University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Emeritus Professor Philip Allott Interviewed for the Eminent Scholars Archive

Posted on Friday 8th February 2013.

Professor Sir Robin Auld QCThe Squire Law Library and the Faculty of Law are pleased to announce that the entry for Professor Philip Allott, Fellow of Trinity College, has just been added to the Eminent Scholars Archive.

Professor Allott arrived in Cambridge as a student at Trinity College in 1955. After a varied and illustrious career in HM Foreign Office between 1960 -73, he returned to Trinity in 1973, and became Professor of International Public Law in 2000. In 2004 he retired, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Allott relates some fascinating insights into his experiences at the FCO, including dealings with the UN, as well as his radical views across the spectrum of international law.

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 JolowiczProfessor Toby Milsom and Mr Michael J Prichard, as well as shorter interviews with incumbent Goodhart Professors (Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Sir Robin Auld, Justice Paul Finn, Professor Jane Stapleton, and Professor Peter Cane).

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