Professor Peter Cane

By Lesley Dingle and Daniel Bates

Professor Peter Frederic Cane (b. 20th June 1950, Maitland, NSW, Australia)

Some career highlights

  • Distinguished Professor and Director John Fleming Centre for Advancement of Legal Research
  • Australian National University
  • British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow (1996-7)
  • Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (2011-12)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA) (2007)
  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Law (2010)

Education

  • 1971 BA (Classics) University of Sydney
  • 1974 LLB (1st Class Honours) University of Sydney
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • 1976 BCL (1st Class) University of Oxford

Appointments

  • 1976-7 Lecturer in Law, University of Sydney
  • 1978-97 Fellow and Tutor in Law, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
  • 1978-1996 Lecturer in Law, University of Oxford
  • 1988-96 Fellow Librarian, Corpus Christi College
  • 1996-7 Reader in Law, University of Oxford
  • 1997 Professor of Law, University of Oxford
  • 1997-2007 Professor of Law, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • 1998-2003 Head, Law Program, RSSS, ANU
  • 2007- Director, John Fleming Centre for Advancement of Legal Research, ANU College of Law
  • 2007- Distinguished Professor of Law, ANU
  • 2011-12 Arthur Goodhart Professor of Legal Science

Visiting positions

  • 1981 Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1982 Visiting Lecturer, Monash University
  • 1985, 88, 95 Academic Visitor, Sydney University
  • 2001 Legal Research Foundation Visiting Fellow, University of Auckland
  • 2001 Arhens Visiting Professor of Tort Law, Washburn Law School, Kansas
  • 2002 Visiting Scholar, School of Law, University of Texas, Austin
  • 2006 Visiting Scholar, School of Law, University of Texas, Austin
  • 2007 Visiting Scholar, Columbia University
  • 2008 Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2009 Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin

Other positions

  • 2001 International Assessor, HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise (UK)
  • 2002 Herbert Smith Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • 2002 Member, Commonwealth Department of Treasury Negligence Review Panel
  • 2002 International Member, Main Panel J, UK Research Assessment Exercise
  • 2005 Adviser, American Law Institute, Restatement Third of Torts, Liability for Economic Loss
  • 2007-9 Convenor of Seminar and Visitor Programs, and Chair of Visitors Committee, ANU College of Law
  • 2008 Australian Lecturer, Philosophy Summer School in China (jointly organized and sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia)
  • 2010-11 Research Consultant, Law Department, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2011- Adviser, American Law Institute, Restatement Third: Economic Torts and Related Wrongs

Honours, Awards and Prizes

  • 1976 Vinerian Scholarship (for highest mark in BCL examination)
  • 1978 MA (Special Resolution), University of Oxford
  • 1997- Emeritus Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
  • 2004 Swiney Prize for General Jurisprudence (Royal College of Physicians, London): Commendation for Responsibility in Law and Morality
  • 2004 Doctor of Civil Law (DCL), University of Oxford
  • 2007 McPherson Lecturer, University of Queensland
  • 2007 Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (FBA)
  • 2011 British Academy Maccabaean Lecturer in Jurisprudence

Memberships

  • 1981- Member, Society of Legal Scholars (UK)
  • 1992- Member, Australian Institute of Administrative Law
  • 1998- Member, Australasian Law Teachers' Association
  • 1999-2007 Secretary and Treasurer, Australian Society of Legal Philosophy
  • 2007- Vice-President, Australian Society of Legal Philosophy
  • 2008- Honorary Life Member, Australian Society of Legal Philosophy

Editorial Activities

  • 1980-9 Member, Editorial Committee, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
  • 1992-7 Co-editor, Clarendon Law Series (Oxford University Press)
  • 1998-2000 Member, Editorial Board, Torts Law Journal
  • 2000-8 Associate Editor, Torts Law Journal
  • 1999-2007 Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy
  • 2004-2007 Book Review Editor, Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy
  • 2000- Member, Editorial Board, Law, Probability and Risk
  • 2000-3 Member, Editorial Committee, Common Law World Review
  • 2001- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education
  • 2002- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Obligations and Remedies
  • 2002- Member, Editorial Board, Law and Philosophy
  • 2007- Editor, Debating Law Series (Hart Publishing, Oxford)