Professor William Twining

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Contact details

Name:
Professor William Twining
Qualifications:
FBA, QC, DCL, JD, LLD
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Associate Research Fellow
Fellowship term:
2014
Institute:
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Home institution:
University College London
Related institutes:
School of Advanced Study
Email address:
wtwining@gmail.com

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Law
Summary of research interests and expertise:

His recent work explores the implications of “globalisation” for legal scholarship and legal theory. Central themes include the variety and complexity of legal phenomena; that many so-called “global” processes and patterns are sub-global, linked to empires, diasporas, alliances and legal traditions; that diffusion, legal pluralism, and surface law are important topics for both analytical and empirical jurisprudence; that, in a world characterised by profound diversity of beliefs and radical poverty, the discipline of law needs to engage with problems of constructing just and workable supra-national institutions and practices; and that adopting a global perspective challenges some of the main working assumptions of Western traditions of academic law.

Professor Twining is researching in the following areas:

General Jurisprudence
Narrative and Reasoning in Legal Contexts
Analysis of Evidence
 

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Jan-2012 Karl Llewellyn and the Realist Movement (1973, 1985); 2nd edition

Monographs

1973, 1985); 2nd edition, 2012 with Afterword, Cambridge University Press

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