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Professor Irit Samet

Professor Irit Samet

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Professor in Law

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  • Law

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Irit Samet is a Professor in the Dickson Poon School of Law, which she joined in 2008. She was previously a Lecturer in Law at Mansfield College, Oxford (2006-2007), and a lecturer at the University of Essex (2008). She read law and philosophy in Israel and completed her doctorate at Oxford. Her main research interests lie in the Law of Equity, Property Law, and the theory of private law. She published papers on these subjects in leading journals (like OJLS, MLR), and her book on the theory of Equity Law was published by OUP in 2018.  She is a course convener for the undergraduate module of Equity and Trusts, and teaches philosophy of property law as an option B part of the Jurisprudence course, and research seminars in property law.   

Research Interests

Theory of private law and the interface between moral theory and the law of Equity.


Equity and trusts, Property, Theory of property

Selected Publications

  • Philosophical Foundations of The Law of Equity Samet-Porat, I. (ed.), Smith, H. (ed.) & Klimchuk, D. (ed.) 2019  OUP; 
  • Equity: Conscience Goes to Market Samet-Porat, I. 6 Dec 2018 Oxford: OUP.;
  • Proprietary Estoppel and Responsibility for Omissions Samet-Porat, I. Jan 2015 In : Modern Law Review. 78, 1;  
  • Guarding the Fiduciary's Conscience—A Justification of a Stringent Profit-stripping Rule Samet-Porat, I. 2008 In : OXFORD JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES. 28, 4, p. 763-781