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By Lesley Dingle and Daniel Bates

Professor William Rodolph Cornish

Biography

  • Born: 9 August, Adelaide, Australia

Education

  • 1956-1960: Adelaide University LLB
  • 1960-62: Oxford University: Wadham College
  • 1962-68: Assist Lect LSE
  • 1963: Bar (Grays Inn)
  • 1968: Visiting Lecturer, University of Adelaide.
  • 1969-70: Reader, Queen Mary College
  • 1970-90: Professor of English Law LSE
  • 1978: Visiting Researcher Max Planck Institute Munich
  • 1984: Fellow of British Academy
  • 1990-1995: Professor of Law at Cambridge
  • 1990-95: Director CELS
  • 1992: Started the Warsaw project
  • 1993-94: National Academies Policy Action Group, Working Party on Intellectual Property (Chairman). NAPAG
  • 2004: Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Cambridge
  • 1998-2001: President Magdalene College.
  • 1997: Cambridge University LLD
  • 1997: Honorary Fellow LSE
  • 1998: Bencher Gray’s Inn
  • 1997: QC
  • 2004: Retired
  • 2004: Honorary LLD, University of Edinburgh
  • 2013: CMG [Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George]
  • 2018: Honorary LLD, University of Adelaide