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Professor Chen-Wishart is Dean of Law at Oxford University. She also launched the #RaceMeToo campaign to highlight racism faced in HE.
This event was held to mark International Women's Day 2023. Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart was interviewed by former Dean of Law & Social Justice at University of Liverpool, Professor Debra Morris. They talked about racism and sexism in academia and importantly, the proactive steps that we can take to counter this.
Mindy Chen-Wishart is Professor of the Law of Contract and Associate Dean of Graduates at Oxford University. She is also Fellow in Law at Merton College. She holds a fractional professorship at the National University of Singapore and holds or has held visiting professorships at Hong Kong University, the National University of Taiwan, Otago University, Auckland University, Canterbury University and Göttingen University. She is author of Contract Law (7th ed, OUP, forthcoming, 2018), an editor of Chitty on Contracts (34th ed), and was a member of the Advisory Group on A Restatement of the English Law of Contract. Mindy has lectured to the Judicial College of England and Wales, and the Judicial Academy in Taiwan and Hong Kong. She delivered the Fourth Annual Lecture of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly as author of the best paper. Mindy is leading a six-book project on the contract laws of Asian jurisdictions. In 2021, she called for anti-racism training across Oxford University, citing her personal experiences. She also launched the #RaceMeToo Twitter campaign to highlight racism faced by Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic academics.
Professor Debra Morris has teaching and research interests in charity law, property and trusts, employment law. In August 2021 Debra stepped down as Dean of the School of Law and Social Justice, after 7 years of service. During this time, she continued to teach in property law subjects and also to undertake research. Debra is Director of the Charity Law & Policy Unit at the University of Liverpool where she leads a team of researchers. Debra's research has focused on many different aspects of charity law and regulation, ranging from the ‘public benefit’ test through to the impact of equality law on charities. Debra has contributed to two of the leading texts on English charity law, Picarda: Law and Practice Relating to Charities 4th edition (2010, Bloomsbury Professional) and Tudor on Charities 9th edition (2003, Sweet and Maxwell). She has written widely in the area of charity law and policy and have presented at conferences and seminars around the world.