Biography

Heloise Robinson is a DPhil Candidate in Law at St Hilda's College, and her doctoral research focuses on state neutrality and disability. She is also a Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at Wadham College, where she teaches Tort Law and Contract Law.

Previously, Heloise has taught Jurisprudence and Contract Law at a number of Oxford colleges, and has taught undergraduate lectures and graduate seminars in Medical Law and Ethics at Oxford for several years. She has also taught biomedical ethics through the Stanford Programme in Oxford. She was the Graduate Teaching Assistant for Medical Law and Ethics in 2015-2016, and convened the Medical Law and Ethics Discussion Group in 2015-2016 and in 2016-2017. Heloise has received four Humane Studies Fellowships from the Institute for Humane Studies, and she was a Searle Freedom Trust Fellow and a Dan Searle Fellow.

Heloise first studied law at McGill University, where she was an Editor of the McGill Law Journal, and a recipient of a full three-year scholarship from the Fondation Baxter et Alma Ricard. She completed her LLM at King's College London, where she took part in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot; her team won first place out of more than 250 teams worldwide, and Heloise was awarded the Principal's Award from King's College London for her success in the moot.

Heloise is a qualified barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada, and has worked in leading law firms in both Canada and the UK. She has also worked as a Law Clerk to judges at the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal and the Quebec Court of Appeal.

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  • HR Robinson, 'Abortion on the Basis of a Risk of Disability: The Parents’ Interests and Shared Interests' in AM Phillips, TC de Campos and J Herring (eds), The Philosophical Foundations of Medical Law (Oxford University Press 2019)

Research Interests

Medical law and ethics, jurisprudence, tort law, contract law, constitutional law, criminal law, administrative law, family law.

Options taught

Contract, Jurisprudence, Tort, Medical Law and Ethics (FHS)

Research projects