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Professor David Sugarman
Professor of Law. Director of the Centre for Law and Society
Degree: LL.B, LL.M, Diploma in Comparative Legal Studies, S.J.D, F.R.Hist.S.
Responses to Massive Violations of Human Rights (Law 311)
Law and Society, 1750-1950: Culture, Gender and the Visual (Law 215)
Lawyers and Society (Law 264)
Courts, Law and Politics in a Comparative Perspective (Law 307)
International Terrorism and the Law (LLM 215)
International Criminal Law (LLM 236)
Having gained an undergraduate law degree (LLB) at Hull University, he completed graduate work in law at Cambridge University as a William Senior Scholar in Comparative Law (LLM and Diploma in Comparative Legal Studies), and Harvard Law School (LLM), where he was awarded a doctorate (SJD).
He is best known for his contributions to legal history, the legal profession, legal education, corporate law, and international human rights (with particular reference to the national and transnational struggle to prosecute Augusto Pinochet and to the "human rights turn" in Post-Pinochet Chile). He has been a visiting researcher or professor in Canada, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United States as well as the UK, and has held positions in Law, History, and Politics Departments, and in Faculties of Business, Social Science, the Humanities, and Public and International Affairs.
He has authored and edited 18 books (including special issues of law reviews) and over 90 articles and book chapters in academic journals and scholarly collections.
He has contributed to the:
· New Oxford Companion to Law,
· Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History,
· Oxford Reader's Companion to Charles Dickens,
· Blackwell Companion to the Enlightenment.
He has also published articles in a broad range of outlets including:
· The Times,
· The Guardian,
· The Santiago Times (Chile),
· Open Democracy,
· The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA),
· Amnesty International (Chile) and
· El Mostrador (Chile).
His work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
Legal Education: Past, Present and Future. International Journal of the Legal Profession. Vol. 18, Nos. 1 & 2, March & July. Special Issue: Symposium in Honour of William Twining. Co-edited by Avrom Sherr and David Sugarman. (2011) pp.172. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cijl20/16/2-3
The Handbook on European Non-Discrimination Law. (Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Vienna: The European Court of Human Rights and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and Justice, 2011). Co-authored with Dr Mark Butler. pp.151.
The Handbook was published by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights on 21 March 2011, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is the first comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law. European non-discrimination law, as constituted by the European Union non-discrimination directives, and Article 14 of and Protocol 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights, prohibits discrimination across a range of contexts and a range of grounds such as race, ethnicity, colour, nationality, religion or belief, political or other opinion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability and language. The Handbook offers practical guidance to help people with discrimination claims. It covers: the context and background to European non-discrimination law (including the United Nations human rights treaties), discrimination categories and defences, the scope of the law (including who is protected) and the grounds protected. It examines European Union Law and the European Convention on Human Rights as complementary systems, drawing on them interchangeably to the extent that they overlap, while highlighting differences where these exist. It is aimed at legal and allied practitioners at national and European level, including judges, prosecutors, lawyers, law-enforcement officials, and others involved in giving legal advice, such as national human rights institutions, equality bodies and legal advice centres, to whom it will be distributed. It can also be consulted on-line or downloaded on the Handbook launch page. It is already available in English, French and German. Versions will eventually be available in almost all EU languages as well as Croatian. Launching the Handbook at a seminar for judges and legal practitioners at the European Court of Human Rights on 21 March 2011, the Court's President Jean-Paul Costa said: "The Handbook will improve access to justice for victims of discrimination across Europe."
http://www.echr.coe.int/echr/homepage_EN (launch at the European Court of Human Rights).
Legal Services in North West England: the Changing Landscape. (Special Issue of Amicus Curiae - the Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, issue 76). Editor. London: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 2008. pp. 68.
Richard Abel's English Lawyers between Market and the State (special issue of International Jr. of the Legal Profession, volume 11, nos. 1 & 2). Co-edited with Avrom Sherr. London: Taylor & Francis, 2004. pp. 165.
Lawyers and Vampires: Cultural Histories of Lawyers. Co-edited with W. Wesley Pue. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2003. pp. 410. http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781841135199
Directors' Conflicts of Interest: Legal, Socio-Legal and Economic Analysis, co-edited with Mads Adenas. London: Kluwer Law International, 2000. pp.317. http://www.kluwerlaw.com/Catalogue/titleinfo.htm?ProdID=9041198350&name=Developments-in-European-Company-Law-Vol-3-1999%3a-Directors'-Conflicts-of-Interest%3a-Legal%2c-Socio-Legal-and-Economic-Analyses
Property Law, Personhood and Citizenship. A Comparative Social and Cultural History of Property Law and Property Rights. Co-edited with Hannes Siegrist. German translation. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1999. pp. 296.
