St Hughs College Oxford History Essay Competition 2013

St Hugh’s College

Founded in 1886, St Hugh’s is now one of the largest colleges in Oxford. The College was established to offer an Oxford education to women, and it retains a strong sense of its radical tradition and of the importance of opening Oxford up to all who would do well here. St Hugh’s now accepts men and women, and welcomes students from every country and any kind of background.

St Hugh’s has a beautiful setting just to the north of the city centre, with Edwardian buildings and some of the largest college grounds. The College is known as the ‘island site’ because of its tranquil gardens, and it is a restful place to live and work.

Studying History at St Hugh’s College

St Hugh’s College admits about 11 undergraduates a year to read single Honours History; and a further two or three (in varying combinations) for the Joint Honours Schools of Ancient and Modern History, History and English, History and Modern Languages, and History and Politics.

What we are looking for is the ability to think imaginatively, a willingness to argue, a real interest in ideas, and a commitment to the subject. We have no preference for particular subjects at A-level, International Baccalaureate or Pre-U. Most candidates will usually have been studying History, but even this is not essential. However, languages (both modern and classical), English Literature, and Economics have, in their different ways, proved useful preparations for the course. We welcome both pre- and post- qualification applications; and we generally admit a few people each year from Scotland, Ireland, and further afield.

St Hugh’s provides excellent facilities for studying History: the library has unusually large and up-to-date holdings in all periods (one of the tutors is Library Fellow), and there is an active, sometimes rumbustious History Society. We encourage our undergraduates to travel in vacations. We participate in the History Faculty’s exchange programme with Princeton University, so most years one of our second year historians spends a semester at Princeton. In recent years several of our historians have gone on to undertake research in History and related fields; others have got jobs in journalism, television, law, teaching, the Foreign Office, the UN, the City, Brussels, management and management consultancy, publishing, etc. The world has proved to be their oyster, with historical training at St Hugh’s providing them with the essential bit of grit.

More information about studying History at St Hugh’s College is available on our course and admissions pages.









St Hugh’s provides excellent facilities for studying History: the library has unusually large and up-to-date Since the establishment of the essay competition in 1994, 50 school students have been given prizes; many of these people went on to study History at Oxford and St Hugh’s. The names of the winners and their essay titles can be seen below.

The winners in 2017 were:

Ned Ashcroft, in the Lower Sixth of St Paul’s School, for his essay entitled ‘What was the significance of the British Radical Movement of the 1790s?’; Jessica Curry, in the Upper Sixth of St Columba’s Senior School, Kilmacolm, for her essay entitled ‘The playboy who brought down the Republic? An assessment of the importance of Clodius Pulcher in the fall of the Roman Republic’; and Felix Stocker, in the Lower Sixth of Eton College, for his essay entitled ‘To what extent did the Carolingian Renaissance innovate beyond Classical culture?’

