Biography

Kate Greasley's profile page on the Hertford College website.

Kate Greasley has been an Associate Professor of Law and Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford, since 2018. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer in Law at University College London, and a Junior Research Fellow in Law at University College, Oxford. She completed her doctorate, about the law and ethics of abortion, at the University of Oxford in 2014. Kate's research interests span medical law and ethics, criminal law theory, feminist legal theory, and legal philosophy more broadly. To date, the topics she has written about include abortion, assisted dying, property rights in human body parts, the nature of sexual offences, and pornography and free speech. 

Her monograph, Arguments About Abortion: Personhood, Morality, and Law, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

 

 

 

Publications

Recent additions

  • K Greasley, 'Review of David Boonin, Beyond Roe: Why Abortion Should be Legal Even if the Fetus is a Person' (2021) Criminal Law and Philosophy [Review]
  • K Greasley, 'Sex, Reasons, Pro Tanto Wronging, and the Structure of Rape Liability' (2020) Criminal Law and Philosophy
  • K Greasley, 'The Morality of Lying and the Murderer at the Door' (2019) 38 Law and Philosophy 439

Review (2)

K Greasley, 'Review of David Boonin, Beyond Roe: Why Abortion Should be Legal Even if the Fetus is a Person' (2021) Criminal Law and Philosophy [Review]
K Greasley, 'Review of "Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective", by Rebecca Cook, Joanna Erdman and Bernard Dickens ' (2016) Feminist Legal Studies [Review]

Journal Article (8)

K Greasley, 'Sex, Reasons, Pro Tanto Wronging, and the Structure of Rape Liability' (2020) Criminal Law and Philosophy
K Greasley, 'The Morality of Lying and the Murderer at the Door' (2019) 38 Law and Philosophy 439
K Greasley, 'Is Sex-Selective Abortion against the Law?' (2016) 36 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 535
K Greasley, 'Prenatal Personhood and Life's Intrinsic Value: Reappraising Dworkin on Abortion' (2016) 22 Legal Theory 124
K Greasley, 'A Legal Market in Organs: The Problem of Exploitation' (2014) 40 Journal of Medical Ethics 51
K Greasley, 'The Pearl of the Pro-Life Movement: Reflections on the Kermit Gosnell Controversy' (2014) 40 Journal of Medical Ethics 419
K Greasley, 'Abortion and Regret' (2012) 38 Journal of Medical Ethics 705

Chapter (3)

K Greasley, 'Abortion, Feminism, and ‘Traditional’ Moral Philosophy' in Jonathan Herring et al (ed), Philosophical Foundations of Medical Law (Oxford University Press 2019)
K Greasley, 'The Right to Die and the Right to Help: R v Purdy and its Legacy' in J. Herring and J. Wall (eds), Landmark Cases in Medical Law (Hart Publishing 2015)
K Greasley, 'The Human Body as Property: Objectification and Commodification' in I. Good, K. Greasley, J. Herring, L. Skene eds (ed), (Hart Publishing 2014)

Book (3)

K Greasley, Arguments About Abortion: Personhood, Morality, and Law (Oxford University Press 2017)
K Greasley and Christopher Kaczor, Abortion Rights: For and Against (Cambridge University Press 2017)
K Greasley, Imogen Goold, Jonathan Herring and Loane Skene, Persons, Parts and Property: How Should we Regulate Tissue in the 21st Century? (Hart Publishing 2014)

Case Note (3)

K Greasley, '‘Taking Abortion Rights Seriously: Whole Woman's Health v Hellerstedt’ ' (2017) 80 Modern Law Review 325 [Case Note]
K Greasley, 'Medical Abortion and the Golden Rule of Statutory Interpretation' (2011) 19 Medical Law Review 314 [Case Note]
K Greasley, 'A Negligent Blow to Children at Risk: MAK and RK v the United Kingdom' (2010) 73 Modern Law Review 1026 [Case Note]

Research projects

Research Interests

Medical Law and Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law, Applied Ethics, Feminist Legal Theory

Research projects