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Hudson, John G. H.

William W. Cook Global Law Professor
Winter 2014

316 Hutchins Hall
734.763.1718
E-mail jghh@umich.edu
John G. H. Hudson, a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law, is a professor of legal history and head of the School of History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He has an MA and DPhil from Oxford and an MA from the University of Toronto. 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. He is the author of 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 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. His volume of the Oxford History of the Laws of England, the chronologically earliest, appeared in 2012. In 2013, he gave a plenary lecture to the British Legal History Conference entitled "Maitland and Austin: Legal History and Legal Theory in Nineteenth-Century England," and in 2014, he was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Recent Publications


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.

"War and Violence." In A Social History of England, 900-1200, edited by J. Crick and E. van Houts, 124-32. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty)

"The Fate of Earl Waltheof and the Idea of Personal Law in England After 1066." In Normandy and its Neighbors, 900-1250, edited by D. Crouch and K. Thompson, 223-35. Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe, 14. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2011. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty)

"Order and Justice." In A Social History of England, 900-1200, edited by J. Crick and E. van Houts, 115-23. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty)

"Imposing Feudalism on Anglo-Saxon England: Norman and Angevin Presentation of Pre-conquest Lordship and Landholding." In Feudalism: New Landscapes of Debate, edited by S. Bagge, M. H. Gelting, and T. Lindkvist, 115-34. Medieval Countryside, 5. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2011. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law Faculty)

"Magna Carta, the ius commune, and English Common Law." In Magna Carta and the England of King John, edited by J. S. Loengard, 99-119. Woodbridge, England: Boydell Press, 2010. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty)

"From the Leges to Glanvill: Legal Expertise and Legal Reasoning." In English Law Before Magna Carta: Felix Liebermann and Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen, edited by S. Jurasinski, L. Oliver, and A. Rabin, 221-49. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2010. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty)

"Feud, Vengeance and Violence in England from the Tenth to the Twelfth Centuries." In Feud, Violence and Practice: Essays in Medieval Studies in Honor of Stephen D. White, edited by B. S. Tuten and T. L. Billado, 29-53. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2010. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty)

Review of Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy, c.1050-1134, by W. Aird. History: J. Hist. Ass'n 95, no. 317 (2009): 105-6. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty)

"Customs, Laws, and the Interpretation of Medieval Law." Introduction to Custom: The Development and Use of a Legal Concept in the Middle Ages. Proceedings of the Fifth Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal History 2008, by P. Andersen and M. Münster-Swendsen, editors, 1-16. Copenhagen: Djøf, (2009). (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty)
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