Professor Samantha Hepburn is one of Australia’s pre-eminent legal scholars engaged in the examination of different aspects of equitable principles, equitable remedies, trusts, and property law. Samantha is the Research Director for the Law School at Deakin University and was previously an Associate Professor at the Australian National University.
Samantha completed her doctorate at the University of Melbourne. Her books on equity and trusts as well as land and property law and mining and energy law have been prescribed and referred to throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific.
Her doctoral research and subsequent publications have focused upon a range of areas including the nature and focus of equitable principles in areas such as the nature and scope of unconscientious behaviour, equitable interests, equitable assignment and equitable mortgages, the relationship between equity and common law, feudal tenure and native title and more recently, carbon property interests and carbon capture sequestration.