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The Corpus Chair and Oxford Jurisprudence as Evolved by 1952

AW Brian Simpson

in Reflections on 'The Concept of Law'

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199693320
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731983 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693320.003.0002
The Corpus Chair and Oxford Jurisprudence as Evolved by 1952

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This chapter details how it came about that Hart was elected to the Oxford Chair of Jurisprudence on 9 February 1952, a position which had begun life back in the 19th century in order to provide Sir Henry Maine with a platform in Oxford. It also discusses what was thought to constitute ‘jurisprudence’ in Oxford when Hart joined the law faculty in 1952.

Keywords: HLA Hart; Oxford Chair of Jurisprudence; Henry Maine; jurisprudence

Chapter.  18944 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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