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Midday Seminar: Blackstone's View of the Common Law

Oct 21, 2016 12:00PM to 01:20PM

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Restricted to Princeton graduate students, faculty, and fellows
Speaker(s): 
Wilfrid Prest, Emeritus Professor of History and of Law, University of Adelaide, Australia; LAPA Fellow 2001-2002

RSVP REQUIRED.

Professor Prest will be discussing 'Blackstone's View of the Common Law' - this is based on [his] multiple re-readings of the Commentaries in the course of the editorial process. It emphasizes the extent to which Blackstone was presenting a critical, reformist slant on the legal and political institutions of his time, entirely contrary to Bentham's caricature of 'everything-is-as-it-should-be Blackstone'.

http://lapa.princeton.edu/content/blackstones-view-common-law