About this Fellow
Michael Lobban, Professor of Legal History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a historian of English legal thought and practice, particularly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is the author of The Common Law and English Jurisprudence 1760-1850 (1991), White Man's Justice: South African Political Trials in the Black Consciousness Ea (1996) and A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Common Law World 1600-1900 (2007) and is one of the authors of the Oxford History of the Laws of England, vols. XI-XIII. At the moment, he is preparing an edition of Sir Jeffrey Gilbert's early eighteenth century writings on property and contract, for the Selden Society. He is also working on a longer term project on the concept and practice of the rule of law in the long nineteenth century. He is one of the editors of the American Society for Legal History's book series, Studies in Legal History and was appointed Secretary of the Selden Society at the end of 2015.
- Professor of Legal History, London School of Economics
History of modern criminal law, England and Scotland; criminal law and legal theory; law and social theory
National and transnational commercial and financial law; law relating to secured transactions, debt corporate finance, corporate insolvency, set-off and personal property
The history, theory and language of public international law with particular attention to war crimes trials, and the Cold War
Constitutional law (German and comparative) and constitutional theory, with a strong interest in the history of modern constitutionalism and constitutional politics; constitutionalism under conditions of globalisation, constitutional adjudication; European integration