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UK Fellow, Law, elected in 2007

Sir Ross Cranston FBA

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About this Fellow

Sir Ross Cranston is a judge of the High Court, Queens Bench Division and from 2016 judge in charge of the Administrative Court. He is also a Visiting Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously he was Centennial Professor and Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at LSE. He was a member of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom from 1997-2005 and Solicitor General from 1998-2001. Before that he was Lubbock Professor of Banking Law, Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and Dean of Laws at Queen Mary, University of London. He was educated at the University of Queensland and at Harvard Law School and Oxford. He has held consultancies with UNCTAD, the World Bank, the IMF and the Commonwealth Secretariat to advise different countries on commercial, banking and securities laws. He has also undertaken reviews of the legal system for the European Commission in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey. He was a member of the legal advisory panel of the National Consumer Council, chair of trustees of the whistleblower's charity, Public Concern at Work and a trustee of Build It International and NOFAS UK.

Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/law/staff/ross-cranston.htm

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

Past Appointments

  • Lubbock Professor of Banking Law, Queen Mary University of London, 1986 - 1992
  • Cassel Professor of Commercial Law, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1992 - 1997
  • Solicitor General, Other Institutions, 1998 - 2001
  • MP, Dudley North, 1997 - 2005
  • Centennial Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2005 - 2007
  • Justice of the High Court, Royal Courts of Justice, Royal Courts of Justice, 2007
  • Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2017

Publications

How Law Works (2006)

Legal Foundations of the Welfare State (1985)

Consumers and the Law 1st ed. (1978)

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The connections between constitutional law and international law forged through attempts to end violent conflict, with a focus on how these attempts affect constitution-making processes, peace agreements, and the development of international law itself

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