Pioneers, Consolidators and Iconoclasts: The Story of Tort Scholarship

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James Goudkamp

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Donal Nolan

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 6, 2019

Abstract

Common law scholarship is overwhelmingly focused on judicial decisions, with the result that the writings of even highly influential legal scholars have, by comparison, rarely been the subjects of scrutiny in their own right. This represents a serious gap in our understanding of the common law and its development. The purpose of the current volume is to begin the process of redressing this imbalance, by considering the role played by leading scholars of tort law from across the common law world in the development of the subject. The focus of the contributions is on the nature of the work produced by each of the scholars in question, important influences on them and the influence which they in turn had on thinking about tort law.

Keywords: tort; tort theory; scholarship

JEL Classification: K13

Suggested Citation

Goudkamp, James and Nolan, Donal, Pioneers, Consolidators and Iconoclasts: The Story of Tort Scholarship (September 6, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3449247 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3449247

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Donal Nolan

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Oxford, OX1 3UL
United Kingdom

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