YearAwardNameTitle of Essay
2017WinnerNed AshcroftWhat was the Significance of the British Radical Movement of the 1790s?
2017WinnerJessica CurryThe Playboy that brought down a Republic? An assessment of the importance of Clodius Pulcher in the fall of the Roman Republic.
2017WinnerFelix StockerTo what extent did the Carolingian Renaissance innovate beyond existing Classical culture?
2016Runner UpSamuel KillcrossCults, cuts and controversies: An essay on the relationship between State and Cinema in Russia from 1896-2014, with particular reference to the analogous connection between Eisenstein and Tarkovsky- how far did the State exert power over film?
2016WinnerOscar BakerTo what extent do the longer-term origins of the American Revolution actually lie in constitutional incompatibility and uncertainty, as opposed to ideological and intellectual principles?
2015WinnerJoshua Kimblin“A king in all but name”: To what extent is this an accurate reflection of the nature of Cosimo de’Medici’s power over Florence between 1434 and 1464?
2015Runner UpMia BellouereTo what extent have historians settled the debate about the significance of the Englightenment in the origins of the French Revolution?
2014WinnerCecilia Murray-BrownHow has the British Monarchy survived “one of the most spectacular political landslides in history”?
2014Runner UpLily SpicerHow significant was Prince Albert’s contribution to the success of the Great Exhibition in 1851?
2014WinnerJoshua SticklandWas the fall of the Romanov Dynasty inevitable?
2013Year 13 WinnerTony HanWas Papal Reform a revolutionary movement?
2013Year 12 WinnerMatthew ReesHas the significance of the 1945-51 Labour governments been exaggerated?
2012Year 13 WinnerAlicia MavorWas Magna Carta a bitter indictment of the (mis-) rule of King John?
2012Year 12 WinnerRosie StonorThe crusading legacy: “a splendid paradox of belligerence in the cause of peace”.
2011WinnerJean-Andre PragerThe Religious, Political, and Social Accommodation and Appropriation of Darwinism.
2011Runner UpEmily BrewerTo what extent did Heinrich Kraemer’s Malleus have an impact on the European Witch-Hunts 1485-1650?
2011Runner UpWilliam PerryDid the concept of English Liberty Depend on Perceptions of the French? 1688-1763
2011Runner UpNicholas WrightAccount for the demise of the Western Roman Empire.
2010WinnerNicholas DixonFrom Georgian to Victorian: A Radical Transition?
2010Runner UpOlivia Elder“The events between September 1658 and May 1660, when Charles II returned to London as King, have often been treated as a confused epilogue in which all hurried towards the Stuarts’ inevitable restoration” (Toby Barnard). To what extent should the period be regarded in this way?
2010Runner UpRobert WilsonAlaric was defeated in his campaign of AD 401. Why, therefore, did he come to sack Rome in 410?
2009WinnerEmily PartonHow far was the Risorgimento movement led by a desire to create cultural unity?
2009Runner UpJessica AnandHow far did the Laudian religious changes of 1629-1640 amount to a radical reform of the Church of England?
2008Year 13 WinnerHannah BostonHow does the document DE 2638/3/2 contribute to the understanding of the Earls of Chester and land tenure in post-Conquest England?
2008Year 12 WinnerTom Seaward
2007Year 13 WinnerThomas MeakinTo what extent did Italian Facism represent a triumph of style over substance?
2007Year 12 WinnerHannah BostonWhat does this thirteenth century gift of land reveal about its contemporary society?
2006Year 12 WinnerMarius OstrowskiIs medieval history the history of the church?
2006Year 13 WinnerBeatrice RamsayCatholic Christianity before England’s break with Rome was flourishing (Haigh).  How far does evidence from Norfolk support this claim and how does this help explain their response to the Reformation?
2005WinnerDouglas JamesWhy did so many in the Christian West answer Pope Urban II’s appeal for crusade following the Council of Clermont in 1095?
2005Runner UpNicholas EvansLenin’s Populism
2005Runner UpNoor NanjiTo what extent has Richard III been unfairly maligned by historians?
2004Year 13 WinnerHoward AmosTo what extent were the proposals laid out in Spenser’s colonial blueprint.  ‘A view of the present state of Ireland’, reflected in English policy in that country from the suppression of Tyrone to the establishment of the Ulster plantations
2004Year 12 WinnerFlorence Sutcliffe-BraithwaiteWhat  evidence is there that England was still a catholic nation in 1547
2003WinnerJoshua ShottonDoes the Exclusion Crisis, 1678-81, show the Earl of Shaftesbury to have been a man of principle.
2003Runner UpAaron GrahamFor Commonwealth or Conscience: Why did Cromwell readmit the Jews to England
2002WinnerOlivia GrantHow important were the press to the desacralisation  of the French Monarchy
2002Runner UpRichard EschwegeWhat did Iustitia mean to Gregory VII?
2001WinnerFrancis MurphyWas ‘Science the main enemy of Religion’ in the Nineteenth Century?
2001Runner UpBen SelbyWhy did Charlemagne accept the imperial title?
2000WinnerJenny BryceWhy did America enact the 18th Amendment in the face of historical evidence that suggested it was doomed to failure
2000Year 12 WinnerEmil Bielski3rd May Constitution of Poland 1791.  A reaction to the enlightenment of an exercise in self-preservation
1999WinnerCressida TrewHow far does the historiography of the Holocaust in Poland reflect the nature of the Holocaust in History as a problem of national and historical identity
1999Josephine TuckerHow far did Luther’s theology mark a clear and radical break from mediaeval tradition.
1999Andrew ShaplandHow European was the Renaissance?
1998Winner (First)Jayne RosefieldWagner was both cause and effeto of the repulsive process which ended in the apogee and apotheosis of human bestiality and degradation, Hitler and the Nazis – Leonard Woolf.  To what extent is this true
1998Winner (Second)Edwina RushworthWas it because he was “a tyrant” that James II lost the support of his people so quickly after 1685, and then his throne in 1688?
1998Year 12 WinnerReza DadbakhshIt was inevitable that the papal reform programme of the late eleventh century would lead to a conflict between Henry IV and Gregory VII.  Discuss this statement
1997Criseyda CoxWhy was Leviathan considered ‘a most poisonous piece of atheism’?
1997Rebecca Welsford“How important was the concept of blood guilt in the trial and execution of Charles I?”
1996Raphael Mokades/MohadesHow far did the Boer War change the direction of British Domestic Politics, 1899-1911?
1996Antony McConnellTo what extent is the portrayal of Pontius Pilate in John’s Gospel historically accurate?
1995James Bickford-SmithRestoration or Revolution? The Ottoman conquest and reorganisation of the Balkans (1352-1402)
1995Andrew GibsonA consideration of the view that: “The reason for the remarkable spread of Calvinism throughout sixteenth century Europe lay in its system of church government rather than its beliefs.”’
1994Alexander MacLeod“It isn’t Cricket, Sir!”: The Bodyline Controversy and the Politics of Cricket, 1932-33
1994Alexandra GoodenTo what extent was the creation of the German Empire the result of Nationalist Forces?

