University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Mr Michael Prichard interviewed for the Eminent Scholars Archive

Posted on Friday 1st June 2012.

Mr Michael PrichardThe Squire Law Library and the Faculty of Law are pleased to announce that the entry for Mr Michael J. Prichard, Life Fellow of Gonville & Caius, has just been added to the Eminent Scholars Archive.

Mr Prichard has provided a fascinating account of growing-up in London during the Second World War and attending King’s College London in the ravaged city in 1945-48. His entry into Queens' College in 1948 marked the beginning of an unbroken association with Cambridge University that has endured for over six decades. Most of this time has been spent at Gonville & Caius, and his reminiscences provide, inter alia, a unique account of the evolution of the Law Faculty through the challenging post-war period, and its, at times, later fractious relationship with the University Administration, with whom it shared the Old Schools site until 1995.

This is a further valuable contribution to the Cambridge Law Faculty Eminent Scholars Archive, which is an expanding resource in which we document the careers and achievements of scholars associated with the Squire Law Library and Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. It contains extensive bibliographies, biographies, photographs and interviews with some of the world's most renowned academic and practising lawyers.

Other eminent scholars already featured are: Professor Kurt Lipstein, Professor Peter Stein, Professor Sir Derek Bowett, Mr R.W.M. Dias, Professor Sir Eli Lauterpacht, Professor Sir Bob Hepple, ICJ Judge Stephen Schwebel, Professor Tony Jolowicz and Professor Toby Milsom, as well as shorter interviews with incumbent Goodhart Professors (Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Sir Robin Auld, Justice Paul Finn, and Professor Jane Stapleton).

The Eminent Scholars Archive is also available to listen, or subscribe to, via iTunes U.