Law in History: Histories of Law and Society, 2 volumes, New York University Press, (USA); Dartmouth, (England). 1996. Editor. pp. 631 and pp 658. http://www.gowerpub.com/pdf/tis/9781855214033_ROW.pdf
Professional Competition and Professional Power: Lawyers, Accountants and the Social Construction of Markets. London: Routledge, 1995. Co-edited with Yves Dezalay. Foreword by Pierre Bourdieu. pp.283.
A Brief History of The Law Society. London: The Law Society, 1995.
Law and Social Change in England, 1780-1900, Fukosha: Tokyo, 1993. Translated into Japanese by Y Matsurra et al. pp. 320.
Regulating Corporate Groups in Europe. Nomos: European University Institute Series, 1990. Co-edited with Gunther Teubner. pp.551.
Law, Economy and Society, 1750-1914: Essays in the History of English Law. London: Professional Books/Butterworths, 1984. Co-edited with Gerry R Rubin. pp. 650.
Legality, Ideology and the State. London: Academic Press: London, 1983. Editor. pp.304.
INDICATIVE ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
(2012) "Making Respected Gentlemen out of Law Professors. A Commentary on Albert Venn Dicey, Can English Law Be Taught at the Universities (1883)". Isabella Löhr, Matthias Middell, Hannes Siegrist, (eds.), Kultur und Beruf in Europa (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag) pp. 161-168.
(2011) "A Special Relationship? American Influences on English Legal Education, c. 1870-1965." International Journal of the Legal Profession. Special Issue. Symposium in Honour of William Twining, co-edited by Avrom Sherr and David Sugarman. Vol. 18, issues 1 & 2. March-July. pp. 7-57. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09695958.2011.630899 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09695958.2011.630899
(2011) "Editorial". International Journal of the Legal Profession. Special Issue. Symposium in Honour of William Twining, co-edited by Avrom Sherr and David Sugarman. Vol. 18, issues 1 & 2. March-July. pp. 1-2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09695958.2011.630898
(2011) "Texts Contexts and Interpretative Communities: A Comment on Regina Ogorek ". In "Critical Legal Thought: An American-German Debate". 12 German Law Journal, no. 1. Guest editors, Christian Joerges, David M. Trubek and Peer Zumbansen, pp. 58-66.
(2010) "'Great Beyond His Knowing': Morton Horwitz's Influence on Legal Education and Scholarship in England, Canada and Australia". In Transformations in American Legal History -Law, Ideology and Methods. Essays in Honor of Professor Morton J. Horwitz, Volume Two. Daniel W. Hamilton and Alfred L. Brophy (eds). (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press) pp. 504-42 (chap. 30)
(2009) "Beyond Ignorance and Complacency: Robert Stevens' Journey Through Lawyers and the Courts", 16 International Journal of the Legal Profession pp. 7-31. Special issue -the work of Robert Stevens http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g917102234
(2009) "Courts, Human Rights and Transitional Justice. Lessons from Chile" 36/2 Journal of Law and Society pp. 272-281
(2009) "Legge e diritti umani" in La Forza. Atti Del Forum Internazionale. Claudio Bertocchi (ed.). (Proctor: Bologna) pp 147-157.
(2008) "The Arrest of Augusto Pinochet: Ten Years On" Open Democracy, (29 October)www.opendemocracy.net/article/the-arrest-of-augusto-pinochet-ten-years-on,
(2008) "El caso Pinochet: 10 años después", El Mostrador (11 November)www.elmostrador.cl/index.php?/noticias/articulo/el_caso_pinochet_10_anos_despues/
(2008) "Sir James Fitzjames Stephen", The New Oxford Companion to Law. Peter Cane and Joanne Conaghan (eds). Oxford: OUP. Pp. 1128-1129.
(2008) "Lawyers and Legal Services in North West England", Amicus Curiae, issue 76. pp.4-14. In Special Issue of Amicus Curiae on 'Legal Services in North West England: the Changing Landscape', David Sugarman (ed.). http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/10065/2072/1/Amicus76_Sugarman2.pdf
(2008) "Legal Services in North West England: the Changing Landscape". Introduction to Special Issue of Amicus Curiae on 'Legal Services in North West England: the Changing Landscape', David Sugarman (ed.). Amicus Curiae, issue 76 pp. 3-4.http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/10065/1797/1/Amicus76_Sugarman1.pdf
(2008) "Patricia Verdugo. A fearless chronicler of Chilean history, her books and articles brought Pinochet's death squads to task". The Guardian (London). 29 February. p. 40. www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/29/pinochet.chile
(2007) "Precedent in International Law, International Courts and International Tribunals". In Precedent and the Law. Ed: Ewoud Hondius. Louvain, Belgium: Bruylant. pp. 491-506. Co-authored with Michael Likosky.