Who was Julia Wood?

Julia Wood was an alumna of St Hugh’s College. She was born on 19th December 1938 and studied History and was an Exhibitioner at the College between 1957 and 1960. Tragically, she died in an accident whilst in Australia in 1970. The fund for the Julia Wood Prize was established by the parents and friends of Julia Wood in May 1971.

The College Library in the mid twentieth century

Originally, the prize was awarded to a second year History undergraduate student at St Hugh’s College. The first prize awarded went to Miss Anne Johnstone for her “striking progress” and she was marked out as “distinguished for industry, vigour and enthusiasm”. The letter informing Miss Johnstone of her award, sent on 16th June 1972, stated that “the prize is £15, to be used for the purchase of books”.

In 1994, the Governing Body of the College agreed that, for an experimental period of three years, “the Prize should be awarded to Sixth Formers on the basis of an essay competition”. The success of the competition resulted in the recommendation that the Prize take on the format of a Sixth Form essay competition permanently and the Prize remains in this format to this day.










Joshua Getzler was appointed in 1993. In his modern legal research he is working on the duties of investment agents in financial markets, on the legal and economic structure of debt and equity securities, on the liability of entities in tort, contract and equity, and on theories of co-ownership and fiduciary duty. In his historical research he is working on the nature of fiduciary accountability in private and public relationships, including Crown liabilities, public finance, and private banking and investment; and more generally the evolution of property, trust, corporate and charitable forms, principally in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His doctoral monograph concerned the juristic and economic factors governing control of water resources in the historical common law. He is now embarking on a commissioned study of the inter-relationship of native title, trust and fiduciary accountability, and treaty law in relation to First Nations, with special reference to Upper Canada in the colonial and imperial periods. A long-term interest is the role of the lord chancellors and royal justices in law and politics before the Great Reform Act, from Macclesfield and King through to Hardwicke and Eldon.

Joshua's first degrees in law and history were taken at the Australian National University in Canberra, and his doctorate in Oxford, as a member of Balliol and Nuffield Colleges. He has taught and researched as a fellow at the Australian National University and the Hebrew University, and as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, and Tel Aviv University. He maintains links to Australia as Conjoint Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales and as an Overseas Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. He serves on the editorial board of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Equity and is co-editor of the new OUP monograph series Oxford Legal History.


