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Professor Tina Cockburn
Email: t.cockburn@qut.edu.au
Associate Professor Kelly Purser
Email: k.purser@qut.edu.au

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Professor Bridget CrawfordDr. Bridget J. Crawford, BA, JD, PhD is a Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in New York, USA. Bridget’s research interests include the intersections of gender and law, especially in areas of taxation and wealth transfers. Bridget’s research integrates critical theories with doctrinal analysis and qualitative research methods. Bridget is a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She is the co-convenor of the U.S. Feminist Judgements Project and the former chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section of Trusts and Estates. Bridget is also the founder of the Trusts and Estates Collaborative Research Network of the Law and Society Association.


Margaret HallDr. Margaret Isabel Hall, BA, LLB, LLM, PhD is a Professor and BC Notaries Chair in Applied Legal Studies in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Margaret’s research interests include law and ageing, mental capacity and undue influence, law and dementia, legal responses to vulnerability, and systemic theories of liability in tort law. Margaret’s research integrates doctrinal analysis with qualitative research methodologies. Prior to joining SFU Margaret was an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University (as a founding member of that faculty) and an Assistant Professor in the UBC Faculty of Law. Margaret has also worked in law reform and was the first Director of the Canadian Centre of Elder Law Studies.