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Prof Sue Farran


Department: Northumbria Law School

Susan Farran Bl Staff ProfileHaving initially majored in English and Social Anthropology, I studied law in the mixed jurisdiction of South Africa before post-graduate studies in South Africa and at Cambridge.  I have held posts at the University of KwaZulu Natal (Pietermaritizburg), the University of the West of England, the University of the South Pacific and at the University of Dundee, as well as teaching at universities  in France and  Malaysia . I am currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of the South Pacific and an Associate of the Centre for Pacific Studies at St Andrews University in Scotland.


  • PhD September 01 2013
  • Law LLM September 01 1984

Key Publications

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  • Who are you if you lose your island?, Farran, S. 23 Sep 2018, Commission on Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law
  • Is marine protection compatible with the right to economic development in Pacific Island States?, Farran, S. 29 Jun 2018, New Zealand Studies Association
  • Learning from Chagos, Lessons for Pitcairn, Farran, S. 8 Jun 2018, Fifty Years of the British Indian Ocean Territory, Springer
  • Regulating the environment for blue-green economy in plural legal states, Farran, S. Jun 2018, In: Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law
  • Redrawing the Taxonomy of Property Law in the Light of Contemporary Use of Urban Surfaces, Farran, S. 10 Apr 2018, Modern Studies in Property Law 2018
  • Intellectual Property consequences of Commercial Relations with Small States: A View from the Pacific, Farran, S. Apr 2018, Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small States, Springer
  • Developing Legislation to Formalise Customary Land Management: Deep Legal Pluralism or a Shallow Veneer?, Farran, S., Corrin, J. Jun 2017, In: Law and Development Review
  • At the edges and on the margins: hearing the voices of young people in South Pacific island countries, Farran, S. 8 Jul 2016, In: Round Table
  • Introduction, Farran, S., Smith, R. 7 Jul 2016, In: Round Table
  • When is a Child not a Child and Other Questions—A Commonwealth-wide Overview, Smith, R., Farran, S. 7 Jul 2016, In: Round Table

PGR Supervision

  • Sylvanus Barnabas The Role of International Law in Determining Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Case Study of Abuja Nigeria and a Comparative Analysis with Kenya Start: 03/03/2014
  • Marc Stuhldreier The Patentability of Medical Products – Identifying Responsibilities of Pharmaceutical Corporations towards the Right to Health The Patentability of Medical Products – Identifying Responsibilities of Pharmaceutical Corporations towards the Right to Health Start: 01/10/2015


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