Professor John Hudson

Professor of Legal History

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Professor John Hudson joined the School of History at the beginning of October 1988.  His research then concentrated on law and land-holding in twelfth-century England, and this subject has remained central to much of his subsequent work, leading up to his recent volume of The Oxford History of the Laws of England, 871-1216 (2012).  Some of his legal history work plays with the applicability to medieval situations of ideas from modern legal theory; this work is furthered by his visiting association with the University of Michigan Law School, where he enjoys the title of William W. Cook Global Law Professor.  He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2016.

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