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Sarah White

Sarah White

Sarah White est invitée au LIER-FYT du 1er au 14 avril 2024 dans le cadre du projet FoNTES - Fostering innovative training in the use of European legal sources.

Dr Sarah White is an Assistant Professor in Law at the University of Nottingham in 2023. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer in Medieval History at Lancaster University from 2021-2023 and a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews' Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research from 2017-2021, working on the European Research Council funded comparative legal history project: 'Civil Law, Common Law, Customary Law: Consonance, Divergence and Transformation in Western Europe from the Late Eleventh to the Thirteenth Centuries'.

Sarah has a background in medieval legal history, researching the development of court procedure, the legal profession, and the interaction between law and religion.

Sarah obtained a BA Hons. (with Distinction) in Medieval Studies at the University of Victoria (Canada), followed by an MA (with Distinction) at the Centre for Mediaeval Studies at the University of Toronto. She then undertook a PhD in legal history at the University of St Andrews, focusing on the development of court procedure and legal argument in the thirteenth-century ecclesiastical Court of Canterbury. Sarah also holds a diploma in manuscript studies from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto), with a focus on diplomatics and textual editing (funded by a Mellon Fellowship).

Broadly, Sarah's research looks at the intersection of law and religion through the works of the canon (ecclesiastical) lawyers of twelfth- and thirteenth-century England. Her upcoming research is an interdisciplinary project examining the school of the Anglo-Norman canonists to bring a new perspective to the church/state debate, exploring how interconnected different legal traditions were in solving disputes on local to international levels. She has also published on various aspects of court procedure and litigation and has a forthcoming volume on medieval wills (along with related articles on the development of trusts, uses, and probate jurisdiction).