Dr Caroline Buffery


Senior Lecturer in Law.


I joined the RAU as a Lecturer in law, teaching the legal elements of land and property on a number of modules, predominantly in land and property.  

I have been a Lecturer in law for a number of years, predominantly in Equity, Trusts and Land Law but also in other areas of Civil Litigation.  

I have a BSc, an LLM in Commercial Law from Cardiff University, and was called to the Bar for the Inner Temple  following the BVC. I also have a PhD in Law from the University of Birmingham.  

I have had legal roles in housing as an advisor and advocate, and as the legal officer for a canal and waterways charity, in which I undertook the conveyancing and transfer of property for a trust. I have taught Law from A Level through to the LLB and at Masters Level.

I have a PhD from the University of Birmingham in Legal Geography, which is my area of research. I have an interest in a number of investigative perspectives from jurisprudence, human, cultural and urban geography through to history, literature, anthropology, and landscape studies. I enjoy using the multi-disciplinary approach to law to analyse, frame, and debate legal theories and positions. 

Undergraduate and postgraduate elements of law on a number of modules, including RICS accredited courses, Dissertation and PhD supervision.


  • Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference ‘Legal Geographies: Moving forward with Methods and Materialities’ 
  • C.A.Buffery ‘The Rivers of Law: A historical legal–geography of the fisheries on the Severn Estuary ' (2018) 25 (6) Journal of Water Law 263-271