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Brand, Paul

William W. Cook Global Law Professor
Fall 2014



E-mail paul.brand@all-souls.ox.ac.uk
Paul Brand, a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law, is a senior research fellow at All Souls College at the University of Oxford and a legal historian who specializes in Anglo-American Common Law during its first formative period, from the second half of the 12th century to the early 14th century.

Prof. Brand's books include The Origins of the English Legal Profession, The Making of the Common Law, and Kings, Barons and Justices: The Making and Enforcement of Legislation in Thirteenth-Century England. He also has edited four volumes of The Earliest English Law Reports, which include all the surviving pre-1290 law reports, and is working on further volumes that will cover the much larger quantity of unedited law reports of the following two decades. He is also the author of a large number of articles.

Prof. Brand was a former assistant keeper at the Public Record Office in London, a lecturer in law at University College, Dublin, and a research fellow of the Institute of Historical Research in London. In 1997, he was elected a fellow of All Souls College at the University of Oxford. He has been a visiting professor at Columbia University Law School and a distinguished visiting professor at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, as well as the Merriam Visiting Professor of Law at Arizona State University. In addition, he is a fellow of the British Academy and vice president of the Selden Society.

Prof. Brand received his BA, MA, and DPhil from Oxford University.

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Co-editor. Judges and Judging in the History of Common Law and Civil Law: From Antiquity to Modern Times. J. Getzler, co-editor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)

"Judges and Judging 1176-1307." In Judges and Judging in the History of the Common Law and Civil Law: From Antiquity to Modern Times, 3-36. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)

Review of Law Courts and Lawyers in the City of London, by P. Tucker. Law & Hist. Rev. 28, no. 2 (2010): 535-6. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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"The Language of the of the English Legal Profession: The Emergence of a Distinctive Legal Lexicon in Insular French." In The Anglo-Norman Language and its Contexts, edited by R. Ingham, 94-101. York: York Medieval Press, 2010. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)

"The Date and Authorship of Bracton: A Response." J. Legal Hist. 31, no. 3 (2010): 214-44. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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"A Versatile Legal Administrator and More: The Career of John of Fressingfield in England, Ireland, and Beyond." In Ireland and the English World in the Late Middle Ages, 44-54. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law Faculty.)

"Understanding Early Petitions: An Analysis of the Content of Petitions to Parliament in the Reign of Edward I." In Medieval Petitions: Grace and Grievance, edited by W. M. Ormrod, G. Dodd, and A. Musson, 99-119. Woodbridge, UK: York Medieval Press, 2009. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)

"Law and Custom in the English Thirteenth Century Common Law." In Custom: The Development and Use of a Legal Concept in the Middle Ages, edited by P. Andersen and M. Münster-Swendsen, 17-31. Copenhagen: Djøf, 2009. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
 
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