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A. W. Brian Simpson

Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 1987-2011


Publications

Forthcoming | Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Reviews
Other Publications | Reprints | Works in Progress & Working Papers


Books

  • Reflections on 'The Concept of Law'. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. (Published posthumously)
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  • The European Convention on Human Rights: The First Half Century. Maurice and Muriel Fulton Lecture Series. Chicago: Law School, Univ. of Chicago, 2004.
  • Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2001.
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  • Victorian Law and the Industrial Spirit: Selden Society Lecture Delivered in the Old Hall of Lincoln's Inn, July 13th, 1994. London: Selden Society, 1995.
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  • Leading Cases in the Common Law. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.
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  • In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.
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  • Invitation to Law. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1988.
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  • Legal Theory and Legal History: Essays on the Common Law. London: Hambledon Press, 1987.
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  • A History of the Common Law of Contract. 2nd ed. Oxford: Claredon Press, 1987.
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  • A History of the Land Law. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Cannibalism and the Common Law: The Story of the Tragic Last Voyage of the Mignonette and the Strange Legal Proceedings to Which It Gave Rise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Editor. Biographical Dictionary of the Common Law. London: Butterworths, 1984. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Pornography and Politics: A Look Back to the Williams Committee. London: Waterlow Publishers Ltd., 1983. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit. London: Oxford University Press, 1975. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • Editor. Oxford Essays in Jurisprudence. Second Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • An Introduction to the History of the Land Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1961. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Book Chapters

  • "The Reflections of a Craftsman." In Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum, edited by M. Andenas and D. Fairgrieve, 193-205. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
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  • Co-author. "The Pitcairn Prosecutions An Assessment of Their Historical Context by Reference to the Provisions of Public International Law." D. Kritsiotis, co-author. In Justice, Legality, and the Rule of Law: Lesson from the Pitcairn Prosecutions, edited by D. Oliver, 93-129. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
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  • "The Killing of the Prisoners at Agincourt and a Movement from Contract to Status." In A Simple Common Lawyer: Essays in Honour of Michael Taggart, edited by D. Dyzenhaus et al., 293-312. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2009.
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  • "The Story of Sturges v. Bridgman: The Resolution of Land Use Disputes Between Neighbors." In Property Stories. 2d ed., edited by G. Korngold and A.P.Morriss, 11-42. New York: Thomson Reuters / Foundation Press, 2009.
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  • "Anti-Social Behaviour Orders in the United Kingdom." In Law and Democracy in the Empire of Force, edited by H. J. Powell and J. B. White, 230-7. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Univ. of Michigan Press, 2009.
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  • "Rylands v. Fletcher." In The New Oxford Companion to Law, edited by P. Cane and J. Conaghan, 1039. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
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  • "Dudley and Stephens(R v)." In The New Oxford Companion to Law, edited by P. Cane and J. Conaghan, 349-50. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
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  • "Common Law." In The New Oxford Companion to Law, edited by P. Cane and J. Conaghan, 164-6. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
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  • "Contracts for Cotton to Arrive: The Case of the Two Ships Peerless." In Contract Stories, edited by D. G. Baird, 29-61. New York: Foundation Press, 2007.
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  • "The Story of Sturges v. Bridgman: The Resolution of Land Use Disputes Between Neighbors." In Property Stories: An In-Depth Look at Leading Property Cases, edited by G. Korngold and A. P. Morriss, 9-40. Law Stories Series. New York: Foundation Press, 2004.
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  • "The Place of Slades's Case in the History of Contract." In Law, Liberty, and Parliament: Selected Essays on the Writings of Sir Edward Coke, edited by A. D. Boyer, 70-85. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2004.
  • "Victorian Law and the Industrial Spirit." In The Selden Society Lectures, 1952-2001, 615-45. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2003.
  • "The Invention of Trials In Camera in Security Cases." In Domestic and International Trials, 1700-2000, edited by R. A. Melikan. The Trial in History, vol. 2. (Manchester, UK: Manchester Univ. Press, 2003): 76-106.
  • "Land Ownership and Economic Freedom." In The State and Freedom of Contract, edited by H. N. Scheiber, 13-43. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 1998.
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  • "English Common Law." In The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, edited by P.Newman. (London: Macmillan Reference Limited, 1998), 2 (E-O): 57-70.
