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Noreen O'Meara


Noreen O'Meara

Dr Noreen O'Meara is a Lecturer in European Law and Human Rights Law at the University of Surrey, having completed studies at Cambridge, UCL and Queen Mary University of London. She has a background in legal practice at the EU institutions, and her academic research interests cross-cut the fields of Constitutional Law, EU Public Law, Human Rights Law and Judicial Studies.


Hanoch Dagan

Hanoch Dagan

Hanoch Dagan is the Stewart and Judy Colton Professor of Legal Theory and Innovation and the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel-Aviv University. Professor Dagan is a former Dean of Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and also served as the founding director of the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies, the director of The Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law, and the Editor in Chief of Theoretical Inquiries in Law. He obtained his LL.M. and J.S.D. from Yale Law School after receiving his LL.B., summa cum laude, from Tel Aviv University. Among his many publications are over 80 articles in major law reviews and journals, such as Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, New York University Law Review and more. Professor Dagan has also written seven books – Unjust Enrichment: A Study of Private Law and Public Values (Cambridge University Press, 1997), The Law and Ethics of Restitution (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Property at a Crossroads (Ramot, 2005) (in Hebrew), Property: Values and Institutions (Oxford University Press, 2011), Properties of Property (with Gregory S. Alexander; Wolters Kluwer, 2012), Reconstructing American Legal Realism & Rethinking Private Law Theory (Oxford University Press, 2013), and The Choice Theory of Contracts (with Michael A. Heller) (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He is currently working on a new book – A Liberal Theory of Property (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019).  Professor Dagan has been a visiting professor at Yale, Columbia, University of Michigan, Cornell, UCLA and University of Toronto. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute and a member of the American Law Institute and of the International Academy of Comparative Law.

Scott Fitzgibbon

Scott Fitzgibbon

Scott FitzGibbon is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (J.D.), where he was an Articles Officer of the Harvard Law Review, and of Oxford University (B.C.L.), where he studied legal philosophy. He is a professor at Boston College Law School, a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the International Society of Family Law. He is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family. He is a member of the Irish Jurisprudence Society and of the International Chair on Natural Law and Human Personhood, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina.

He is the author of “Marriage and the Good of Obligation” (American Journal of Jurisprudence, 2002); “Marriage and the Ethics of Office” (Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy, 2004); “A City Without Duty, Fault or Shame,” in Reconceiving the Family: Critical Reflections on the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution (Robin Fretwell Wilson, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2006); “The Seduction of Lydia Bennet: Toward a General Theory of Society, Marriage and the Family” (Ave Maria Law Review, 2006); “Procreative Justice and the Recognition of Marriage,” in FAMILY LAW IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (2007); "'Just Like Little Dogs’: The Law Should Speak with Veracity and Respect,” in THE JURISPRUDENCE OF MARRIAGE AND OTHER INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS (Scott FitzGibbon, Lynn Wardle & A. Scott Loveless, eds., 2010); "Educational Justice and the Recognition of Marriage" (B.Y.U. Education & Law Journal, 2011); "Parent, Child, Husband, Wife: When Recognition Fails, Tragedy Ensues" (B.Y.U. Journal of Public Law, 2011); “The Biological Basis for the Recognition of the Family” (International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family, 2013); “The Law’s Duty to Promote the Kinship System: Implications for Assisted Reproductive Techniques and for Proposed Redefinitions of Familial Relations” (B.Y.U. J. Public Law, 2015); and “The Principle of Subsidiarity and the Law of the Family Business” (submitted for publication, 2015). 

His scholarly presentations include “The ‘Beautiful City’ of Plato’s Republic: How the Legal and Social Promotion of Divorce and Same-Sex Marriage Contravenes the Philosophy and Undermines the Projects of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, August, 2004); “Divorce and the Decline of Obligation: Towards a Recovery of the Philosophy of Marital Fidelity” (Beijing, China, July, 2004); “Procreative Justice and the Recognition of Marriage” (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, September, 2006); “Marriage Law: Selected Topics” (University of Padua, Padua, Italy, May, 2007); “Supporting the Family by Telling the Truth: The Law’s Duty of Veracity” (University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, September, 2008); “Is Family Law Sacred?’ (Bar Ilan University, Israel, May, 2009); “Thieving Spartan Boys” (Trinity College, Dublin, February, 2011); “The Legal Definition of the Family” (panel presentation)(Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts, March, 2011); “The Deeper Meaning of Equal Protection” (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, November 2012); “Harmonious Legal Discourse and the Good of Family Law” (Brooklyn Law School New York, June, 2013); “The Law’s Duty to Protect the Kinship System and the Failure of Cultural Anthropology” (Cardozo Law School, New York, June, 2013); ”The Law’s Duty to Protect the Kinship System” (School of Law, University of La Coruňa, Spain, June, 2014); “The Good of Recapitulation and the Good of the Family” (Brigham Young University, Utah, October, 2014); and “The Law’s Obligation to Recognize and Support the Family Business: Foundations in Principles of the Subsidiarity, Freedom of Affiliation, and Promotion of the Best Interests of the Child” (Ono University, Israel, June, 2015).

