Four Courts Press 
New Catalogue
July 2005
55/45/$55 hbk

Adventures of the law: papers delivered at the British & Irish Legal History Conference 2003


This selection of 18 papers presented at the conference held in Dublin in July 2003 in the biennial British Legal History series, demonstrates the vibrant character of today's research into legal history and confirms its world-wide appeal. Papers included examine aspects of the legal history of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England but also the legal history from rather further afield, including continental Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands), America and the Antipodes (Australia and New Zealand). The migration of legal institutions and doctrines provides a unifying theme for many of the contributions.

Contributors include: Norma Dawson (QUB), Julie Evans (U Melbourne), Richard Ireland (U Wales), Frederick Pedersa (U Aberdeen), Thomas Krause (Christian-Albrechts-U, Kiel), Richard Whiting (U Leeds), Peter Spiller (U Waikato), Dan Klerman (U South California), David Williams (U Auckland), Paul Brand (All Souls College, Oxford), Colum Kenny (DCU), Russell K. Osgood (Grinnell College), Kevin Costello (UCD), Roger Groot (Washington & Lee U), David Stellar (U Edinburgh), Joshua Getzler (St Hugh's College, Oxford), C.H. van Rhee (Maastricht), Dafydd Jenkins (Aberystwyth).

Other titles in the Irish Legal History Society series include:

A.R. Hart, A history of the king's serjeants at law in Ireland: honour rather than advantage?

Éanna Hickey, Irish law and lawyers in modern folk tradition

Desmond Greer & Norma Dawson (eds), Mysteries and solutions in Irish legal history

Desmond Greer & James W. Nicolson, The Factory Acts in Ireland, 1802-1914

Colum Kenny, King's Inns and the battle of the books, 1972

Mary Kotsonouris, The winding up of the Dáil Courts, 1922-5

Wigs and guns: Irish barristers and the Great War (November 2005)

A Star Chamber court in Ireland: the Court of Castle Chamber, 1571-1641 (November 2005)

Paul Brand is a senior research fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Kevin Costello and W.N. Osborough teach law in UCD.

256pp July 2005