‘Thoughts on Torts’: Jane Stapleton: Clarendon Law Lectures, Oxford, 30 April – 2 May 2018

Periodically academia is swept with enthusiasm for a grand theory which describes tort law as being fundamentally ‘all about one thing’, like carrot purée. This series of lectures explores a different type of scholarship, one that places at centre stage what judges do and say, and how they understand their role. Such scholarship is capable of both smoothly absorbing legal change signalled by courts and influencing courts with its insights, so it is convenient to describe it as ‘reflexive tort scholarship’ … (more)

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