Globalisation and Legal Scholarship

William Twining, University College London

Date: 
Thu, 02/10/2011
Location: 
Noon, 015 Robertson Hall

RSVP required – please e-mail Judi Rivkin (jrivkin@princeton.edu) if interested.

William Twining is a leading figure in British legal education. He has been Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Khartoum (1958-1961), Senior Lecturer in Law at University College, Dar-es-Salaam (1961-1965), Professor of Jurisprudence at the Queen's University, Belfast (1965-1972) and Professor of Law at the University of Warwick (1972-1982). From 1983-1996 he was the Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London, where he now serves as Research Professor. Professor Twining is Karl Llewellyn's biographer and the author of many books and articles on the law of evidence and on globalization and the law, and has become involved in work relating to human rights, criminal justice and preservation of legal records. He has been a consultant in Hong Kong, India, Tanzania and Uganda. In 1997, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Twining has taught on the Miami faculty for over twenty years, in the areas of legal process, analysis of evidence, globalization, and legal theory.