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  • "Coase v. Pigou Reexamined." In Law and Economics Anthology, edited by K. G. Dau-Schmidt and T. S. Ulen, 155-69. Cincinnati, Ohio: Anderson Publishing Co., 1998. (Originally published under the same title in J. Legal Stud. 25, no. 1 (1996): 53-101.)
  • "The Origins of Futures Trading in the Liverpool Cotton Market." In Essays for Patrick Atiyah, edited by P. Cane and J. Stapleton, 179-208. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1991.
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  • "The Common Law and Legal Theory." In Legal Theory and Common Law, edited by W. Twining, 8-25. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986. (This is a revised and updated version of a chapter originally published under the same title in Oxford Essays in Jurisprudence, edited by A. W. B. Simpson, 77-99. Second Series. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1973. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "The Laws of Ethelbert." In On the Laws and Customs of England: Essyas in Honor of Samuel E. Thorne, 3-17. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1981. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Historical Introduction." In Cheshire and Fifoot's Law of Contract. 9th ed., edited by M. P. Furmston, 1-16. London: Butterworths, 1976. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Survival of the Common Law System." In Then and Now 1799-1974: Commemorating 175 Years of Law Bookselling and Publishing, 51-70. London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1974. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "The Common Law and Legal Theory." In Oxford Essays in Jurisprudence, edited by A. W. B. Simpson, 77-99. Second Series. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1973. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Real Property." In Annual Survey of Commonwealth Law 1972, edited by H. W. R. Wade and H. L. Cryer. (London: Butterworths, 1973): 320-50. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Real Property." In Annual Survey of Commonwealth Law 1971, edited by H. W. R. Wade and H. L. Cryer. (London: Butterworths, 1972): 210-40. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Real Property." In Annual Survey of Commonwealth Law 1970, edited by H. W. R. Wade and H. L. Cryer. (London: Butterworths, 1971): 577-605. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Real Property." In Annual Survey of Commonwealth Law 1968, edited by H. W. R. Wade and H. L. Cryer. (London: Butterworths, 1969): 375-410. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Real Property." In Annual Survey of Commonwealth Law 1966, edited by H. W. R. Wade, B. Lillywhite, and H. L. Cryer. (London: Butterworths, 1967): 313-43. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Real Property." In Annual Survey of Commonwealth Law 1965, edited by H. W. R. Wade and B. Lillywhite. (London: Butterworths, 1966): 285-326. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Ratio Decidendi of a Case and the Doctrine of Binding Precedent." In Oxford Essys in Jurisprudence: A Collaborative Work, edited by A. G. Guest, 148-75. London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1961. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Journal Articles

  • "A Decision Per Incuriam." Law Q. Rev. 125 (2009): 433-9.
  • "Constitutionalizing the Right of Property: The U.S., England and Europe." U. Haw. L. Rev. 31, no. 1 (2008): 1-27.
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  • "The Salmond Lecture." Victoria U. Wellington L. Rev. 38, no. 4 (2007): 669-87.
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  • "Shooting Felons: Law, Practice, Official Culture, and Perceptions of Morality." J. L. & Soc'y 32, no. 32 (2005): 241-66.
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  • Co-author. "Ghosts of Colonialism in the European Convention on Human Rights." L. Moor, co-author. Brit. Y. B. Int'l L. 76 (2005): 121-93.
  • "Hersch Lauterpacht and the Genesis of the Age of Human Rights." Law Q. Rev. 120 (2004): 49-80.
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  • "Emergency Powers and Their Abuse: Lessons from the End of the British Empire." Israel Y. B. Hum. Rts. 33 (2004): 219-42.
  • "Human Rights Visionary Hersch Lauterpacht." Law Quad. Notes 46, no. 2 (2003): 66-73. (Based on the Lauterpracht Memorial Lecture delivered at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Fall 2002.)
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  • "Britain and the Genocide Convention." British Y. B. Int'l L. 73 (2003): 5-64.
  • "The Devlin Commission (1959): Colonialism, Emergencies, and the Rule of Law." Oxford J. Legal Stud. 22, no. 1 (2002): 17-52.
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  • "Britain and the European Convention." Cornell Int'l L. J. 34, no. 3 (2001): 523-54.
