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UK Fellow, Law, elected in 1984

Professor William Cornish FBA

About this Fellow


Current post

  • Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Cambridge, and Life Fellow, Magdalene College

Past Appointments

  • Professor of English Law, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1970 - 1990
  • Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Cambridge, and Life Fellow, Magdalene College, Magdalene College University of Cambridge, 2004
  • Professor of Law, then Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Cambridge, 1990


Oxford History of the Laws of England Vols XI-XIII 2010 1st

The jury 1968

Intellectual property: patents, copyright, trade marks and allied rights 1981

Law and society in England, 1750-1950 1989

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