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Lecturer in Law, University of Liverpool

Emily is a lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool. Emily’s research interests are in eighteenth and nineteenth-century legal history, particularly socio-legal and feminist histories of the criminal law, equity, and family law. She is interested in how subordinated peoples have negotiated the law over time.

Emily is the author of a growing number of publications on eighteenth and nineteenth-century women and the law. As part of her work on the Australian Research Council funded ‘A New History of the Law in Post-Revolutionary England’ project (a collaboration between the Universities of Adelaide and Liverpool), she is currently drafting chapters on gender and the law and legal personhood for the Oxford History of the Laws: Volume IX.

As part of her commitment to expanding the reach and inclusivity of legal history, Emily is co-director of Selden's Sister, a network for women in legal history, and the Northern Legal History Group, a research initiative based in the North West of England.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, Liverpool Law School, The University of Liverpool