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Hudson, John G. H.

William W. Cook Global Law Professor

316 Hutchins Hall
734.763.1718
E-mail jghh@umich.edu

John G. H. Hudson is a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law and a professor of legal history and director of the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His teaching and research focus on ninth- to 13th-century England and France, particularly the fields of law, lordship, and literature, as well as historical writing and the late 19th-century study of medieval England. Professor Hudson's books include the two-volume The History of the Church of Abingdon (2002 and 2007); The Formation of the English Common Law (1996); and Land, Law, and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England (1994). He is the co-editor of Patrick Wormald's Papers Preparatory to the Making of English Law: King Alfred to the Twelfth Century, Volume II: From God's Law to Common Law (University of London: Early English Laws, 2014), which was published online on Sept. 29, 2014, to mark the 10th anniversary of the author's death. The book is freely accessible on the Early English Laws website​. He also co-edited Diverging Paths? The Shapes of Power and Institutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam (Brill, 2014) and a third edition of Sir James Holt's classic Magna Carta (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He edited and contributed to a volume of the Proceedings of the British Academy on The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I: Essays Commemorating the Centenary of the Publication of "Pollock and Maitland" (1996), and in 2006, gave the Selden Society Lecture to mark the centenary of Maitland's death; this was published in 2009 as F. W. Maitland and the Englishness of English Law. Prof. Hudson's volume of the Oxford History of the Laws of England, the chronologically earliest, appeared in 2012. He gave a plenary lecture to the British Legal History Conference entitled "Maitland and Austin: Legal History and Legal Theory in Nineteenth-Century England" in 2013 and was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2014. He has an MA and DPhil from Oxford and an MA from the University of Toronto.

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​Co-editor. Patrick Wormald, Papers Preparatory to the Making of English Law: King Alfred to the Twelfth Century, vol. II: From God's Law to Common Law. S. Baxter, co-editor. London: University of London: Early English Laws, 2014.
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​Co-editor. Diverging Paths? The Shapes of Power and Institutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam. A. Rodríguez, co-editor. The Medieval Mediterranean, 101. Leiden, Neth.: Brill, 2014.​​

Oxford History of the Laws of England, 2. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012.

"Local Histories." In The Oxford History of Historical Writing. Volume 2: 400-1400, edited by S. Foot and C. F. Robinson, 457-75. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

"Constitutions of Clarendon, Clause 3, and Henry II's Reforms of Law and Administration." In Laws, Lawyers and Texts: Studies in Medieval Legal History in Honour of Paul Brand, edited by S Jenks, J. Rose, and C. Whittick, 1-19. Leiden, Neth.: Brill, 2012.
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