Room: New Academic Building 6.29
Joseph Spooner joined the LSE as
an Assistant Professor of Insolvency Law in 2013. Prior to his arrival he
was based at University College London, where he conducted his doctoral
research on personal insolvency law and worked as a Teaching Fellow in
Conflict of Laws.
From 2008-2010, Joseph worked
at the Law Reform Commission of Ireland as Principal Legal Researcher on
the Commission’s Consultation Paper (2009), Interim Report and final
Report (both 2010) on Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement.
These publications influenced the enactment of the Irish Personal
Insolvency Act 2012. Joseph studied law at undergraduate level at
University College Dublin, spending one year of his degree at Université
Paris II (Panthéon-Assass), where he obtained a diploma in French law.
He undertook graduate studies at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating
from the BCL degree.
Joseph’s primary field of research is the law relating to
consumer/household indebtedness, with a particular focus on personal
insolvency law. His doctoral research considers the challenges to
traditional personal insolvency principles and doctrines presented in recent
decades by the evolving socio-economic and political role of consumer credit
and the emergence of the phenomenon of household over-indebtedness. As well
as works on personal insolvency law and policy reform, Joseph has also
written on consumer credit regulation and the law relating to the
enforcement of judgment debts.
Member of the World Bank Task Force on Insolvency and
Creditor/Debtor Regimes and contributor to the Report on the Treatment of
the Insolvency of Natural Persons.
Member of the following Research Networks and Associations:
LSA International Research Collaborative on Household
Debt and Insolvency
Socio-Legal Studies Association
European Consortium for Political Research, Standing
Group on Regulatory Governance