Helen Scott is Professor of Private Law in the Oxford Law Faculty and Tutorial Fellow in Law at Lady Margaret Hall. Her research interests fall within the law of obligations and civilian legal history (particularly Roman law). She is the author of Unjust Enrichment in South African Law: Rethinking Enrichment by Transfer (Hart, 2013), recently reviewed by Hector MacQueen in the South African Law Journal (here), and is currently writing a textbook on the South African law of delict with Anton Fagan and Alistair Price of the University of Cape Town. She is also working on projects concerning the history of the concept of foreseeability, the taxonomy of the law of unjust/unjustified enrichment, and the significance of hurt feelings in establishing the delict of iniuria.
She studied classics and law at the University of Cape Town and subsequently completed BCL (2000), MPhil (2001) and DPhil (2005) degrees at Oxford. Before taking up her current position at Oxford she was a professor in the Department of Private Law at the University of Cape Town, where she taught courses on comparative legal history, delict, unjustified enrichment and Roman law. Between 2005 and 2009 she was a tutorial fellow in law at St Catherine's College Oxford, and before that a fixed-term fellow at Trinity College. Between 2008 and 2014 she was also a visiting professor at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), where she taught a course in the common law of tort. At Oxford she teaches courses on Roman law, tort, contract and the restitution of unjust enrichment.
In December 2017 she received a B rating (denoting an 'internationally acclaimed researcher') from the South African National Research Foundation.
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