School of Law

Cotterrell Lectures in Sociological Jurisprudence

Professor Brian Tamanaha delivering the Inaugural Cotterrell Lecture in 2015
Professor Brian Tamanaha delivering the Inaugural Cotterrell Lecture in 2015

The Cotterrell Lectures in Sociological Jurisprudence are named in honour of Professor Roger Cotterrell. ‘Sociological jurisprudence’ is understood broadly, as encompassing any theoretical aspect of socio-legal studies, any serious effort to relate jurisprudence and legal theory to changing social and historical conditions, or any topic linking law and social theory.

The Cotterrell Lectures were founded and are convened by Professor Maksymilian Del Mar.

Upcoming lectures

Past lectures

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About Professor Roger Cotterrell

Roger Cotterrell studied law and sociology at the University of London and taught at Leicester University before joining the Queen Mary faculty where he has been Anniversary Professor of Legal Theory since 2005. He was Acting Head and Head of the College's Department of Law between 1989 and 1991, Dean of the Faculty of Laws from 1993 to 1996 and Professor of Legal Theory from 1990 to 2005. He was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005 and of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2014. In 2013 he was awarded the Socio-Legal Studies Association life-time achievement award for contributions to the socio-legal community.

More information about Professor Cotterrell, including publications and research can be found on his staff profile.