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Monday, 11 November 2013

Collected Papers on English Legal HistoryThe Faculty warmly congratulates Professor John Baker on his award of the Sutherland Prize of the American Society for Legal History. The prize, which is awarded annually, is for the best article on English legal history published in the previous year.  The winning article was "Deeds Speak Louder Than Words: Covenants and the Law of Proof, 1290-1321" in Laws, Lawyers and Texts: Studies in Medieval Legal History in Honour of Paul Brand, ed. Susanne Jenks, Jonathan Rose and Christopher Whittick (2012)

Professor Baker has recently been elected an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn, putting him in the unusual position of being a bencher of two inns (he is also Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple).

Cambridge University Press has also recently published Professor Baker's Collected Papers on English Legal History in a boxed set of three volumes. The publishers' announcement reads:

Over the last forty years, Sir John Baker has written on most aspects of English legal history, and this collection of his writings includes many papers that have been widely cited. Providing points of reference and foundations for further research, the papers cover the legal profession, the inns of court and chancery, legal education, legal institutions, legal literature, legal antiquities, public law and individual liberty, criminal justice, private law (including contract, tort and restitution) and legal history in general. An introduction traces the development of some of the research represented by the papers, and cross-references and new endnotes have been added. A full bibliography of the author's works is also included.

For more information about this book, please refer to the CUP website. For information about other publications by Professor Baker, see his Faculty Profile.

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