Ms Jenny Boddy

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MA (Cantab), LLM (Cantab)

Research Fellow
Herchel Smith Fellow in Law


I am really looking forward to joining Emmanuel in January as the new Herchel Smith Fellow in Law. I will be teaching two property law courses – land and equity – to Emmanuel’s second and third-year law students whilst also developing my personal research.

Teaching Interests

Land Law, Equity


My primary area of interest is land law, becoming hooked on the subject as an undergraduate at Clare College, Cambridge, at that time appreciating its long history and intricate logic. My interest matured following graduation in 2015, when I spent a year as Research Assistant working on land registration reform at the Law Commission – England and Wales’ law reform body. That year in London really developed what has become my core research ethos which is to bring out the ordinary. How does and should the law engage with the ways in which real people use and share land and property?

Following an LLM, also taken at Clare in 2016-17, I jumped ship to Trinity Hall where I began doctoral research. My PhD thesis examines the spaces made for consideration of ideas of ‘vulnerability’ within the law governing repossession of owner-occupied properties by mortgage lenders. I submitted my PhD thesis in the autumn of 2021 and am looking forward to the examination but also to starting work on new projects.