  • J S Getzler, 'Fiduciary Principles in English Common Law' in EJ Criddle, PB Miller, RH Sitkoff (ed), The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press 2018) (forthcoming)

  • J S Getzler, 'Laying the axe to the root of the tree? Shielding a co-trustee from liability' in P Davies, S Douglas, and J Goudkamp (eds), Defences in Equity (Hart Publishing, Oxford 2018) (forthcoming)
  • J S Getzler, 'Legal history as doctrinal history' in Markus Dubber and Christopher Tomlins (eds), Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research (Oxford University Press 2018) (forthcoming)
  • J S Getzler, 'Lord Tenterden's 1832 Prescription Act: Why Was it Passed, and Was it a Failure?' in JH Dondorp, DJ Ibbetson and EJH Schrage (eds), Prescription and Limitation (Duncker und Humblodt 2018) (forthcoming)
  • J S Getzler, 'Magna Carta clauses 4 and 5 and the origins of accountability' in C Macmillan and C Smith (eds), Challenges to Authority and the Recognition of Rights: from Magna Carta to Modernity (Cambridge University Press 2018) (forthcoming)
  • J S Getzler and Alexandra Whelan, 'Common Law and the Constraint of Financial Markets: Credit Rating Agencies as a Test Case' in K Barker, K Fairweather and R Grantham (eds), Private Law in the 21st Century (Hart Publishing 2017)
  • J S Getzler, 'Frederic William Maitland – Trust and Corporation' (2016) 35 University of Queensland Law Journal 171
  • J S Getzler, 'Interpretation, Evidence, and the Discovery of Contractual Intention' in S Degeling, J Edelman and J Goudkamp (eds), Contract in Commercial Law (Thomson 2016)
  • J S Getzler, 'Law, Self-Interest, and the Smithian Conscience' in M Del Mar and M Lobban (eds), Law in Theory and History: New Essays on a Neglected Dialogue (Hart Publishing 2016)
  • J S Getzler, 'Personality and Capacity: Lessons from Legal History' in T Bonyhady (ed), Finn's Law: An Australian Justice (Federation Press 2016)
  • J S Getzler, 'Two Timing the Law' (2015) 163 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 355
  • J S Getzler, 'Ascribing and Limiting Fiduciary Obligations: Understanding the Operation of Consent' in A S Gold and P B Miller (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press 2014)
  • J S Getzler, 'Citation and the authority of opinions in Roman and Jewish law: The snake oven revisited' in J Hallebeek, M Schermaier, R Fiori, E Metzger and J-P Coriat (eds), Inter cives necnon peregrinos: Essays in honour of Boudewijn Sirks (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht unipress, Göttingen 2014)
  • J S Getzler, 'Financial Crisis and the Decline of Fiduciary Law' in C Morris and D Vines (eds), Capital Failure: Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services (Oxford University Press 2014)
  • J S Getzler, 'Faith, Trust, and Charity' in A Burrows, D Johnston, and R Zimmermann (eds), Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (Oxford University Press 2013)
  • J S Getzler, 'Morice v Bishop of Durham (1805)' in C Mitchell and P Mitchell (eds), Landmark Cases in Equity (Hart Publishing 2012)
  • J S Getzler, 'Assignment of Future Property and Preferences' in J Glister and P Ridge (eds), Fault Lines in Equity (Hart Publishing 2012)
  • J S Getzler, 'Brian Simpson's Empiricism' (2012) 3 Transnational Legal Theory 127
  • J S Getzler and Paul Brand (eds), Judges and Judging in the History of the Common Law and Civil Law (Cambridge University Press 2012)
  • J S Getzler, '"As If". Accountability and Counterfactual Trust' (2011) 91 Boston University Law Review 931
  • J S Getzler, 'M. Grossberg and C. Tomlins, eds, The Cambridge History Of Law In America Vol iii: The Twentieth Century And After (1920-)' (2010) 14 Edinburgh Law Review 513 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'Plural Ownership, Funds, and the Aggregation of Wills' (2009) 10 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 241
  • J S Getzler, 'Transplantation and Mutation in Anglo-American Trust Law' (2009) 10 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 355
  • J S Getzler, 'A. Letwin, The Last Political Law Lord: Lord Sumner (1859-1934)' (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review 702 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'Company Law: English Common Law' in S N Katz (ed), The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press 2009)
  • J S Getzler, 'Easements' in S N Katz (ed), The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press 2009)
  • J S Getzler, 'Environment Law: English Common Law' in S N Katz (ed), The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (Oxford University Press 2009)
  • J S Getzler, 'Fiduciary investment in the shadow of financial crisis: Was Lord Eldon right?' (2009) 3 Journal of Equity 219
  • J S Getzler, 'Quantum Meruit, Estoppel, and the Primacy of Contract' (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review 196 [Case Note]
  • J S Getzler, 'Denning, Alfred Thompson; Historical Research in Law; Keech v Sandford; Water Law' in P Cane and J Conaghan (eds), New Oxford Companion to Law (Oxford University Press 2008)
  • J S Getzler, 'Excluding fiduciary duties: the problem of investment banks' (2008) 124 Law Quarterly Review 15 [Case Note]
  • J S Getzler, 'ASIC v Citigroup: Bankers' conflict of interest and the contractual exclusion of fiduciary duties' (2007) 2 Journal of Equity 62
  • J S Getzler, 'T. Frankel, Trust and Honesty: America's Business Culture at a Crossroad' (2007) 70 Modern Law Review 701 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, A History of Water Rights at Common Law (paperback) (Oxford University Press 2006)
  • J S Getzler and Jennifer Payne (eds), Company Charges: Spectrum and Beyond (Oxford University Press 2006)
  • J S Getzler, 'Inconsistent Fiduciary Duties and Implied Consent' (2006) 122 Law Quarterly Review 1 [Case Note]
  • J S Getzler, Timothy Endicott and Edwin Peel (eds), Properties of Law: Essays in Honour of Jim Harris (Oxford University Press 2006)
  • J S Getzler, 'Property, Personality, and Violence' in T Endicott, J Getzler, and E Peel (eds), Properties of Law: Essays in Honour of Jim Harris (Oxford University Press 2006)
  • J S Getzler, 'Rumford Market and the Genesis of Fiduciary Obligations' in A Burrows and A Rodger (eds), Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks (OUP 2006)
  • J S Getzler, 'The Role of Security over Future and Circulating Capital: Evidence from the British Economy circa 1850-1920' in J Getzler and J Payne (eds), Company Charges: Spectrum and Beyond (OUP 2006)
  • J S Getzler, 'P. Cane and M. Tushnet, Oxford Handbook to Legal Studies' (2005) 121 Law Quarterly Review 513 [Review]

