Caroline Hunter

Profile

Biography

Professor Caroline Hunter  BA (Oxon), PG Dip., Barrister

Head of School

I joined York Law School in 2008.

Previously, I worked at the University of Manchester, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Nottingham. I have also been a guest scholar at the Law School, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.

Prior to my academic career, I worked as a barrister and developed a specialist practice in relation to housing and local government. 

Research

Overview

My research focus is on the boundaries between law, policy and practice, particularly in the area of housing policy and law. My research has a strong empirical element and I have been a worked of projects funder by Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now DCLG), Department for Constitutional Affairs, Home Office, Housing Corporation, Nuffield Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the ESRC. These have included both small and large (involving several collaborators) scale projects on a number of which I have acted as project director.

I am currently editing a book with Helen Carr (University of Kent) and Brendan Edgeworth (University of New South Wales) Law and The Precarious Home: Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Home in Insecure Times, which make out of a workshop at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, in Onati, Spain.

Publications

Selected publications

Hunter C. (2017) “Caring for the homeless: Westminster City Council and anti-homeless bye-laws” in ReValuing Care in Theory, Law and Policy: Cycles and Connections, eds. Rosie Harding, Ruth Fletcher and Chris Beasley Taylor and Francis, p. 48-64

Hunter, C. M., Bretherton, J., Halliday, S. & Johnsen, S (2016) “Legal Compliance in Street-Level Bureaucracy: A Study of UK Housing Officers” Journal of Law and Policy 38(1) 81-95

Hunter, C. M., (2015) “Solar Panels, Homeowners and Leases: The Lease as a Socio-Legal Object” in Exploring the 'Legal' in Socio-Legal Studies, eds. Cowan, D. & Wincott, D. (eds.). (London: Palgrave Macmillan), p. 137-155

Hunter C. (ed) (2012) Integrating socio-legal studies into the law curriculum (Baskingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan)

Carr H and Hunter C. (2012) “Are Judicial Approaches to Adult Social Care at a Dead-end?” Social and Legal Studies  21(1) 73-92

Cowan D., Hunter C., Pawson H. (2012) "Jurisdication and scale: rent arrears, social housing and human rights" Journal of Law and Society 39(2) 269-295

Carr H. and Hunter C. (2010) “YL Judgment” in Hunter R, McGlynn C. and Rackley E. (eds) Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice  Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp.318-328

Cowan D., Hunter C., Pawson H. (2012) "Jurisdication and scale: rent arrears, social housing and human rights" Journal of Law and Society39(2) 269-295

Carr H. and Hunter C. (2010) “YL Judgment” in Hunter R, McGlynn C. and Rackley E. (eds) Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice  Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp.318-328

External activities

Memberships

  • Part-time tribunal judge – Residential Property Tribunal
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and Society of Legal Scholars.
  • Door tenancy at Arden Chambers, London

Editorial duties

  • Deputy General Editor Journal of Housing Law

Teaching

Undergraduate

I teach on the following modules:

  • Public Law 1
  • Property Law 1 (module convenor in 2017)
  • Public Law 1

Other teaching

  • Public Law 2 (module convenor)
  • Property 1
  • Public Law 1
  • Optional modules in Anti-social behaviour law and policy and Housing policy and Law (with Stuart Lowe Department of Social Policy and Social Work)

Contact details

Prof. Caroline Hunter
York Law School
LMB/248

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5806