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Maccabaean Lectures in Jurisprudence

This lecture series was endowed by the Maccabaeans society to mark the tercentenary of the Jewish resettlement in England under Cromwell. The lecture was first delivered in 1956.


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2019  by Susanne Baer 

2017  Women, crime and character in the 20th century, by Nicola Lacey (text | audio)

2015  State, society and economy: Perspectives on African constitutions, by Yash Ghai (audio)

2013  Deciding by Default: How Law Makes Things Automatic, by Cass Sunstein (video)

2011  Morality, Law and Normative Conflict, by Peter Cane (audio)

2009  Our Unwritten Constitution, by John Baker (text | audio)

2007  A Minority Opinion? by Baroness Hale of Richmond (text | audio)

2005  The Judges: Active or Passive, by Lord Bingham of Cornhill (text)

2003  The Rule of Law in International Affairs, by Brian Simpson (text)

2001  Reason or Mumbo Jumbo: The Common Law’s Approach to Property, by J W Harris (text)

1999   Judgments, by Lord Mustill

1998  Being Responsible and Being a Victim of Circumstance, by Tony Honoré (text)

1995  The Quest for a Systematic Civil Law, by Peter Stein (text)

1993  Judicial Decisions and Social Attitudes, by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Balcombe (text)

1991  The Codification of Commercial Law in Victorian Britain, by Alan Rodger (text)

1989  Reading Bentham, by William Twining (text)

1987  Can Judges Change the Law? by Lord Mackay of Clashfern (text)

1985  A Bill of Rights for Britain? The Moral of Contemporary Jurisprudence, by J M Finnis (text)

1983  The Search for Principle, by Robert Goff (text)

1981  The New Economic Analysis of Law: Scholarship, Sophistry, or Self-Indulgence, by Guido Calabresi (text)

1977  Political Judges and the Rule of Law, by Ronald Dworkin (text)

1975  The ‘Non-Contractual’ Liability of the European Economic Community, by Lord Mackenzie Stuart (text)

1973  Family Breakdown and Social Policy, by O R McGregor (text)

1971  Orthodoxy and Innovation in the Law of Nations, by C Wilfred Jenks (text)

1968  The Law and the Reasonable Man, by Lord Reid (text)

1965  Obligation and Obedience to Law, by A H Campbell (text)

1962  Two Branches of the Same Stream, Erwin N Griswold

1959  The Enforcement of Morals, Patrick Devlin

1956  The Impact of Statute on the Law of England, Lord Evershed