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  • "Empirical Insight and Some Thoughts on Future(s) Investigation: Comments on Mark West's 'Private Ordering at the World's First Futures Exchange' (Symposium: Empirical Research in Commercial Transactions)." Mich. L. Rev. 98, no. 8 (2000): 2616-9.
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  • "The Growing Role of the European Convention on Human Rights." Law Quad. Notes 42, no. 3 (1999): 23.
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  • "The Law of Evidence in Victorian England." Albion 30, no. 3 (1998): 534-5.
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  • "The Exile of Archbishop Makarios III." Eur. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 1 (1996): 391-405.
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  • "Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Legacy of British Colonialism and the European Convention on Human Rights." Loy. L. Rev. 41, no. 4 (1996): 629-711.
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  • "Coase v. Pigou Re-examined: An Addendum." J. Legal Stud. 25, no. 1 (1996): 99-101.
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  • "Coase v. Pigou Re-examined." J. Legal Stud. 25, no. 1 (1996): 53-97.
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  • "Legal Iconoclasts and Legal Ideals." U. Cin. L. Rev. 58 (1990): 819-44.
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  • "The Judges and the Vigilant State." Denning L. J. (1989): 145-67.
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  • "Contracts for Cotton to Arrive: The Case of the Two Ships Peerless." Cardozo L. Rev. 11 (1989): 287-333.
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  • "Sir William Scott, Lord Stowell, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty: 1798-1828." Lloyd's Mar. & Com. L. Q. 4 (1988): 528-9.
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  • "Rhetoric, Reality and Regulation 18b." Denning L. J. (1988): 123-53.
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  • "Detention Without Trial in the Second World War: Comparing the British and American Experiences." Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 16, no. 2 (1988): 225-67.
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  • "Quackery and Contract Law: The Case of the Carbolic Smoke Ball." J. Legal Stud. 14, no. 2 (1985): 345-89. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Legal Liability for Bursting Reservoirs: The Historical Context of Rylands v. Fletcher." J. Legal Stud. 13, no. 2 (1984): 209-64. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Regina v. Archer and Muller (1875): The Leading Case That Never Was." Oxford J. Legal Stud. 2, no. 2 (1982): 181-96. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Obscenity and the Law." L. & Phil. 1, no. 2 (1982): 239-54. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Rise and Fall of the Legal Treatise: Legal Principles and the Forms of Legal Literature." U. Chi. L. Rev. 48, no. 3 (1981): 632-79. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Horwitz Thesis and the History of Contracts." U. Chi. L. Rev. 46, no. 3 (1979): 533-601. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Heraldic Evidence and the Early History of Lincoln's Inn." L. Q. Rev. 95, no. 2 (1979): 201-4. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Entails and Perpetuities." Juridical Rev. 24, no. 1 (1979): 1-20. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Early Constitution of Gray's Inn." Cambridge L. J. 34, no. 1 (1975): 131-50. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Innovation in Nineteenth Century Contract Law." Law Q. Rev. 91, no. 362 (1975): 247-78. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Source and Function of the Later Year Books." Law Q. Rev. 87, no. 345 (1971): 94-118. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Early Constitution of the Inns of Court." Cambridge L. J. 28, no. 2 (1970): 241-56. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Rule in Wheeldon v. Burrows and the Code Civile." Law Q. Rev. 83, no. 330 (1967): 240-7. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Penal Bond with Conditional Defeasance." Law Q. Rev. 82, no. 327 (1966): 392-422. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Equitable Doctrine of Consideration and the Law of Uses." U. Toronto L. J. 16, no. 1 (1965): 1-36. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Analysis of Legal Concepts." L. Q. Rev. 80, no. 4 (1964): 535-58. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Ratio Decidendi of a Case (Reply)." Mod. L. Rev. 22, no. 5 (1959): 453-7. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Introduction of the Action on the Case for Conversion." Law Q. Rev. 75, no. 299 (1959): 364-80. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Ratio Decidendi of a Case." Mod. L. Rev. 21, no. 2 (1958): 155-60. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Place of Slade's Case in the History of Contract." Law Q. Rev. 74, no. 295 (1958): 381-96. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Ratio Decidendi of a Case." Mod. L. Rev. 20, no. 4 (1957): 413-15. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Circulation of Yearbooks in the Fifteenth Century." Law Q. Rev. 73, no. 292 (1957): 492-505. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Keilwey's Reports, Temp. Henry VII and Henry VIII." Law Q. Rev. 73, no. 289 (1957): 89-105. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reviews

  • Review of Revolutionary Lawyers, Sinn Féin and the Crown Courts in Ireland and Britain, 1916-1923, by D. Foxton. Law Q. Rev. 125 (2009): 184-7.