(2005) "Hart Interviewed: H.L.A. Hart in Conversation with David Sugarman". Journal of Law and Society. Vol. 32, no. 2 June, pp. 267-293. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/118651809/PDFSTARThttp://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/26217/
(2005) "John O'Leary. Working towards justice for Pinochet's victims". The Guardian (London). 20 May. p. 29. http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,1488042,00.html
(2004) "Images of Law. Legal Buildings, 'Englishness' and the Reproduction of Power". In R. Schulze (ed.). Rechtssymbolik und Wertevermittlung. (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2004. pp. 194-225.
(2004) "Will Pinochet ever answer to the people of Chile?". The Times (London). 14 September. Law Section. p.10. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article481309.ece
(2003) "Introduction: Towards a Cultural History of Lawyers", (with W. Wesley Pue) in David Sugarman and W. Wesley Pue (eds.) Lawyers and Vampires: Cultural Histories of Lawyers (Oxford: Hart Publishing) pp. 1-24. Senior author.
(2003) "Legal Profession". The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Joel Mokyr (ed.). (New York: Oxford University Press). Vol. 3. pp. 121-128.
(2002) "From Unimaginable to Possible: Spain, Pinochet and the Judicialization of Power". Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, vol. 3, issue 1, March pp. 107-124 http://abacus.bates.edu/~bframoli/pagina/garzon.pdf
(2002) "The Pinochet Precedent and the 'Garzón Effect': On Catalysts, Contestation and Loose Ends." Amicus Curiae, 42, July/August pp. 9-15
(2002) "Legal History, the Common Law and 'Englishness'". In Legal History in Change. Ed. Kjell A. Modeer. Lund: Olin Foundation for Legal History, 2002. pp. 213-227
(2002) "Resilience of the Judge Who Risked All to Indict Pinochet", The Times (London). 19 February. "Law" Section. pp. 6-7 http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/26228/
(2001) "The Pinochet Case: International Criminal Justice in the Gothic Style?" Modern Law Review 64, pp. 933-944 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1097201
(2001) "Comment: on Lord Justice Potter's article, 'The Ethical Challenges Facing Lawyers in the Twenty-first Century'", Legal Ethics, vol. 4, Part 1 Summer pp. 41-44
(2000) "Reassessing [James Willard] Hurst: A Transatlantic Perspective". Law and History Review, vol. 18, no. 1, (Spring), pp.215-222 www.historycooperative.org/journals/lhr/18.1/sugarman.html
(2000) "Theory in Legal Education" (with Avrom Sherr). In Theory in Legal Education (special Issue of The International Journal of the Legal Profession, Volume 7, No. 3), Avrom Sherr and David Sugarman eds., with a foreword by Prof. Bob Hepple. (London: Taylor & Francis) pp. 165-179
(2000) "Is Company Law Founded on Contract or Public Regulation?: The Law Commissions' Paper on Directors' Duties". In Directors' Conflicts of Interest: Legal, Socio-Legal and Economic Analysis (Mads Andenas and David Sugarman eds.) London: Kluwer Law International, pp. 71-118
(1999) "The Law and Legal Institutions", "The Court of Chancery", "The Inns of Court" and "The Factory Acts", in Paul Schlicke (ed.), The Oxford Reader's Companion to Charles Dickens (Oxford: Oxford University Press) pp. 70, 230-231, 297, 316-322
(1999) "Property Law, Personhood and Citizenship. Towards a Comparative Social and Cultural History of Property Law and Property Rights". Co-authored with Hannes Siegrist. In Hannes Siegrist and David Sugarman (eds.) Property Law, Personhood and Citizenship. A Comparative Social and Cultural History of Property Law and Property Rights. Published in German by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht). pp. 9-30
(1999) "Is Company Law Founded on Contract or Public Regulation?: The Law Commissions' Paper on Company Directors" in David Sugarman (ed.), Special Issue of The Company Lawyer on the Law Commission's Paper on Company Directors: Regulating Conflicts of Interest and Formulating a Statement of Duties. Foreword by Mrs. Justice Arden, vol. 20, no. 6, pp.162-183
(1999) "Richard C.B. Risk - A Tribute", in Essays in Canadian Law, Vol. VIII, In Honor of Richard Risk (Eds. G. Blaine Baker and Jim Phillips, University of Toronto Press) pp. 3-17. (Co-authored with Robert W. Gordon).
