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Emma Waring



Dr Emma Waring

PhD, MA (Cantab), LLM (Harvard)

Senior Lecturer

Emma was previously a Newton Trust Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge and a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at St John's College, Cambridge. She is also a non-practising solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, having qualified at Allen & Overy LLP and a non-practising Attorney & Counsellor at Law (NY). Before returning to the University of Cambridge for her doctorate supervised by Professor Kevin Gray, Emmaundertook a one-year secondment to the House of Lords working as a Judicial Assistant to the Law Lords, assigned to Lords Steyn, Walker and Carswell.



  • Land Law
  • Property Law with a particular research interest in the constitutional protection of property rights and the compulsory acquisition of land in England and America. 

External activities


  • Emma is a Fellow of the South African Research Chair in Property Law which is based at Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Contact details

Dr Emma Waring
York Law School

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 5823