Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry

Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry

By: Andrew Burrows (editor), Reinhard Zimmermann (editor), David Johnston (editor)Hardback

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Lord Rodger of Earlsferry was a distinguished judge and scholar. He was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the author of many high quality law journal articles and two books. Written in memory of Lord Rodger, this collection contains 47 essays by Lord Rodger's friends and colleagues from the UK and Europe. The essays reflect Lord Rodger's role as a leading judge and also his wide-ranging academic interests including Roman law, Scots law and legal history, and a miscellany of other topics. The authors in this volume are leading academics or judges, and a particularly notable feature is the nine essays written by Supreme Court justices. As the highest judges in the UK they provide a unique insight into the work of the Supreme Court, as well as Lord Rodger's work in the Court. The book also includes the memorial tributes to Lord Rodger which explain his remarkable legal career, including his roles as Lord Advocate (Senior Law Officer of Scotland) Lord President of the Court of Session, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and, finally, Justice of the UK Supreme Court. The essays include personal reminiscences of Lord Rodger, helping the reader to understand why he was so highly regarded and why his untimely death has dealt such a devastating blow to law in the UK.

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Andrew Burrows, MA, BCL, LLM (Harvard), QC (Hon), FBA, Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple is Professor of the Law of England at the University of Oxford and a Fellow at All Souls. He sits as a Recorder and is a door tenant at Fountain Court Chambers. He was formerly the Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law and a Fellow of St. Hugh's College. He was a Law Commissioner for England and Wales from 1994 to 1999. He is the author of many books on unjust enrichment, contract and remedies. David Johnston, QC practises mainly in public law (including human rights) and commercial law. He was appointed QC in 2005. He is also an honorary professor of law at the University of Edinburgh Reinhard Zimmermann is a Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg and is Chairman of the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities Division of the Max Planck Society. He is the author of numerous books on comparative law and legal history, including The Law of Obligations (1996) and The New German Law of Obligations (2005).

Contents

PART I: TRIBUTES TO LORD RODGER ; PART II: LORD RODGER IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS AND SUPREME COURT ; PART III: ROMAN LAW AND ROMAN LEGAL HISTORY ; PART IV: SCOTS LAW AND SCOTTISH LEGAL HISTORY ; PART V: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON RECURRING THEMES

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/06/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780199677344
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 748
  • ID: 9780199677344
  • weight: 1270
  • ISBN10: 0199677344

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