditors or the wider public interest?
Professor Bright is also presenting a Faculty Seminar entitled
Shared ownership – can the wrong be righted?
This looks at one of the models that has been used to deliver affordable housing, and how this can lead to loss of home and investment to the purchaser. The 'can the wrong be righted' looks at two human rights articles to see if they can 'come to the rescue'.
Tuesday 3 April, 1 – 2pm, Faculty of Law, Building 803, in Forum 4
Enquiries may be made to the Legal Research Foundation Secretary, Barbara Relph at 09 309-9540 and firstname.lastname@example.org or to Professor Ken Palmer at 09 923-7828 and email@example.com