  • "Socks in It." Review of Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism, by J. E. Halley, and Challenging Liberalism: Feminism as Political Critique, by L. H. Schwartzman. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 5437 (2007): 26.
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  • "Herbert Hart Elucidated." Review of A Life of H.L.A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream, by N. Lacey. Mich. L. Rev. 104, no. 6 (2006): 1437-59.
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  • "Stag-Hunter and Mole." Review of A Life of H.L.A Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream, by N. Lacey. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 5315 (2005): 6-7.
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  • "Most Foul." Review of With Malice Aforethought A Study of the Crime and Punishment for Homicide, by L. Blom-Cooper and T. Morris, co-authors. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 5355 (2005): 29.
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  • Review of The Beginnings of English Law, by L. Oliver. Eng. Hist. Rev 118, no. 479 (2003): 1351-2.
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  • Review of Feminist Legal Studies. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 5429 (2003): 29.
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  • "How the Corporation Conquered John Bull." Review of Industrializing English Law: Entrepreneurship and Business Organization 1720-1844, by R. Harris. Mich. L. Rev. 100, no. 6 (2002): 1591-601.
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  • Review of A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by M. A. Glendon. Eur. J. Int'l L. 13, no. 3 (2002): 725-7.
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  • "In Rights We Trust." Review of Values for a Godless Age, by F. Klug. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 5123 (2001): 29.
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  • Review of A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations, by D. Ibbetson. Law Q. Rev. 117 (2001): 334-5.
  • "The Slave of the Passions?" Review of Identity and the Case for Gay Rights, by D. A. J. Richards. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 5096 (2000): 30.
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  • Review of Land, Law, and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England, by J. Hudson. Law & Hist. Rev. 18, no. 1 (2000): 223-4.
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  • "Rights Talk, Rights Act." Review of Crimes against Humanity, by G. Robertson. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 5030 (1999): 9.
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  • Review of Bloody Constraint: War and Chivalry in Shakespeare, by T. Meron. Am. J. Int'l L. 93, no. 2 (1999): 540-1.
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  • "The Elusive Truth about Holmes." Review of The Hidden Holmes: His Theory of Torts in History, by D. Rosenberg. Mich. L. Rev. 95, no. 6 (1997): 2027-43.
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  • Review of Scholars of the Law: English Jurisprudence from Blackstone to Hart, by R. A. Cosgrove. Am. J. Legal Hist. 41, no. 4 (1997): 481-2.
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  • Review of Inventions and Official Secrecy: A History of Secret Patents in the United Kingdom, by T. H. O'Dell. Law & Hist. Rev. 15, no. 2 (1997): 378-80.
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  • Review of Human Rights in the United Kingdom, by R. Gordon and R. Wilmot-Smith. Eur. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 2 (1997): 204-6.
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  • Review of Early Modern Conceptions of Property, by J. Brewer and S. Staves. Am. J. Legal Hist. 41, no. 4 (1997): 508-9.
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  • "Triumph or Travesty?" Review of Reasonable Doubts: The O.J. Simpson Case and the Criminal Justice System, by A. M. Dershowitz, and In Contempt, by C. A. Darden and J. Walter. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4868, 19 July 1996: 28.
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  • Review of Private Property, Government Requisition and the Constitution 1914-1927, by G. R. Rubin. Law Q. Rev. 112 (1996): 172-5.
  • Review of The Making of the Common Law. Law & Hist. Rev. 13, no. 2 (1995): 422-3.
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  • "The Agincourt Campaign and the Law of War." Review of Henry's Wars and Shakespeare's Laws: Perspectives on the Law of War in the Later Middle Ages, by T. Meron. Mich. J. Int'l L. 16, no. 3 (1995): 653-66.
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  • "A Tissue of Lies?" Review of Let Him Have Justice: The True Story of Derek Bentley, Hanged for a Crime He Did Not Commit by I. Bentley and P. Dening, and Forever Lost, Forever Gone, by P. J. Hill and G. Hunt. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4822, 1 September 1995: 13.