He was the co-convener, together with Professor Lynn Wardle, of a symposium on the Jurisprudence of Marriage at Boston College Law School and Brigham Young University on March 13 & 15, 2009, a symposium on the Jurisprudence of the Family at Bratislava Law School on May 28-29, 2010, at which he delivered a paper entitled “’That Man is You!’: The Juristic Person and Faithful Love,” symposia at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina in May, 2011 and at the University of Malta in July, 2011, where he delivered a paper entitled "Parenting and the Culture of Friendship," and a symposium at the Qatar Foundation in Doha, Qatar in May and June, 2012, at which he delivered a paper entitled “The Biological Basis for the Recognition of the Family.”

Tarunabh Khaitan

Tarunabh Khaitan

Tarun Khaitan a Future Fellow at Melbourne Law School, working on a project on the resilience of democratic constitutions, with a focus on South Asia. He is also an Associate Professor and the Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College, currently on special leave for four years starting 1 September 2017.

He completed his undergraduate studies (BA LLB Hons) at the National Law School (Bangalore) in 2004 as the 'Best All Round Graduating Student'. He then came to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and completed his postgraduate studies (BCL with distinction, MPhil with distinction, DPhil) at Exeter College. Before joining Wadham, he was the Penningtons Student (Fellow) in Law at Christ Church.

His monograph entitled A Theory of Discrimination Law (OUP 2015 hbk, South Asia edition and Oxford Scholarship Online, 2016 pbk) has been reviewed very positively in leading journals, including in Law and Philosophy, where Sophia Moreau said "In this magnificent and wide-ranging book ... Khaitan attempts what very few others have tried." In his review in the Modern Law Review, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen claimed that "Khaitan's account is sophisticated, extensive and among the best normative accounts of discrimination law available." Colm O'Cinneide's review in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies says that "Khaitan’s quest shows up the inadequacies of previous attempts to track down this Holy Grail, and the path he has laid down will encourage others to follow in his footsteps." He helped draft the Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill currently pending before the Indian Parliament.

Rafael García Pérez 

Rafael García Pérez

Rafael García Pérez is a professor of Commercial Law (Profesor Titular de Derecho Mercantil) at the University of A Coruña (Spain). His main areas of research are intellectual property law and competition law. He has done research periods, among other centres, at Max Planck Intellectual Property and Competition Institute in Munich (9 months), Institute of European and Comparative Law at Oxford (4 months), Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at Cambridge (3 weeks), Istituto Giuridico ANTONIO CICU at Bologna University (2 months), Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management at Bournemouth University (4 months) and NUI Galway School of Law (1 month).

He has written two books: Ley de Competencia Desleal (“Unfair Competition Law”), Thomson Aranzadi, 2008, and Libre circulación de mercancías y competencia desleal en la Comunidad Europea (“Free movement of goods and unfair competition in the EC”), Marcial Pons, 2005.

He has also been a Substitute Judge for Civil and Commercial matters from October 2012 to September 2015.

Currently, he is especially interested in the challenges that the sharing economy poses from the point of view of unfair competition law.

Andrea Pin

Dr. Andrea Pin

Andrea Pin is associate professor in the Department of Public, International, and Community Law, University of Padova

Allison Silink

Allison Silink is a lecturer in law at UTS.  She coordinates and teaches the undergraduate course in Equity & Trusts and teaches in Advanced Trusts. 

Her teaching and research interests lie in the history and nature of equitable doctrines and the intersection of equity, common law and statute in the resolution of private law disputes.  Her PhD thesis explored the history and scope of the doctrine of equitable contribution. 

She is a co-convenor with Dr Philippa Ryan of the UTS Private Law Research Cluster and the UTS Private Law Seminar Series. 

She is a barrister admitted in New South Wales having been called to the bar in 1997.  Between 1994-1997 she was the associate to Justice Sheppard AO in the Federal Court of Australia.