David Feldman (lawyer)

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David Feldman is the Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge, as well as the author and editor of several books on British law. He was formerly the Acting Director of the Centre of Public Law and was Chairman of the Faculty of Law from 2006 to 2009. From 2002 to 2011 he was a Judge on the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving as Vice-President of that court.

He is an Honorary Bencher at Lincoln's Inn and an Academic Associate at the Chambers of 39 Essex Street.

Professor Feldman completed his BCL and MA at Exeter College, Oxford before becoming a lecturer in Law there from 1976-89. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University in 1989 before taking up the Barber Professorship of Jurisprudence at the University of Birmingham (1992-2000). He remained a professor of law at Birmingham until 2004 while acting as a legal adviser to the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Human Rights. In 2004 he was appointed as Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge.


  • English Public Law (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 2004)
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights in England and Wales 2nd ed (Oxford University Press, 2002)
  • The Cambridge Urban History of Britain (with several others) (Cambridge University Press, 2001)
  • Criminal Confiscation Orders - The New Law (Butterworths, 1988)
  • The Law Relating to Entry, Search and Seizure (Butterworths, 1986)

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