About the Selden Society
The Society was founded in 1887 ‘to encourage study and advance the knowledge of the history of English Law’. It publishes annual volumes of source materials such as law reports, court records and other kinds of professional literature. In each case the text is provided with a translation (where the original is Latin or French) and with full indices and other apparatus. The introductions to these volumes comprise a substantial proportion of the research done in modern times on the history of the common law; and they and the materials themselves are important for social, economic, constitutional, and linguistic historians, and also for students of local and family history. The Society has in fact averaged a little more than a volume a year; and 2010 saw the publication of the 127th volume in the series, the whole of which, as of this writing, remains available in print.
There are now almost 1700 members in some 30 countries, mainly the United Kingdom, the United States and the Commonwealth. These members include, in addition to legal historians, professional and amateur, many distinguished judges and practicing lawyers, together with most of the major university, court and official libraries in the English-speaking world.
For the annual subscription a member receives without further charge the annual volume, the annual report of the Council of the Society and occasional literature, including published lectures. A member is also entitled to concessional rates on other publications.
For further information about the Selden Society and its programs, see below and the Society’s London website.
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE PHILLIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH, K.G.
The Right Honourable Lord Judge, C.J.
Dr Paul Brand, F.B.A..
The Honourable Sir Daryl Dawson, A.C., K.B.E., C.B.
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, C.J.
The Honourable Mr Justice B.H McPherson, C.B.E.
Dr. N.G. Jones
Mr Christopher Wright, (Edwin Coe, 2 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3TH)
Mr Victor Tunkel
(School of Law, Queen Mary, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS)
Professor M.T. Clanchy, F.B.A. Mr P.W.E. Taylor, Q.C.
Mr Christopher Wright
Honorary Secretaries and Treasurers Overseas
Australia: Mr Aladin Rahemtula, Supreme Court Library, Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Canada: Professor Margaret McGlynn, University of Western Ontario, London N6A 5C2
New Zealand: Mr Francis Dawson, Dawson Harford & Partners, 48 Courthouse Lane, Auckland
United States: Professor Charles Donahue Jr (Treasurer), Mr David Warrington (Secretary), Harvard Law
School, Langdell Hall, Cambridge MA 02138
Honorary Correspondents Overseas
A.C.T.: Dr Russell Smith, Australian Institute of Criminology, Griffith 2603
New South Wales: The Hon. Mr Justice Peter Young, Supreme Court, Sydney, 2001
The Hon. L.J. Priestley, Q.C., 53 Martin Place, Sydney 2000
Queensland: The Hon. Mr Justice McPherson, C.B.E., Supreme Court, Brisbane, 4000
Dr Michael W.D. White, Q.C., Centre for Maritime Law, University of Queensland, 4072
South Australia: Professor Wilfrid Prest, Law School, University of Adelaide, 5005
Victoria: The Hon. Sir Daryl Dawson, 63 Gipps Street, East Melbourne 3002
Western Australia: Mr Anthony Dickey, Q.C., Wickham Chambers, 28 The Esplanade, Perth, 6000
Alberta: Professor Louis A. Knafla, Department of History, University of Calgary, T2N 1N4
Manitoba: Professor DeLloyd J. Guth, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg R3T 2N2
Ontario: Mr E. Joel Thompson, 51 Juliana Court, Toronto, M6S 2R3
Quebec: Mr John G. O’Connor, 801 Chemin St-Louis, Quebec, G1S 1C1
United States of America
Arizona: Professor Jonathan Rose, College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, 85287
Arkansas: The Hon. Morris S. Arnold, U.S. Court of Appeals, Little Rock, 72203
California: Professor Daniel Klerman, University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, 90089
Colorado: Dr Thomas F. Cope, 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4100, Denver 80203
District of Columbia: Professor Peter Jaszi, Washington College of Law, American University,
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., 20016
Connecticut: Professor Ruth Wedgwood, Yale Law School, New Haven, 06520
Illinois: Mr David W. Maher, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, 8000 Sears Tower, Chicago, 60606-6404
Iowa: Professor Thomas P. Gallanis, Boyd Law Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242
Kansas: Professor Michael Hoeflich, School of Law, University of Kansas, Laurence, 66045
Louisiana: The Hon. Donald E. Walter, Federal Building, 500 Fannin Street, Shreveport, 71101
Maryland: Professor Oscar S. Gray, School of Law, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 21201
Massachusetts: Professor Daniel R. Coquillette, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, 02138
Michigan: Professor Byron D. Cooper, School of Law, University of Detroit Mercy, 48226
Missouri: Mr Courtney Shands, Jr., One Mercantile Center, 24th Floor, St.Louis, 63101
New Jersey: Professor Stanley N. Katz, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 08544
New York: Mr John D. Gordan III, 1133 Park Avenue, New York, 10128
Professor Paul Hyams, Department of History, Cornell University, Ithaca, 14853
Ohio: Professor Michael D. Gordon, Dept. of History, Denison University, Granville, 43023
Mr Bruce Tyler Wick, 1525 Leader Building, Superior at East 6th, Cleveland, 44114
Oregon: Dean Maurice J. Holland, School of Law, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403
Pennsylvania: Mr Jon F. LaFaver, 120 Carol Street, New Cumberland, 17013
Rhode Island: The Hon. Joseph R. Weisberger, Supreme Court, Providence, 02903
Tennessee: Mr Kevin Steiling, Attorney-General’s Office, PO Box 20207, Nashville, 37202
Texas: Mr Nelson R. Block, Winstead Sechrest & Minnick, 2400 Bank One Center, Houston, 77002
Utah: Professor Thomas Lund, College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 84112
Virginia: Professor W. Hamilton Bryson, School of Law, University of Richmond, 23173
Washington: Mr John A. Gose, 5400 Columbia Seafirst Center, 701 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, 98104
Austria, Germany and Switzerland: Professor Dr Reinhard Zimmermann, Max Planck Institut, Hamburg, D-20148, Germany
Benelux Countries: Professor R.C. Baron van Caenegem, Veurestraat 47, B9051 Afsnee, Belgium
France: Professor Anne Lefebvre-Teillard, Université Paris II, 12 Place du Panthéon, 75231 Paris
Italy: Dr Paola Maffei, University of Siena, 53100
Japan: Dr Takeshi Kido, 4-14-5 Minami-cho, Kichijoji, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
This page last updated 10/04/12.
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