March 9, 2015

Lord Hoffmann's Jurisprudence

Hart Publishing has issued a volume dedicated to the philosophy and work of Leonard Hoffmann. Here's the description of the book, from the publisher's website.

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 Laws 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. In this volume, current and past colleagues of Lord Hoffmann from the University of Oxford examine different aspects of his jurisprudence in diverse areas of private and public law. The contributions 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.
The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann: A Festschrift in Honour of Lord Leonard Hoffmann is co-edited by Paul S. Davies, Associate Professor of Law, Oxford University, and Justine Pila, University Lecturer, St. Catherine's College, and is due out in July, 2015. More here. 

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