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 an imortant event to commemorate this great man. Readers of the Blog are encouraged to think of attending. The Legal History at Glasgow website states:

Alan Rodger, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, wrote on legal history and Roman law for more than forty years. He was a student of David Daube at the University of Oxford, and remained an active and engaged scholar even as he pursued a career as an advocate and in government, eventually serving as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

There will be presentations on the Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, as well as a reception and dinner on the Friday evening.  The conference is being organised by Ernest Metzger, Douglas Professor of Civil Law in the University of Glasgow, and David Johnston QC, Axiom Advocates, Edinburgh.

We will keep you informed of arrangements: please send a note to if you are considering attending. In due course those who wish to attend the conference, with or without the reception and dinner, will be able to register from this site.

The speakers will include

Tiziana J. Chiusi
Professor of Civil Law, Roman Law and Comparative Law, University of Saarland

Michael Crawford FBA
Emeritus Professor, History, University College London

Robin Evans-Jones
Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Aberdeen

Joshua S. Getzler
Professor of Law and Legal History, University of Oxford

Kenneth Reid CBE, FBA, FRSE
Professor of Scots Law, University of Edinburgh

John Richardson FRSE
Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Edinburgh

Boudewijn Sirks
Regius Professor of Civil Law, University of Oxford

Tributes and Bibliography
A list of tributes to Alan Rodger, with a bibliography of his works, may be found at