William Warwick Buckland

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William Warwick Buckland, M.A., LL.D. (11 June 1859 - 16 January 1946) was a scholar of Roman law, Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Cambridge from 1914 to 1945.

Life[edit]

William Warwick Buckland was educated in France, at Hurstpierpoint College and the Crystal Palace School of Engineering. He entered Caius College, Cambridge, in 1881, graduating in 1884 with a first in the Law Tripos.[1] Elected a Fellow of Caius, he remained a Cambridge academic for the remainder of his life. In 1920 he became a Fellow of the British Academy. He received honorary degrees from the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh (1922),[2] Harvard (1929),[3] Lyon, Louvain and Paris. Among his best-known works on Roman Law is A Textbook of Roman Law from Augustus to Justinian, which became a standard text.[4]

He is buried at the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge.

Works[edit]

  • The Roman Law of Slavery: The Conditions of the Slave in Private Law from Augustus to Justinian (Cambridge: University Press, 1908)
  • Equity in Roman Law: Lectures Delivered in the University of London, at the Request of the Faculty of Laws (London: University of London Press, 1911)
  • Elementary Principles of Roman Private Law (Cambridge: University Press, 1912)
  • A Textbook of Roman Law from Augustus to Justinian (Cambridge: University Press, 1921)
  • A Manual of Roman Private Law (Cambridge: University Press, 1925)
  • The Main Institutions of Roman Private Law (Cambridge: University Press, 1931)
  • Roman Law and Common Law: A Comparison in Outline (Cambridge: University Press, 1936) (with the collaboration of Arnold D. McNair)[5]
  • Studies in the Glossators of the Roman Law: Newly Discovered Writings of the Twelfth Century (Cambridge: University Press, 1938) (edited and explained by Hermann F. Kantorowicz with the collaboration of W.W. Buckland)
  • Some Reflections on Jurisprudence (Cambridge: University Press, 1945)

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