Book Release: 'The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann' (Hart 2015)

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The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann is now available from Hart Publishing.

Lord Leonard Hoffmann remains one of the most important and influential English jurists. Born in South Africa, he came to England as a Rhodes scholar to study law at the University of Oxford. After graduating from the Bachelor of Civil Law as Vinerian Scholar, he was elected Stowell Civil Law Fellow of University College. There followed an extremely distinguished judicial career, including 14 years as a member of the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords (from 1995 to 2009).

In 2009, Lord Hoffmann returned to the Oxford Law Faculty as a Visiting Professor. This volume contains edited versions of papers presented at a conference that was held in honour of Lord Hoffmann on the occasion of his 80th eightieth birthday at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, in April 2014. Their order of presentation largely follows the order of their presentation at the conference itself, beginning with introductory remarks by Professor Colin Tapper, including a discussion of Lord Hoffmann’s contribution to the law of evidence, followed by 18 chapters focused on different aspects of his jurisprudence in the areas of tort law, human rights law, administrative law, media law, intellectual property law, employment law, contract and commercial law, the law of unjust enrichment, tax law, property law, and corporate law. The contributions, from current and past colleagues of Lord Hoffmann at the University of Oxford, are testament to the clarity and creativity of his judicial and extra-judicial writings, to his enduring influence and extraordinary intellectual breadth, and to the respect and affection in which he is held.

Contributors to this volume:

  • Roderick Bagshaw is Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Magdalen College.
  • Alan Bogg is Professor of Labour Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Hertford College.
  • Andrew Burrows QC, FBA is Professor of the Law of England, University of Oxford, and Fellow of All Souls College.
  • Hugh Collins, FBA is Vinerian Professor of English Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of All Souls College.
  • Paul S Davies is Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of St Catherine’s College.
  • Sandra Fredman QC, FBA is Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Pembroke College.
  • Judith Freedman CBE is Pinsent Masons Professor of Taxation Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Worcester College.
  • James Goudkamp is Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Keble College.
  • Sarah Green is Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of St Hilda’s College.
  • Tony Honoré QC, FBA is Emeritus Regius Professor of Civil Law at All Souls College, Oxford.
  • Ben McFarlane is Professor of Law at University College, London.
  • Jennifer Payne is Professor of Corporate Finance Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Merton College.
  • Justine Pila is University Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of St Catherine’s College.
  • Francis Reynolds QC, FBA is Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of Worcester College.
  • Jacob Rowbottom is Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of University College.
  • Roger Smith is Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Magdalen College.
  • Robert Stevens is Herbert Smith Freehills Professor of Private Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.
  • Colin Tapper is Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Oxford, All Souls Reader in Law and Fellow of Magdalen College.
  • Frederick Wilmot-Smith is Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
  • Alison L Young is Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Hertford College

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