(1998) "Reconceptualising Company Law: Reflections on The Law Commissions Consultation Paper on Shareholder Remedies", in B.A.K. Rider (ed.), The Corporate Dimension: Essays on Corporate Law and Practice in Honour of Professor A. J. Boyle. Foreword by Lord Templeman. (Jordans) (April) pp. 179-242
(1997) "In The Spirit of Weber: Law, Modernity and 'the Peculiarities of the English'", in Claes Peterson (ed.)., History and European Private Law: Development of Common Methods and Principles.(The Olin Foundation, Stockholm) pp. 217-262
(1997) "Reconceptualising Company Law: Reflections on The Law Commissions Consultation Paper on Shareholder Remedies", 18 The Company Lawyer, "Special Issue on The Law Commission's Paper on Shareholder Remedies". Editor, David Sugarman. Foreword by Mr Justice Lightman. "Part One" pp. 226-247, and "Part Two" pp. 274-282
(1997) "Safeguarding Land and Celebrating the Landed: the Rise and Role of the Equity of Redemption," in J. W. Harris (ed.), Property Problems: From Genes to Pension Funds (Kluwer Law International: London) pp. 207-224 (senior author, co-authored with R. Warrington)
(1996) "Bourgeois Collectivism, Professional Power and the Boundaries of the State: The Private and Public Life of the Law Society, 1825-1914," International Journal of the Legal Profession 3 pp. 81-135
(1996) "Introduction: Histories of Law and Society" in Law in History: Histories of Law and Society, (David Sugarman, editor) volume I (New York University Press, USA; Dartmouth, England) pp. xi-xxx
(1995) "Who Colonised Whom?: Reflections on the Intersection between Accountants, Lawyers and the Law" in Y. Dezalay and D. Sugarman, (eds.), Professional Competition and Professional Power: Lawyers, Accountants and the Social Construction of Markets, Routledge, pp. 226-240 http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/26231/
(1995) "Land Law, Citizenship and the Invention of 'Englishness': the Strange World of the Equity of Redemption", (senior author, co-authored with R. Warrington) in J. Brewer and S. Staves (eds.), Early Modern Conceptions of Property, Routledge, pp. 111-144
(1994) "Blurred Boundaries: the Overlapping Worlds of Law, Business and Politics" in Maureen Cain and Christine Harrington (eds.), Lawyers in a Postmodern World, (Buckingham: Open University Press) pp. 105-123.
(1993) "Simple Images and Complex Realities: English Lawyers and Their Relationship to Business and Politics, 1750-1950", Law and History Review, 11, Fall, 257-302 www.jstor.org/stable/743616
(1993) "Qui colonise l'autre? Reflexions historiques sur les repports entre le droit, les juristes et les comptables en Grande-Bretagne", in Y. Dezalay, (ed.), Batailles tettitoriales et querelles de cousinage: juristes et compatables europeens sur le marche du droit des affaires, (Paris, Librairie Generale de Droit et de Jurisprudence), 169-182
(1992) "Writing 'Law and Society' Histories", Modern Law Review 55, 292-308 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1096513?&Search=yes&term=David&term=Sugarman&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicResults%3Fhp%3D25%26la%3D%26wc%3Don%26gw%3Djtx%26jcpsi%3D1%26artsi%3D1%26Query%3DDavid%2BSugarman%26sbq%3DDavid%2BSugarman%26si%3D26%26jtxsi%3D26&item=37&ttl=1641&returnArticleService=showArticle
(1992) "The Problem of Broadening English Legal Education From Within", in B. De Witte and C. Forder (eds.), The Common Law of Europe and the Future of Legal Education (Kluwer), 553-566
(1991) "Lawyers and Business in England, 1750-1950" in C. Wilton (ed.), Lawyers and Business (Butterworths) pp. 437-479
(1991) "A Hatred of Disorder: Legal Science, Liberalism and Imperialism", in P. Fitzpatrick (ed.), Dangerous Supplements: Resistance and Renewal in Jurisprudence, (Pluto Press) pp. 34-67 http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/26230/
(1991) "Law and The Enlightenment" in J. Yolton, R. Porter, P. Rogers, and B. M. Stafford (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to The Enlightenment, (Blackwell) 275-277
(1990) "Corporate Groups in Europe: Governance, Industrial Organisation, and Efficiency in a Post-Modern World" in D. Sugarman and G. Teubner (eds.), Regulating Corporate Groups in Europe, (Nomos: European University Institute Series) pp.13-66
(1989) "Texts, Contexts and Interpretative Communities", in C. Joerges and D. M. Trubek (eds.), Critical Legal Thought: An American-German Debate (Nomos) pp. 39-49