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  • "The Idea of Restraint." Review of War and Law Since 1945, by G. Best. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4788, 6 January 1995: 7.
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  • "The Heiress at Law." Review of Law, Land and Family: Aristocratic Inheritance in England, 1300 to 1800, by E. Spring. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4803, 21 April 1995: 26.
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  • Review of Lawyers and the Making of English Land Law: 1832-1940, by J. S. Anderson. Mod. L. Rev. 56 (1993): 608-11.
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  • "Law, Crime, and the Victorians." Review of The Unwritten Law: Criminal Justice in Victorian Kent, by C. A. Conley, Women, Crime, and Custody in Victorian England, by L. Zedner, Reconstructing the Criminal: Culture, Law, and Policy in England, 1830-1914, by M. J. Wiener, Penal Discipline, Reformatory Projects and the English Prison Commission, 1895-1939, by W. J. Forsythe, and The Common Law and English Jurisprudence, 1760-1850, by M. Lobban. J. Brit. Stud. 32, no. 1 (1993): 83-8.
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  • Review of Espionage and Secrecy: The Official Secrets Act 1911-1989 of the United Kingdom, by R. M. Thomas. Am. J. Legal Hist. 37 (1993): 92-4.
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  • "The Economics of Eros." Review of Sex and Reason, by R. A. Posner. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4658, 10 July 1992: 26.
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  • Review of A History of the Anglo-American Common-Law of Contract, by K. M. Teeven. Am. Hist. Rev. 97 (1992): 522-3.
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  • "Legal Education and Legal History." Review of Law and Society in England 1759-1950, by W. R. Cornish and G. de N. Clark. Oxford J. Legal Stud. 11, no. 1 (1991): 106-13.
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  • "Trouble with the Case." Review of The Law, by J. Waldron. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4576, 14 December 1990: 1344.
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  • Review of Feminism, Marriage and the Law in Victorian England: 1850-1895, by M. L. Shanley. Am. J. Legal Hist. 34 (1990): 443-4.
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  • Review of The Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies: 1718-1775, by A. R. Ekirch. Am. J. Legal Hist. 34 (1990): 196-7.
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  • "A Testing Time for Judges." Review of The Province of Legislation Determined: Legal Theory in Eighteenth-Century Britain, by D. Lieberman. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4562, 7 September 1990: 944.
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  • Review of Judges, Legislators, and Professors--Chapters in European Legal History, by R. C. Vancaenegem. Am. Hist. Rev. 94 (1989): 1090.
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  • "Legal Reasoning Anatomized." Review of Moral Argument and Social Vision in the Courts: A Study of Tort Accident Law, by H. J. Steiner. Law & Soc. Inquiry 13 (1988): 637-45.
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  • Review of Making Law Bind: Essays Legal and Philosophical, by T. Honore. Cambridge L. J. 47 (1988): 299-302.
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  • Review of Essays in English Legal History, by S. E. Thorne. Am. J. Legal Hist. 32 (1988): 79-80.
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  • "Towards a Legal Science." Review of Essays on Kelsen, by R. Tur and W. Twining, co-editors. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4404, 28 August 1987: 920.
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  • "No Accounting for Judges." Review of Pragmatism and Theory in English Law, by P. S. Atiyah. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4406, 11 September 1987: 998.
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  • "Blaming the Beasts." Review of The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals: The Lost History of Europe's Animal Trials, by E. P. Evans. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4412, 23 October 1987: 1173.
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  • "Attorney on Trial." Review of Presumed Innocent, by S. Turow. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4411, 16 October 1987: 1136.
