From House of Lords to Supreme Court

Judges, Jurists and the Process of Judging

Edited by: James Lee

In the UK, 2009 saw the Centenary of the Society of Legal Scholars and the transition of the House of Lords to the new Supreme Court. The papers presented in this book arise from a seminar organized jointly by the Society of Legal Scholars and the University of Birmingham to celebrate and reflect on these historic events. The papers consider a range of topics, including judicial reasoning and the interaction between judges, academics, and the professions over a century of transformation. The volume gathers leading authorities on the House of Lords in its judicial capacity, together with academics whose specialties lie in particular fields of law. The relationship between judge and jurist is, therefore, investigated from a variety of perspectives and jurisdictions. In focussing upon cases, the book takes the jurisprudence of the House of Lords seriously and contributes to the shared task of interpretative development of the law.


342 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2011
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849460811