Fleur Stolker is a DPhil Candidate in Law at Brasenose College. Her doctoral research ('Bankruptcy in early modern England') examines bankruptcy and insolvency law in the Elizabethan and Jacobean Court of Chancery. Her work is primarily based on surviving archival sources of the Chancery Record. She convenes the Oxford Legal History Forum.
Fleur is also a stipendiary lecturer at New College, where she teaches 'A Roman Introduction to Private Law' (Mods) and Trusts (FHS). In addition, she teaches English Legal History (FHS) and Modern Legal History (BCL) for the Faculty. Previously, she also taught Contract and Land Law at St. Hugh's College and Roman law at St. Catherine's College and Lady Margaret Hall. At Leiden University she taught Jurisprudence, Leiden Law Practices and Moot Court. Fleur was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School in 2018 and a Francis Bacon Foundation Fellow at the Huntington Library, California, in 2019.
Fleur holds a MSt in Legal Research (legal history) from St. Catherine's College, Oxford. Her MSt research focussed on 18th and 19th century personal property and bankruptcy law ('The rise and fall of the reputed ownership clause'). She also holds a LLM in Public Law from the University of Amsterdam, LLM in Jurisprudence, Legal Philosophy from Leiden University, DLS from Magdalen College, Oxford and LLB in Jurisprudence from Leiden University. She worked as a legal assistant at Houthoff Buruma NV and paralegal and student-trainee at De Brauw, Blackstone, Westbroek NV.
Legal history, in particular of the English Court of Chancery
Other interests include:
Constitutional and parliamentary history
Legal philosophy and intellectual history
Roman law and (comparative) European legal history