(1987) "In the Spirit of Weber: Law, Modernity and 'the Peculiarities of the English'", Institute for Legal Studies Working Paper, Wisconsin University Law School, pp. 86
(1986) "Legal Theory, the Common Law Mind and the Making of the Textbook Tradition" in W. Twining (ed.), Legal Theory and Common Law (Basil Blackwell) pp. 26-62
(1986) "A Legal or a Social History of Crime: What's in a Name?", American Bar Foundation Research Journal, 249-63 http://www.jstor.org/stable/828186?&Search=yes&term=David&term=Sugarman&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DDavid%2BSugarman%26wc%3Don&item=7&ttl=1641&returnArticleService=showArticle
(1985) "Is the Reform of Legal Education Hopeless?" (1985) 48 Modern Law Review 728-38 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1095839?&Search=yes&term=David&term=Sugarman&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DDavid%2BSugarman%26wc%3Don&item=8&ttl=1641&returnArticleService=showArticle
(1984) "Towards a New History of Law and Material Society in England, 1750-1914" in Law, Economy and Society, 1750-1914: Essays in the History of English Law, Professional Books, pp.1-186, (Senior author. Co-authored with G.R. Rubin)
(1983) "The Legal Boundaries of Liberty: Dicey, Liberalism and LegalScience", Modern Law Review, 102-116 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1095762?&Search=yes&term=David&term=Sugarman&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DDavid%2BSugarman%26wc%3Don&item=14&ttl=1641&returnArticleService=showArticle
(1983) "Law, Economy and the State in England, 1750-1914: Some Major Issues" in in D. Sugarman (ed.), Legality, Ideology and the State, Academic Press, 213-266
(1983) "Restrictive Practices in Services Industries - The ABTA Case", The Company Lawyer 120-32
(1982) "Department of Trade Investigations and the Reform of Company Law", 3 The Company Lawyer 264-7
(1982) "Crime, Law and Authority in 19th Century Britain" 1 Middlesex Polytechnic History Journal (Issues 2 and 3), 28-141 (Senior author. Co-authored with J. Palmer and G.R. Rubin)
(1981) "Theory and Practice in Law and History: A Prologue to the Study of the Relationship between Law and Economy from a Socio-Historical Perspective" in Law, State and Society (ed. B. Fryer et al, Croom Helm, 70-106
(1981) "The Companies Act 1980: Insider Dealing" (1981) 2 The Company Lawyer 13-21
(1981) Comment on Recent Changes in Department of Trade Policy on the appointment of Department of Trade Inspectors, 2 The Company Lawyer 78-81
(1980) Comment on the Court of Appeal's decision in Macarthys Ltd v Smith (1979) 3, All. ER 325, 1, The Company Lawyer 203-206
(1980) "Review Essay: M.J. Horwitz, The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860", The British Journal of Law and Society (winter issue) 297-310 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1409666?&Search=yes&term=David&term=Sugarman&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DDavid%2BSugarman%26wc%3Don&item=9&ttl=1641&returnArticleService=showArticle
(1979) "The Regulation of Insider Trading in Britain" in The Regulation of the British Securities Industry, ed. Barry A. K. Rider. (London:Oyez) 51-80
(1977) "'Three in One': Trusts, Licences and Veils", (1977) 93 The Law Quarterly Review 170-176. Co-authored with Frank Webb.
(1975) "The Minority Shareholder", 91 The Law Quarterly Review, 482-487
(1974) "Britain and the European Economic Community" 10 Texas International Law Journal 279-320
(1974) "Seeing Through the Double-Dutch of Corporate Opportunity", (1974) 52 Canadian Bar Review, 280-290
PUBLICATIONS IN PRESS
(2012) "In His Own Voice: H.L.A. Hart in Conversation with David Sugarman". Online blog for Oxford University Press to accompany the publication of the online audio interview, "Hart Interviewed: H.L.A. Hart in Conversation with David Sugarman" and H.L.A. Hart, The Concept of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press. Third edition, November 2012).
(2012) "Brian Simpson's Approach to Legal Scholarship and the Significance of Reflections on The Concept of Law". Vol. 3 issue 3 Transnational Legal Theory (Oxford: Hart Publishing).
PUBLICATIONS FORTHCOMING INCLUDE:
(2013) Incomplete Justice: Prosecuting Pinochet in Chile;
(2013) Pursuing Pinochet. A Global Quest for Justice A comprehensive account of the transnational struggle to prosecute Pinochet in Argentina, Belgium, Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the USA, and its consequences.
