Dr Flora Vern

  • Lecturer in Property Law (School of Law)

email: Flora.Vern@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 533, 5–9 The Square, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3141-3129

Biography

Flora Vern joined the School of Law in 2022. Following her BA in political science from Tallinn Technical University (Estonia, 2009, first in her class), she was educated in law at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (SciencesPo), from which she holds an MA by Research in Law (2014, cum laude) and a PhD entitled Juristic Objects: A Study in the Law of Things (2018), subsequently published as a monograph. She taught seminars at the same institution while writing her dissertation (2014–2017), before moving to Lyon 3 University, where she tutored for two years (2017–2019). Her first permanent lectureship was at Lyon Catholic University (2019–2022).

Research interests

Property law

The core hypothesis in my dissertation was that the characteristics and intended purposes of things often have a determining influence on the aspect taken by real rights, and specifically on the prerogatives they seem to confer. Aside from my doctrinal research, I developed an interest in very practical questions such as the burdens which property may impose on its owner, the superposition of real rights in large real estate projects, or the study of archaic forms of collective ownership.

Comparative Property Law

As a result of my international background, having studied and taught in various legal systems, I am naturally interested in comparative property law. Mixed legal cultures and property law reforms are a topic of choice in this field, as they enable us to look for historical and doctrinal influences from other legal systems, thus giving a practical purpose to comparison. I have for instance studied the property chapters of the Chinese Civil Code.

Legal and intellectual histories of property

I am interested in the succession of property doctrines through the ages, and the ways in which they often deform or occult other schools of thought. I am most familiar with French legal history and doctrines, both before and after the Revolution. Aside from classics and post-1804 lawyers, I have a particular interest in the thought of Simon Linguet who stood at the crossroads between philosophy, law and politics.

Private law theory

Beyond property law, I do research in other branches of civil law, usually by trying to uncover the historical origins, legal purpose and underlying mechanisms at work behind legal techniques.

Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2022

Vern, F. (2022) Propriété et réalité: Essai sur les mythes fondateurs de la propriété. In: Lardeux, G. and Putman, E. (eds.) Les Propriétés. Presses universitaires d’Aix-Marseille. (Accepted for Publication)

Vern, F. (2022) Essai d'une théorie des droits sans sujet en droit français des biens = A theory of rights without a subject in French property law. Communitas, 3(2), (Accepted for Publication)

Vern, F. and Joye, J.-F. (2022) Les communs fonciers au défi de l'aménagement et de la construction. Construction-Urbanisme, 6, étude 6.

2021

Vern, F. (2021) Land registration systems & discourses of property. European Review of Private Law, 29(6), pp. 835-852. (doi: 10.54648/erpl2021044)

Vern, F. (2021) La forme des communaux dans le droit civil des biens. In: Joye, J.-F. (ed.) Les «communaux» au XXIe siècle: Une propriété collective entre histoire et modernité. Presses Universitaires Savoie Mont-Blanc: Chambéry, pp. 295-316. ISBN 9782377410712 (doi: 10.57726/9782377410712)

Vern, F. (2021) L'Impact de la Théorie Subjective de Frédéric Zenati-Castaing sur la Doctrine en Droit des Biens. Séminaire: Cultures et Théories Juridiques, Université Paris I Panthéon--Sorbonne, 6th November 2021. (Unpublished)

Vern, F. (2021) La Décision Judiciaire, Source de la Force du Droit. In: Actes de la Journée d'Études sur La Force du Droit, Sceaux, France, 22nd November 2019, (Accepted for Publication)

Vern, F. and Bernard, S. (2021) De quelques aspects juridiques de la coopérative d'habitants. Project Report. Institut de gouvernance de l’environnement et développement territorial, Switerland.

2020

Vern, F. (2020) Les objets juridiques : recherches en droit des biens. Series: Nouvelle bibliothèque de thèses (200). Dalloz: Paris. ISBN 9782247198665

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Number of items: 9.

Articles

Vern, F. (2022) Essai d'une théorie des droits sans sujet en droit français des biens = A theory of rights without a subject in French property law. Communitas, 3(2), (Accepted for Publication)

Vern, F. and Joye, J.-F. (2022) Les communs fonciers au défi de l'aménagement et de la construction. Construction-Urbanisme, 6, étude 6.

Vern, F. (2021) Land registration systems & discourses of property. European Review of Private Law, 29(6), pp. 835-852. (doi: 10.54648/erpl2021044)

Books

Vern, F. (2020) Les objets juridiques : recherches en droit des biens. Series: Nouvelle bibliothèque de thèses (200). Dalloz: Paris. ISBN 9782247198665

Book Sections

Vern, F. (2022) Propriété et réalité: Essai sur les mythes fondateurs de la propriété. In: Lardeux, G. and Putman, E. (eds.) Les Propriétés. Presses universitaires d’Aix-Marseille. (Accepted for Publication)

Vern, F. (2021) La forme des communaux dans le droit civil des biens. In: Joye, J.-F. (ed.) Les «communaux» au XXIe siècle: Une propriété collective entre histoire et modernité. Presses Universitaires Savoie Mont-Blanc: Chambéry, pp. 295-316. ISBN 9782377410712 (doi: 10.57726/9782377410712)

Research Reports or Papers

Vern, F. and Bernard, S. (2021) De quelques aspects juridiques de la coopérative d'habitants. Project Report. Institut de gouvernance de l’environnement et développement territorial, Switerland.

Conference or Workshop Item

Vern, F. (2021) L'Impact de la Théorie Subjective de Frédéric Zenati-Castaing sur la Doctrine en Droit des Biens. Séminaire: Cultures et Théories Juridiques, Université Paris I Panthéon--Sorbonne, 6th November 2021. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Vern, F. (2021) La Décision Judiciaire, Source de la Force du Droit. In: Actes de la Journée d'Études sur La Force du Droit, Sceaux, France, 22nd November 2019, (Accepted for Publication)

This list was generated on Tue Oct 4 21:28:36 2022 BST.

Supervision

Enquiries from prospective research students in all areas of (comparative or national) property law and legal theory are very welcome. I would also be delighted to hear from those interested in pursuing research, more broadly, in French private law.

Teaching

Law 2011 – Property Law

Law 4125 – Property Law Honours (Course Convenor)

Additional information

Affiliations

Centre de recherche en droit Antoine Favre (Savoy Mont-Blanc University)

Groupe de réflexion en droit privé (University of Quebec in Montreal, UQÀM)