Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching




Maria's research interests include:

  • Feminist Theory
  • Feminist Jurisprudence
  • Legal Theory and Philosophy
  • Legal History
  • Roman Law
  • Equity and Trusts

Major research project

Maria is currently working on a book on the genealogy of feminist critique in law.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Drakopoulou, M. (2013). Clio's Forgotten Consciousness: History and the Question of Feminist Critique in Law. Australian Feminist Law Journal 38:3-21.
Drakopoulou, M. (2013). Revisiting Feminist Jurisprudence: A Rehabilitation. feminists@law 3:.-.
Drakopoulou, M. (2008). Feminism, Governmentality and the Politics of Legal Reform. Griffith Law Review 17:330-356.
Book section
Drakopoulou, M. (2017). Feminist historiography of law: exposition and proposition. in: Oxford Handbook. OUP.
Drakopoulou, M. (2014). Samuel Pufendorf, Feminism And The Question Of 'Women And Law'. in: Drakopoulou, M. ed. Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy. Routledge-Cavendish, pp. 66-91. Available at:
Drakopoulou, M. (2010). Women's Resolutions of Lawes Reconsidered: epistemic shifts and the emergence of the feminist legal discourse. in: Golder, B. and Fitzpatrick, P. eds. Foucault and Law. Ashgate, p. .-.
Drakopoulou, M. (2009). The Ethic of Care, Female Subjectivity and Feminist Legal Scholarship. in: Conaghan, J. ed. Feminist Legal Studies. Routledge, pp. 199-266.
Drakopoulou, M. (2008). Feminism, Critique and the Reform of Law. in: Arioli, K., Cottier, M. and Kung, Z. eds. Wandel der Geschlechterverhaltnisse durch Recht? Dike Verlag, pp. 41-56.
Edited book
Drakopoulou, M. and Chryssostalis, J. eds. (2013). Special Issue: History, Space and Time. Australian Feminist Law Journal. .
Drakopoulou, M. ed. (2013). Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy. Routledge-Cavendish.
Drakopoulou, M. and Davies, M. eds. (2012). Special Issue: Gender, Equality and Othering in the Swedish Welfare State. feminists@law.
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Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate modules

  • LW513 Equity and Trusts, Module convenor
  • LW538 Feminst Perspectives on Law
  • LW541 Legal History, Module Convenor

Postgraduate modules

Supervising LLM, MPhil and PhD Students


Will supervise in any of the areas of research interest.

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Other Academic Activities

Professional Societies

Socio-Legal studies association.


Director of Postgraduate Research (as of 07/09)

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