COLLABORATION WITH RESEARCH USERS
He has published popular articles on the domestic and transnational struggles to bring Augusto Pinochet to justice, the Pinochet precedent, and the Pinochet-era human rights trials in Chile, in a broad range of outlets including The Times, The Guardian, the Santiago Times, Open Democracy, the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), Amnesty International (Chile), El Mostrador (Chile), and has acted as a consultant to and occasionally appeared on a wide range of documentary and television and radio programmes addressing these topics including CNN, Channel Four News, BBC News 24, BBC World Service and Austrian Public Radio. He has also been quoted in newspaper and Web-based media including: The Observer; the Independent; the Santiago Times (Chile); the Belfast Telegraph; and the Malaysia News.
He has briefed, and continues to brief, non-governmental organisations and government departments on international human rights issues. For example, he visited Chile in May 2008 to observe and assess the work of the recently established Criminal Public Defenders (Defensoria Penal Publica) at the invitation ofthe Defensoria and the British Council (Chile). For press coverage see articles in Cavancha (6 May), La Estrella (8 May) and Denfensoria press statements:
He has been consulted on the history of English law and legal institutions by English Heritage, BBC TV - Timewatch, the documentary film, "Scandalous Women" and "Who Do You Think You Are?" - and he has appeared on the BBC Radio Four Series, "Major Victorian legislation, and how it changed British society." He was involved in the making of the second series of "Voices from the Old Bailey" (July-August 2011), examing how far the law gave everyone a fair trial, from the lowest in society to the highest:
His scholarship, and an expert opinion he wrote for the Law Society, were referred to and formed part of the arguments addressed to the High Court and Court of Appeal in Prudential PLC v Special Commissioner of Income Tax (14-15 July 2010). The case, which concerns the efficacy and scope of legal professional privilege (LPP), will be heard by the Supreme Court during 2012.
Other consultancy includes research commisssioned by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) entitled The Burden of Proof in Personal Injury Cases in Western Europe and in European Union Law: A Legal and Socio-Legal Analysis (2001, approx. 60,000 words).
Member, Research Group,Women's Rights and Gender Equality - since 2011. This group of international scholars, led by Prof. Sylvia Walby (Lancaster), won the right to bid as a preferred contractor for research funds from the European Union Parliament Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committee.The group was subsequently successfully in its bid to undertake a specific European Parliament project on "Gender Quotas in Management Boards" (Feb. 2012), to which Prof. Sugarman contributed, and which isposted on the European Parliament web-site: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/fr/studies.html#studies
Core Member, "Dynamics of Memories" Research Group. This international and interdisciplinary group investigates the politics of memory. Funding has been awarded by the Institute of Advanced Studies, Lancaster University,the European Science Foundation and the AHRC.A Colloquium on "Memory and Justice" was organised at Lancaster University in 2009. See, further, http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/groups/dynamicsofmemories/
Co-Director, "Conceptualising the contemporary 'professions': interdisciplinary debates". An Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded Research Seminar Programme, bringing together scholars, practitioners, regulators and consumer representatives from Britain and abroad. Bid for funding prepared with colleagues in Lancaster's Geography Department, Leeds University Business School, the Geography Department of the University of Nottingham, and the Cass Business School of City University. 2009-10. For further details, please see: http://www.contemporaryprofessions.com/
Co-Director, The Lancaster Professions Network. This Network is designed to bring together academics from across the university interested in, broadly defined, the professions. The new network has two substantive aims: To bring Lancaster academics together to share expertise and ideas; and to generate interactions between Lancaster academics and practitioners. Members of the network are drawn from across the University. 2008- . See, further, http://www.lancs.ac.uk/professions/
He has delivered over 270 invited lectures in 20 countries, many as key note or plenary speaker.
