Lucy is an academic at the Law School, Law Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex.
She teaches on the Public Law I & II, Justice Equality Society and Land law modules and also contributes teaching to the Theorising the Social MA Philosophy module at the Centre for Social and Political Thought. She has previously been a Lecturer in Law (Education and Scholarship) at the University of Exeter, Sessional Lecturer at Birkbeck College and Law Tutor at the International Center for Legal Studies.
Lucy completed her PhD at Birkbeck College School of Law, her work focusing on the alternative property narratives of ‘social centres’ and how the spaces and their communities created their own form of ‘social centre law’. Lucy continues to work on property, locating adverse possession as a space for the ‘other’ within English land law, aswell as interrogating the temporality of property in ‘limitations’ periods of possession in land. Lucy uses the thermodynamic property ‘entropy’ in relation to law, resistance, aesthetics; to configurations of the spatio-temporality of property and protest; and understandings of complexity, risk and probability in studies of the commons and environmental law. Lucy also writes on the life and works of William S. Burroughs, and the way in which law intersects his life through the themes of disobedience, obedience, naughtiness and the fourth dimension in Burroughs’ ‘interzone’.
Prior to Birkbeck, Lucy studied Sociology at the University of Essex before completing an LLM in Law in Development from the University of Warwick.
Research areas: Geographies of Law; Critical Legal Theory; Adverse Possession and Property Rights; Environmental Law; Aesthetics and Politics; Entropy; Naughtiness and the Law; William S. Burroughs.