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By Wilfrid Rumble

John Austin was once a towering presence in nineteenth-century English jurisprudence. He lived on the centre of the utilitarian move in London throughout the 1820s and 1830s, and have become its best thinker of legislations after Bentham's loss of life (1832). Wilfrid E. Rumble's ebook analyzes Austin's paintings in its historic context, and indicates how a lot of it continues to be doable at the present time -- together with his notion of analytical jurisprudence, his sharp contrast among legislations and morality, and his utilitarian conception of resistance to executive. the result is a richer, extra nuanced portrait of Austin's felony philosophy than his twentieth-century critics have painted. Doing Austin Justice therefore fills a wide hole within the literature approximately this significant determine. it is going to be of considerable curiosity to jurists, historians of political philosophy, and of the 19th century extra as a rule.

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105 The journal expressed the hope that the benchers would do everything possible to secure his services. The hope was realized (Thomas Starkie was appointed to teach the class on equity and the common law). The Legal Examiner and Law Chronicle also reacted very favourably to Austin's appointment. It indicated that his character was familiar to all persons who Austin in the classroom 41 have attended his lectures at the University of London. Modern students of his jurisprudence may be surprised to learn that his industry and laborious research had enabled him to accumulate 'a mass of information' about international law.

That he had something important to say'. In fact, a number of lawyers expressed a very strong interest in his attempt to teach jurisprudence. A good example is the coverage that it received in the Law Magazine, which followed Austin's lectures and tended to be very supportive of them. The first report on them appeared in 1830 and indicated that he had begun his course 'inauspiciously'. His introductory lecture was widely disliked, a fact that did nothing to help enrolment in his course. Nevertheless, the members of his class included a substantial number of'the most talented young men of the day .

697, 773, 820, 463, 714, 665, 678, and 32. H. Hoeflich, Roman and Civil Law and the Development of Anglo-American Jurisprudence in the Nineteenth Century (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1997), p. 22. Autobiography, p. 79. 9. , pp. 15-16. Letter from Sarah Austin to Susan Reeve, 12 April, 1831, in Ross, Three Generations, p. 83. See LJ, p. 10. As quoted by Rupert Cross, 'The Reports of the Criminal Law Commissioners (1833-1849) and the Abortive Bills of 1853', in Reshaping the Criminal Law: Essays, ed.

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