  • J S Getzler and Mike Macnair, 'The Firm as an Entity before the Companies Acts' in P Brand, K Costello and W N Osborough (eds), Adventures in the Law: Proceedings of the 16th British Legal History Conference, Dublin (2005)
  • J S Getzler, 'Use of Force in Protecting Property' (2005) 7 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 243
  • J S Getzler, 'Am I My Beneficiary's Keeper? Fusion and Loss-Based Fiduciary Remedies' in S Degeling and J Edelman (eds), Equity in Commercial Law (Thomson (LBC), Sydney 2005)
  • J S Getzler, A History of Water Rights at Common Law (OUP 2004)
  • J S Getzler, 'Chancery Reform and Law Reform' (2004) 22 Law and History Review 601
  • J S Getzler, 'Edward Sugden, Baron St. Leonards' in C Matthew and B Harrison (eds), The New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2004)

  • J S Getzler, 'Forfeiture for Breach of a Time Condition' (2004) 120 Law Quarterly Review 203 [Case Note]
  • J S Getzler, 'Sir Charles Crompton' in C Matthew and B Harrison (eds), The New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2004)

  • J S Getzler, 'Sir Cresswell Cresswell' in C Matthew and B Harrison (eds), The New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2004)

  • J S Getzler, 'Sir John Jervis' in C Matthew and B Harrison (eds), The New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2004)

  • J S Getzler, 'G. Morgan and P. Rushton, Rogues, Thieves and the Rule of Law' (2003) 21 Law and History Review 223 [Review]