Recent and forthcoming keynote and plenary lectures include:
"Courts, Human Rights and Transitional Justice. Lessons from Chile", the École Normale Supérieure, 1 April 2008;
"Educación de la profesión jurídica: tendencias globales y su relación con la Defensa Penal Pública", Universidad de Talca (Santiago campus), Santiago de Chile, 7 May 2008;
"A Battleground of Memory and Justice. Chile since the 1973 Coup", Symposium: 'Coming to terms with Europe's traumatic pasts - an international comparison', the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, Vienna, 26 June 2008;
"Unspeakable Truths. Hatred and Justice in Chile since the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990)", City of Lancaster Annual Holocaust Day Lecture, The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, 29 January 2009 (this lecture was supported by Lancaster City Council, the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) and Amnesty International (Lancaster);
"A Battleground of Memory and Justice. Chile since the 1973 Coup", War Crimes Conference, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 21 February 2009;
"The Human Rights Turn in 'Post-Pinochet' Chile", International Forum Conference, Bologna, 6 March 2009;
"Back to the '70s: The Revolution in Legal Scholarship and Education Revisited", Society of Legal Scholars Centennial Conference, Keele University, 8 September 2009;
"Revolting Law - Revolting Law Teachers? The Struggle to Render Law a Subject Fit for University Education". Inaugural Lecture Marking the Official Opening of the Center for Legal History, Exeter University, UK. 23 June 2010;
"A Special Relationship? The Reciprocal Interplay between English and American Legal Scholarship and Education, c. 1950-1990." Plenary Lecture. Legal Education and Scholarship: Past, Present and Future. Conference in Honour of William Twining. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 20 October 2010;
"The Law Lords, Amnesty International and the Pinochet Case: What Happened and Why?". The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London and The Centre for Law and Society, Lancaster University in association with The British Institute of International and Comparative Law; The Centre for Contemporary British History @ Kings College, London; The Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London; The Legal History Section of the Society of Legal Scholars and SOLON. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 25 November 2010.
"Amnesty International: Past, Present and Future". A Public Lecture reflecting onAmnesty Internationals 50thBirthday". The Dukes Theatre and Cinema, Lancaster, 24 May 2011. Co-organised with Amnesty International.
"A.W.B. Simpson in Context: The Life of Brian". Plenary Lecture. British Legal History Conference, University of Cambridge, 15 July 2011.
"A Collision between Law and Politics. The Pinochet Case, 1998-2000". Lecture. Centre for Contemporary British History. King's College, London. 9 May 2012.
"A.W.B. Simpson in Context: The Life of Brian". Lecture. Legal Biography Group, Law School, London School of Economics, 22 May 2012.
"Making Respected Gentlemen out of Law Professors". Plenary Lecture. Conference, "Kultur und Beruf in Europe". Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas an der Universität Leipzig, 28 June 2012.
"Prosecuting Dictators and Prime Ministers for Human Rights Crimes: from Nuremburg to Pinochet to Blair". Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Lancaster Girls Grammar School Extra-Curriculum Talk. Lancaster Royal Grammar School. 10 December 2012.
Other recent lectures include:
"The Influence of Morton Horwitz in the English-Speaking World Beyond the USA", A Conference in Honor of Professor Morton Horwitz, Harvard Law School, 27 September, 2008;
"The prospects for prosecutions of leaders who commit genocide and other international crimes ten years after the Pinochet case." Universal Jurisdiction for International Crimes. Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs), London, 9 October 2008;
"The Struggle to Address the Human Rights Crimes of the Pinochet Dictatorship". Conference, "The Pinochet Case and its Consequences, Ten Years On." A collaboration between the British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London; Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London; JUSTICE (the British Section of the International Commission of Jurists); and the Center for Law and Society, Lancaster University. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 11 November 2008.
"The Human Rights Turn in 'Post-Pinochet' Chile", Workshop on Memory and Justice, Lancaster University, 15 May 2009;
Contributor, Lawyers, Courts, Judges and Law School: A celebration of Robert Stevens' Scholarship, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 9 June 2009;
"Problematizing Virtue. Reflections on International Human Rights Activism", ESRC Ethics Workshop, 'Research Ethics as Practice at the Global Crossroads', Lancaster University, 22 June 2009;
"The Human Rights Turn in 'Post-Pinochet' Chile", Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) International Conference - "Taking Stock of Transitional Justice", University of Oxford, 27 June 2009;
"The Language and Politics of 'Denial': Knowing About and Confronting Human Rights Atrocities in Austria and Chile", Faculty Lecture Series, Boston University Law School, USA, 18 March 2010;
"The Globalization of Legal Education", Harvard Law School, USA. 29 March 2010;
England's Twentieth Century Ancien Regime. The Belated Modernisation of Legal Education, Legal Scholarship and Legal Culture", Legal History Workshop, Harvard Law School, USA, 12 April 2010;
"The Reception of Chilean Academic Refugees, and Chilean Culture, in the UK, following the Pinochet Coup of 1973,"Conference on the World University Service Programme for Chilean refugee scholars (1973-1985), within the broader context of the Chilean and allied refugee experience in the UK, Warwick University, 23 May 2010;
"Legal Education and Legal Critics in England". International Conference, 'Legal Education and Legal Critics'. ENS (École normale supérieure), département de sciences sociales de l'ENS, Paris, 11 June 2010;
"Law in Context. Past, Present and Future", Conference on 'Law in Context', Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, 7 July 2010;
"'A Hatred of Disorder'. Liberty and Legal Science in England since 1850". The Geneology of Liberty. Conference in Honour of Quentin Skinner. Institute of Advanced Study, Lancaster University, 11 November 2010.
