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By Lesley Dingle and Daniel Bates

Stapleton, Professor B. Jane (b. 26th March 1952, Sydney Australia)

Some Career Highlights

  • Research Professor of Law, The Australian National University College of Law
  • Ernest E. Smith Professor of Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Statutory Visiting Professor, University of Oxford Faculty of Law
  • Emeritus Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford
  • Council of the American Law Institute
  • Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn
  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law

Science Career

  • 1974, BSc. Chemistry, University of New South Wales
  • 1977, PhD, University of Adelaide
  • 1976-7, Visiting Doctoral Scholar, Warwick University
  • 1977, Postdoctoral Researcher (Dudley Williams' Group), University of Cambridge

Law Career

  • 1981, LL.B. Australian National University
  • 1981- Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • 1984- Barrister of the High Court of Australia
  • 1984, DPhil., Oxford University (Balliol College)

Appointments

  • 1981-1884 Legal/Senior Legal Officer, Australian Attorney-General’s Department
  • 1985, Lecturer, University of Sydney Law School
  • 1985-6, Lecturer, Trinity College, Oxford
  • 1987-1997, Fellow and Tutor in Law, Balliol College, Oxford, CUF Lecturer, University of Oxford
  • 1993, Academic Visitor, University of Sydney Law School
  • 1995-1996, Special Lectureship, University of Oxford
  • 1996-7, Reader in Law, University of Oxford
  • 1996-97, Estates Bursar, Balliol College, Oxford
  • 1997- Research Professor of Law, The Australian National University
  • 1998- Emeritus Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford
  • 2000- Statutory Visiting Professor in Law, University of Oxford
  • 2000- Adviser, American Law Institute, Restatement Third of Torts, Liability for Physical Loss
  • 2000, Arhens Visiting Professor of Tort Law, Washburn Law School, Kansas
  • 2001, Professor of Comparative Private Law, European University Institute
  • 2001, Legal Research Foundation Visiting Fellow, University of Auckland
  • 2001-, Academic Associate, Fountain Court Chambers, The Temple, London.
  • 2002-, Ernest E. Smith Professor of Law, University of Texas, School of Law
  • 2003-, Member of the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
  • 2004, External Assessor, the University of Oxford Review of the Faculty of Law
  • 2004-, Member, Council of the American Law Institute
  • 2005-, Adviser, American Law Institute, Restatement Third of Torts, Liability for Economic Loss
  • 2007, Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School
  • 2007-,Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
  • 2008, Adjunct Lecturer, Philosophy Summer School in Taiyuan, China (jointly sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia)
  • 2011-12, Visiting Fellow, St John’s College, Cambridge
  • 2011-12, Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor of Legal Science, University of Cambridge

Awards, Prizes and Honours

  • 1981, University Medal, Australian National University; The Supreme Court Judges’ Prize
  • 1995, Wedderburn Prize, Modern Law Review
  • 2000, Elected Member, American Law Institute
  • 2004, Elected Member, Council of the American Law Institute
  • 2007, Elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
  • 2008, Doctor of Civil Law, University of Oxford
  • 2009, Elected Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn
  • 2010, Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law

Memberships

  • 1988-, Member, Society of Legal Scholars (UK)
  • 1998-, Member, Australasian Law Teachers' Association
  • 2002-, Member, American Bar Association

Editorial Activities

  • 1992-1997, Co-editor, Clarendon Law Series (Oxford University Press)
  • 1998-, Member, Editorial Board, Torts Law Journal
  • 2001-, Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education
  • 2003-Member, Editorial Board, University of Queensland Law Review
  • 2005-, Member, Advisory Board, English and Commonwealth Law Abstracts, SSRN 2005-Member, Advisory Board, The Journal of Tort Law