Category Archives: In memoriam

Professor Angelo Forte

This Blog is saddened to have to report the death of Angelo Forte. Though ill recently, Angelo had always shown enthusiasm for having fun in life and strong commitment to legal history. His photo on the Aberdeen web page shows … Continue reading

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Dafydd Jenkins (1911-2012)

This Blog is saddened to note the death of Dafydd Jenkins. A more formal obituary will be found here: http://anglosaxonnorseandceltic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/dafydd-jenkins-19112012-scholar-of.html.  As well as the wonderful and very typical photograph, it rightly describes him as "Scholar of Medieval Welsh Law (inter … Continue reading

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The Late Professor Emeritus John Adams (1939-2012)

This blogger was saddened to hear of the recent death of Professor John Adams at what is in the modern world a relatively young age. He was best known as an intellectual property lawyer, but, like most thoughtful private lawyers, he … Continue reading

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In Memory of Alan Rodger: A Conference on Legal History and Roman Law, 7-8 September 2012

The Blog is delighted to note that our colleague at Glasgow, Ernie Metzger, amd David Johnston, QC, an Honorary Professor in Edinburgh, are organising a conference in memory of the late Lord Rodger at Glasgow this September. It promses to be … Continue reading

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Memorial Service Oxford, 11 February: Alan Rodger

After the moving memorial service in Edinburgh at St Giles for the Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (see http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/sln/blogentry.aspx?blogentryref=8798), readers of this Blog may be interested to know that another one will be held in the University Church in Oxford on … Continue reading

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George Dargo: Prominent Historian of Louisiana Law dies

I first met George Dargo only in November 2008. It was in New Orleans at a conference at Tulane organised by Vernon Palmer to mark the Bicentenary of the enactment of the Digest of the Civil Laws now in Force … Continue reading

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Peter B.H. Birks: A Recent Assessment

The recent death of Lord Rodger has caused your blogger to reflect quite a lot on the late Peter Birks, since he and Alan Rodger had been so close and both died so much before their time. It was therefore … Continue reading

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The Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, 1944-2011, distinguished scholar of Roman law and legal history

(Photo courtesy of University of Oxford)  With the death of Alan Rodger (the Lord Rodger of Earlsferry) on 26th June 2011, the study of Roman law has lost one of its most important advocates in the United Kingdom. Though a … Continue reading

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James J Robertson

The Blog is saddened to heear of the death of James J (Jim) Robertson late of the University of Dundee's School of Law. Jim was an affable man who loved the history of Scots law and who made the influence … Continue reading

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A.W.B. (Brian) Simpson

  The Blog was saddened to hear of the death on 10 January, 2011, of Brian Simpson, one of the leading historians of English law. Brian had a brilliant quirky mind and noticed the oddities and strangenesses that explain a … Continue reading

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