The history and theory of criminal and regulatory liability in English law; liability for bribery, corruption and homicide
Professor Michael Lobban FBA
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.
Political, moral, and legal philosophy: deontological ethics; justice; moral realism as a moral doctrine; legal positivism and legal objectivity; rights and freedom
Public law relating to regulation, including government management of the economy; public service law; administrative law; law and social theory
History and theory of international law from early modern statehood to modern international institutions; relations between sovereignty and property, and the fragmentation of international law in the twenty-first century