Masterclass with Professor Brian Z. Tamanaha, 1 June

On Thursday 1 June there will be a masterclass taught by Professor Brian Z. Tamanaha to mark the publication of his latest book, A Realistic Theory of Law (Cambridge University Press).

Masterclass: “A Reconstruction of Social Historical Jurisprudence”.
Thursday June 1st, 2.00 – 3.30pm
Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street.

Professor Brian Z. Tamanaha is a renowned jurisprudence and law and society scholar, and the author of nine books and numerous scholarly articles. His latest book is A Realistic Theory of Law (2017). Three of his books have received book awards, including A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society (2001), which won a prize in legal theory and a prize in law and society. On the Rule of Law (2004) has been translated into six languages, and altogether his publications have been translated into nine languages. He has delivered eight named lectures at home and abroad, including the Kobe Memorial Lecture in Tokyo, the Julius Stone Address in Sydney, the Cotterrell Lecture in London, and the Montesquieu Lecture in Tilburg. He spent a year in residence as a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he wrote Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide (2010). His work has been the subject of three different published symposia, and his books have been reviewed in many venues, including the Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Cambridge Law Journal, Law and Society Review, Law and History Review, American Ethnologist, Legal Theory, and Washington Post.”

An article recommended by Professor Tamanaha as preparatory reading is attached here.

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