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Rose to research, lecture in England

June 12, 2009


Professor Jonathan Rose of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law will spend part of the summer in England, as a visiting faculty member at the University of Cambridge, and presenting a paper at an English legal history conference at the University of Exeter.

Rose will be a visitor on the Faculty of Law at Cambridge, where he is a Life Member of its Clare Hall, from June 6-July 7. Clare Hall, a college for advanced study that welcomes distinguished senior scholarly visitors and graduate students from all over the world, elects life members who are invited back to extend their studies and research.

While at Cambridge, Rose will continue his research of medieval and early modern English legal history, focusing on the history and regulation of the legal profession and the operation of the medieval legal system.

On July 7, Rose will attend the annual general meeting of the Selden Society, the only learned society and publisher devoted entirely to English legal history, in the Old Hall at Lincoln’s Inn in London. He then will present his paper, “Maintenance in Later Medieval England: Public Complaint, Social Practice, and Judicial Development of the Law,” at the biennial British Legal History Conference hosted by the University of Exeter on July 8-11.

After spending most of his career focusing on antitrust, regulation and legal ethics, Rose changed direction, and his primary scholarly interests now involve medieval and early modern English legal history. He has written on early defamation law, medieval prisons, and the historiography of legal history. Rose, who joined the faculty in 1968 and was an Associate Dean from 1987-90, teaches Legal History, Antitrust, Contracts and Legal Ethics, and has received numerous teaching awards. He also is a Faculty Affiliate of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at ASU. He is the author of numerous articles on legal history, antitrust, economic and occupational regulation, and legal ethics.