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  • Review of The New River: A Legal History, by B. Rudden. Law & Hist. Rev. 4, no. 2 (1986): 486-8. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Of Legal Culture." Review of Studies in the History of the Common Law, by S. F. C. Milsom. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4353, 5 September 1986: 985. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Euthanasia For Sale?" Review of Easing the Passing: The Trial of Dr. John Bodkin Adams, by P. Devlin. Mich. L. Rev. 84, no. 4 (1986): 807-18. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of Crime and the Courts in England, 1660-1800, by J. M. Beattie. Am. Hist. Rev. 91, no. 5 (1986): 1193-4. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of Common Lawyers of Pre-Reformation England-Thomas Kebell: A Case Study, by E. W. Ives. J. Legal Hist. 7, no. 1 (1986): 110. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Bulwarks of Liberty." Review of Verdict According to Conscience: Perspectives on the English Criminal Trail Jury 1200-1800, by T. A. Green. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4322, 31 January 1986: 120. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Bringing Accusations to Book." Review of Trial and Error: The Maguires, the Guildford Pub Bombings and British Justice, by R. Kee, and Error of Judgment: The Truth About the Birminghamn Bombings, by C. Mullin. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4366, 5 December 1986: 1365. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Who, How, Where, Why, When." Review of Unlawful Sex: Offences, Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice System of England and Wales. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4314, 6 December 1985: 1382. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Their Litigious Society." Review of The Whilton Dispute, 1264-1380: A Social-Legal Study of Dispute Settlement in Medieval England, by R. C. Palmer. Mich. L. Rev. 83, no. 4 (1985): 682-9. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Provocatively Free." Review of Nazis in Skokie: Freedom, Community, and the First Amendment, by D. A. Downs. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4294, 19 July 1985: 790. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Just, Not Right." Review of Stinie: Murder on the Common, by A. Rose. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4310, 8 November 1985: 1256. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Disagreeable Rhetoric." Review of Law and Order and British Politics by P. Norton, and The Failure of the Word: The Protagonist as Lawyer in Modern Fiction, by R. H. Weisberg. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4278, 29 March 1985: 342. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of Bribes, by J. T. Noonan Jr. J. Legal Educ. 35, no. 3 (1985): 461-3. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of 'Without the Law': Administrative Justice and Legal Pluralism in Nineteenth-Century England, by H. W. Arthurs. Am. Hist. Rev. 90, no. 5 (1985): 1198. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "How Do the Judges Do It?" Review of Ronald Dworkin and Contemporary Jurisprudence, by M. Cohen, editor. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4245, 10 August 1984: 895. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Grass and the Graduate." Review of High Time: The Shocking Life and Times of Howard Marks, by D. Leigh. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4254, 12 October 1984: 1153. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Sleeping Watchdogs." Review of People Against the Press: An Inquiry into the Press Council, by G. Robertson. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4201, 7 October 1983: 1082. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "In the Judiciary's Judgment." Review of The Judge, Discretion, and the Criminal Trial, by R. Pattenden. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4186, 24 June 1983: 659. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Emptying the Prisons." Review of The Politics of Penal Reform, by M. Ryan. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4208, 25 November 1983: 1304. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of Promises, Morals, and Law, by P. S. Atiyah. Am. B. Found. Res. J. 1982, no. 2 (1982): 537-41. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of The Reports of Sir John Spelman, Vols. I & II, by J. H. Baker. Am. J. Legal Hist. 25, no. 1 (1981): 71-3. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Contract: The Twitching Corpse." Review of Anson's Law of Contract (Centenary ed.), by A. G. Guest, The Rise and Fall of Freedom of Contract, by P. S. Atiyah, and The Law of Contact (5th ed.), by Treitel,G.H. Oxford J. Legal Stud. 1, no. 2 (1981): 265-77. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "May the Force Be With Us." Review of Policing Freedom, by J. Alderson. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4017, 21 March 1980: 337. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Judicial Role." Review of The Judge by P. A. Devlin, and The Discipline of Law, by A. T. Denning. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 4002, 7 December 1979: 85. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Turn of the Screw." Review of Torture and the Law of Proof, by J. H. Langbein. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 3960, 17 February 1978: 194. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Berating Blackstone." Review of A Comment on the Commentaries and A Fragment on Government, by J. Bentham. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 3978, 30 June 1978: 737. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "With Concern for the Victim." Review of The Facts of Rape, by B. Toner. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 3920, 29 April 1977: 208. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "To Do Our Duty." Review of Legal Obligation, by J. C. Smith. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 3936, 19 August 1977: 1008. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Release Mechanism." Review of The Law of Habeas Corpus, by R. J. Sharpe. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 3915, 25 March 1977: 372. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "From Tenure to Estates." Review of The Legal Framework of English Feudalism, by S. F. C. Milsom. Times Lit. Suppl., no. 3900, 10 December 1976: 1566. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of The Will in Medieval England, by M. M. Sheehan. Harv. L. Rev. 78, no. 6 (1965): 1303-5. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of Studies in Jurisprudence and Criminal Theory, by J. Hall. Int'l & Comp. L. Q. 8, no. 3 (1959): 589-90. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of The Council in the Marches of Wales, by W. Penry, and Select Cases in the Council of Henry VII, by C. G. Bayne. L. Q. Rev. 75, no. 300 (1959): 561-2. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of Archeion, or, A Discourse Upon the High Courts of Justice in England, by C. H. McIlwain and P. L. Ward, co-editors. L. Q. Rev. 74, no. 295 (1958): 455-6. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of A Source Book of English Law, by A. K. R. Kiralfy. L. Q. Rev. 74, no. 295 (1958): 453-5. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of Calendar of the Caernarvonshire Quarter Sessions Records, by W. Ogwen Williams, editor. L. Q. Rev. 73, no. 289 (1957): 124-5. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Other Publications

  • Preface to A History of the Land Law. 2nd ed., by A. W. B. Simpson, v. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (1986). (Work published when author not on Michigan Law facutly.)
