This is my blog on Private Law Theory. It is mainly an updater and point of contact for those working in the area.

Private Law Theory is an emerging discipline in law schools and elsewhere. Private law itself is a core set of disciplines within law, and can roughly be divided between Property Law (land, personal property, intellectual property …) and the Law of Obligations (Contract, Tort, Restitution …). Each different jurisdiction has its own version of these disciplines. Private Law Theory looks for theoretical perspectives to describe, explain and unify these areas. In doing so, theorists typically draw on a number of the surrounding disciplines, such as Comparative Law, Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Economics, History and Sociology.

The site is updated regularly. For those who wish to follow updates but find it inconvenient to revisit the site on a regular basis, various options are available – see the subscriptions page. If there is demand for other feeds then I’m sure something can be arranged – contact me and say what would be useful.

For some clues as to who visits this site, see stats here.

All comments and suggestions are welcome – I am Steve Hedley, s.hedley@ucc.ie.

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3 Comments to "About"

  1. 11 September 2011 - 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Steve, this is a terrific initiative. I could not get the RSS feed link to work. I’m rather lax about checking feeds anyway. Is there any possibility of setting up an email notification of new postings? best wishes, Laura
    PS I don’t use twitter or facebook, feeling already inundated with information!

  2. Profesor John Glover's Gravatar Profesor John Glover
    7 February 2016 - 11:15 pm | Permalink


    Terrific initiative, I agree with Laura. Please accept my subscription. Yes, RSS feed links are hard to work. Is there any possibility of email notifications?



  3. Ben Chen's Gravatar Ben Chen
    1 March 2017 - 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Steve, this is a great blog. I check it almost every morning. Thanks for your hard work!

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