  • J S Getzler (ed), Rationalizing Property, Equity and Trusts - Essays in Honour of Edward Burn (Lexis-Nexis Butterworths 2003)
  • J S Getzler, 'Roman and English Prescription for Incorporeal Property' in J Getzler (ed), Rationalizing Property, Equity and Trusts: Essays in Honour of Edward Burn (Lexis-Nexis Butterworths 2003)
  • J S Getzler, 'T. Blackshield and others, The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia' (2003) 120 Law Quarterly Review 526 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'Law, history and the social sciences: intellectual traditions of late 19th and early 20th century Europe' in A Lewis and M Lobban (eds), Law and History: Current Legal Issues (OUP 2003)
  • J S Getzler, 'Economics of Hate Speech, review of R.A. Posner, Frontiers of Legal Theory' (2002) Times Higher Education Supplement 28 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'Equity' in H M Kritzer (ed), Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social and Cultural Encyclopaedia (ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara 2002)
  • J S Getzler, 'M. Taggart, Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England: The Story of Edward Pickles and the Bradford Water Supply' (2002) 66 Modern Law Review 819 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'The Fate of the Civil Jury in Late Victorian England: Malicious Prosecution as a Test Case (revised version)' in J W Cairns and G McLeod (eds), 'The Dearest Birth Right of the People of England': The Jury in the History of the Common Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford 2002)

  • J S Getzler, 'Duty of Care' in P Birks and A Pretto (eds), Breach of Trust (Hart Publishing 2002)
  • J S Getzler, 'K.M. Teeven, Promises on Prior Obligations at Common Law' (2001) 5 Edinburgh Law Review 108 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'Unclean Hands and the Doctrine of Jus Tertii' (2001) 117 Law Quarterly Review 565 [Case Note]
  • J S Getzler, 'Equitable Compensation and the Regulation of Fiduciary Relationships' in P B H Birks and F D Rose (eds), Restitution and Equity Vol. 1: Resulting Trusts and Equitable Compensation (Mansfield Press/LLP, London 2000)

  • J S Getzler, 'G. Moffat and others, Trusts Law: Text and Materials (3rd edition)' (2000) 14 Trust Law International 183 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'P. Goodrich, Oedipus Lex: Psychoanalysis, History, Law' (2000) 21 Journal of Legal History 141 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'P. Lahav, Judgment in Jerusalem: Chief Justice Simon Agranat and the Zionist Century' (2000) 63 Modern Law Review 788 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'The Fate of the Civil Jury in Late Victorian England: Malicious Prosecution as a Test Case' in G R Rubin and K O'Donovan (eds), Human Rights and Legal History: Essays for Brian Simpson (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2000)

  • J S Getzler, 'Roman Ideas of Landownership' in S Bright and J Dewar (eds), Land Law: Themes and Perspectives (Oxford University Press, Oxford 1998)

  • J S Getzler, 'A.J. Oakley, ed., Trends in Contemporary Trust Law' (1997) Restitution Law Review 261 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'A.W.B. Simpson, Leading Cases in the Common Law' (1997) 18 Journal of Legal History 116 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'Is Pragmatism the End of Ideology?' (1997) 17 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 525

  • J S Getzler, 'Judges and Hunters: Law and Economic Conflict in the English Countryside, 1800-60' in C Brooks and M Lobban (eds), Communities and Courts in Britain 1150-1900 (Hambledon Press, London 1997)

  • J S Getzler, 'Patterns of Fusion' in P B H Birks (ed), The Classification of Obligations (Oxford University Press, Oxford 1997)

  • J S Getzler, 'Theories of Property and Economic Development (revised and shortened version)' in J W Harris (ed), Property Problems: From Genes to Pension Funds (Kluwer, The Hague and London 1997)

  • J S Getzler, 'Professionals As Competing Monopolists' in P B H Birks (ed), Wrongs and Remedies in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press, Oxford 1996)

  • J S Getzler, 'Theories of Property and Economic Development' (1996) 26 Journal of Interdisciplinary History 639

  • J S Getzler, 'G.R. Rubin, Private Property, Government Requisition and the Constitution 1914-1927' (1995) 20 Social History Society Bulletin 68 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'R.W. Kostal, Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825-1875' (1995) 111 Law Quarterly Review 696 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'A. Offer, Property and Politics 1870-1914 and J.S. Anderson, Lawyers and the Making of English Land Law' (1993) 109 Law Quarterly Review 684 [Review]

  • J S Getzler, 'Unconscionable Conduct and Unjust Enrichment as Grounds for Judicial Intervention' (1990) 16 Monash University Law Review 283


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Research Interests

Modern Legal History, Law and Economics, Obligations, Equity and Trusts, Property Theory, Law and Finance, Capital Markets

Options taught

Contract, Trusts, History of English Law, Advanced Property and Trusts, A Roman Introduction to Private Law

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