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  • Preface to Biographical Dictionary of the Common Law, by A. W. B. Simpson, editor, v. London: Butterworths, (1984). (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Preface to Pornography and Politics: A Look Back to the Williams Committee, by A. W. B. Simpson, v. London: Waterlow Publishers Ltd., (1983). (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Introduction to Book II." Introduction to Commentaries on the Laws of England (A Facsimilie of the First Edition of 1765-1769), by W. Blackstone, iii-xv, Vol. 2: Of the Rights of Things (1766). Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, (1979). (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Historical Introduction." In Cheshire and Fifoot's Law of Contract. 9th ed., edited by M. P. Furmston, 1-16. London: Butterworths, 1976. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • Preface to A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit, by A. W. B. Simpson, v-vi. London: Oxford University Press, (1975). (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • Preface to Oxford Essays in Jurisprudence, by A. W. B. Simpson, editor, v. Second Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (1973). (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Preface to An Introduction to the History of the Land Law, by A. W. B. Simpson, vii-viii. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (1961). (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms." Law Quad. Notes 44, no. 3 (2001): 12-3. (Excerpted from his book Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.)
  • "Historical Introduction." In Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract. 13th ed., edited by M. P. Furmston, 1-16. London: Butterworths, 1996. (Originally published under the same title in Cheshire and Fifoot's Law of Contract. 9th ed., edited by M. P. Furmston, 1-16. London: Butterworths, 1976.)
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  • Cannibalism and the Common Law: A Victorian Yachting Tragedy. London: Hambledon Press, 1994. (Originally published as Cannibalism and the Common Law: The Story of the Tragic Last Voyage of the Mignonette and the Strange Legal Proceedings to Which It Gave Rise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.)
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  • "Historical Introduction." In Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract. 12th ed., edited by M. P. Furmston, 1-16. London: Butterworths, 1991.(Originally published under the same title in Cheshire and Fifoot's Law of Contract. 9th ed., edited by M. P. Furmston, 1-16. London: Butterworths, 1976.)
  • "Historical Introduction." In Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston's Law of Contract. 11th ed., edited by M. P. Furmston, 1-16. London: Butterworths, 1986. (Originally published under the same title in Cheshire and Fifoot's Law of Contract. 9th ed., edited by M. P. Furmston, 1-16. London: Butterworths, 1976. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Cannibalism and the Common Law: The Story of the Tragic Last Voyage of the Mignonette and the Strange Legal Proceedings to Which It Gave Rise. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986. (Originally published under the same title by University of Chicago Press, 1984. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Historical Introduction." In Cheshire and Fifoot's Law of Contract. 10th ed., edited by M. P. Furmston, 1-16. London: Butterworths, 1981. (Originally published under the same title in Cheshire and Fifoot's Law of Contract. 9th ed., edited by M. P. Furmston, 1-16. London: Butterworths, 1976. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Obscenity and the Law." In Law, Morality and Rights, edited by M. A. Stewart, 223-38. Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, vol. 162. Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Co., 1983. (This chapter was originally published under the same title in L. & Phil. 1, no. 2 (1982): 239-54. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)

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