Biography

Fleur Stolker is a DPhil Candidate in Law at Brasenose College. Her doctoral research ('Bankruptcy in early modern England') examines bankruptcy and insolvency 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' and Trusts. In addition, she teaches land law at St. Hugh’s College. Previously, she also taught Contract 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, Health 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.

Research programmes

Research Interests

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
Land law
Constitutional law 
Trusts
​Personal property
 

Options taught

Contract, Land Law, Trusts, History of English Law, A Roman Introduction to Private Law

Events organised by Fleur Stolker

Past events

03 Mar 2020

Tuesday - 5:30PM

'Witness proof in English thirteenth century common law courts'

Oxford Legal History Forum

Speaker

Professor Paul Brand

Speaker Affiliation

University of Oxford

Venue

Conduit Room New College

18 Feb 2020

Tuesday - 5:30PM

'The Dark Girl Dressed in Blue: Counterfeit Cash and the Criminal Law in 19th Century Scotland'

Oxford Legal History Forum

Speaker

Dr Chloë Kennedy

Speaker Affiliation

University of Edinburgh

Venue

Conduit Room New College

04 Feb 2020

Tuesday - 5:30PM

'The history of Bills of Privilege in the Court of King's Bench'

Oxford Legal History Forum

Speaker

Dr Susanne Brand

Speaker Affiliation

Anglo-American Legal Tradition

Venue

Conduit Room New College

21 Jan 2020

Tuesday - 5:30PM

'Beating a slave in the eighteenth century'

Oxford Legal History Forum

Speaker

Professor Douglas C. Hay

Speaker Affiliation

Osgoode Hall Law School

Venue

Conduit Room New College

26 Nov 2019

Tuesday - 5:30PM

'Writing the Common law in Latin in the Late Thirteenth Century’

Oxford Legal History Forum

Speaker

Professor Thomas J McSweeney

Speaker Affiliation

William and Mary Law School

Venue

Conduit Room New College

12 Nov 2019

Tuesday - 5:30PM

'Early Modern Readings on Usury'

Oxford Legal History Forum

Speaker

Mr Jeffrey Thomson

Speaker Affiliation

City, University of London

Venue

Conduit Room New College

15 Oct 2019

Tuesday - 4:30PM

'The so called "warranty" within the Law of Obligations of the Roman Hispanic Tradition'

Oxford Legal History Forum

Speaker

Professor Patricio Carvajal

Speaker Affiliation

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Venue

Conduit Room New College

Research projects