Alison Diduck joined the Faculty in September 2003 from Brunel University and was promoted to Professor of Law in 2008.
Previous to that, from 1989 - 1992, she was Assistant Professor of Law at the
University of Manitoba in Canada and from 1984 to 1992 practised as Barrister
and Solicitor in Winnipeg, Canada.
Alison’s research interests are in the field of Child and Family Law,
Legal Theory, gender issues and feminist perspectives in law and Legal History.
She is currently on the editorial board and is Reviews Editor of The International
Journal of Law in Context, and is the Co-Chairperson of the UK Advisory Board
of the AHRC Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality.
Currently, Alison's main research areas are as follows:
- feminist perspectives on law's treatment of personal and social relationships;
- social and legal regulation of families and family obligations;
Alison has published on the legal treatment of motherhood, families and children,
on legal regulation of family forms, family property issues, and family care
responsibilities, on feminist approaches to understanding legal personality
and legal obligation and on socio-legal, and historical perspectives on family
and gender issues. Her work appears in publications such as the Modern Law
Review, Journal of Law and Society, the University of British
Columbia Law Review, Social and Legal Studies, the Canadian
Journal of Lawand Society, Feminist Legal Studies, Recht
en Kritiek and the Manitoba Law Journal as well as in a number
of edited collections, including specialist collections such as Law and
Families, part of the International Library of Essays in Law and Society
and general collections such as Current Legal Problems.
She is the author of Law's Families (Butterworths Law in Context
2003), is co-author, with Felicty Kaganas, of Family Law, Gender and the
State (Hart, 1st ed 1999 and 2nd ed 2006), and is co-editor, with Katherine
O’Donovan, of Feminist Perspectives on Family Law (Routledge-Cavendish
Current Teaching Undergraduate
Introduction to Law
Alison Diduck welcomes approaches from prospective doctoral students in her
areas of interest. She is currently supervising Ph D students researching the
- Constitutionalism and Cultural Diversity;
- Terms of Engagement: Religion, Law and the Public Square – considerations
for Muslim Contexts;
- A Feminist Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights.
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