"Reflecting on Simpson's Reflections." Workshop - "Reflections on Reflections: A.W.B. Simpson on H.L.A. Hart", University of Nottingham Law School, 10 February 2012.
"A.W.B. Simpson in Context: The Life of Brian". Annual Meeting of the American Society of Legal History. St Louis. 10 November 2012.
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP:
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law(Canada) -September-October 2002.
Awarded the Lancaster University Teaching Prize (2007) in recognition of his innovative curriculum design with respect to "Responses to Massive Violations of Human Rights" and the way that he inspired student learning.
Potential Doctoral Proposals
I welcome postgraduate and doctoral applications from students in the areas of:
· Responses to massive violations of human rights.
· Universal jurisdiction, especially with respect to senior state officials.
· The domestic and transnational struggle to bring General Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator, to justice, its impact and larger significance.
· Human rights struggles in Latin America, notably, Chile and Argentina.
· Transitional justice.
· Law and globalization.
· Law and society in England since 1780.
· Lawyers and Society.
· Visual images of law and lawyers.
· Law and politics.
· Legal education.
· Law and literature.
Current and recently completed PhD and Post-Doctoral Students include:
He has been awarded research and allied funding from the following sources:
· The Arts and Humanities Research Council.
· The American Council for Learned Societies.
· The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
· The British Academy.
· The British Council (Chile).
· The Council of Europe.
· The Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University, USA.
· The European Agency for Fundamental Rights.
· The European Court of Human Rights.
· The European Science Foundation (HERA).
· The European Union, Grotius Programme.
· The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Studies, London University.
· Lancaster University, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Institute of Advanced Studies.
· The Law Society.
· The Law and Society Association.
· The Leverhulme Trust.
· The Nuffield Foundation.
· The Program in Law and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA.
· The Republic of Chile, Ministry of Justice, Denfensoria Pública.
· The Society of Public Teachers of Law.
· The Socio-Legal Studies Association.
· The Twenty-Seven Foundation (Institute of Historical Research, London University).
Eprints Publications Repository and Bibliographic Database
David Sugarman has 116 selected publication records listed on this webpage. Use links to access abstracts and full text where available. View all records to sort by date, type and title. For all ePrints records go to http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk
Sugarman, David (2009) Beyond ignorance and complacency : Robert Stevens' journey through lawyers and the courts. International Journal of the Legal Profession, 16 (1). pp. 7-31. ISSN 0969-5958
Sugarman, David (2009) Courts, human rights and tranitional justice : lessons from Chile. Journal of Law and Society, 36 (2). pp. 272-281. ISSN 1467-6478
Sugarman, David (2005) “Hart Interviewed: H.L.A. Hart in Conversation with David Sugarman”. Journal of Law and Society, 32 (2). pp. 267-293. ISSN 1467-6478
Sugarman, David (2004) Images of Law. Legal Buildings, 'Englishness' and the Reproduction of Power. In: Rechtssymbolik und Wertevermittlung. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin. ISBN 3-428-11235-0
Sugarman, David (2002) From Unimaginable to Possible: Spain, Pinochet and the Judicialization of Power. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 3 (1). pp. 107-124. ISSN 1469-9818
Sugarman, David (2000) Is company law founded on contract or public regulation? the law commissions: paper on directors' duties. In: Directors' conflicts of interest : legal, socio-legal and economic analysis. Developments in European company law (Volume). Kluwer Law International, London, pp. 71-118. ISBN 9041198350
Sugarman, David (1996) Bourgeois collectivism, professional power and the boundaries of the state : the private and public life of the Law Society, 1825-1914. International Journal of the Legal Profession, 3 (1-2). pp. 81-135. ISSN 0969-5958
Sugarman, David and Teubner, Gunther (1990) Regulating corporate groups in Europe. European University Institute Studies . Normos.
Sugarman, David (1986) Legal theory, the common law mind and the making of the textbook tradition. In: Legal theory and common law. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 26-62. ISBN 0631144773
Sugarman, David and Rubin, G. R. (1984) Towards a new history of law and material society in England, 1750-1914. In: Law, economy and society, 1750-1914 : essays in the history of English law. Professional Books, Abingdon, pp. 1-186. ISBN 0862050855
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