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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Professor Len SealyThe Squire Law Library and the Faculty of Law are pleased to announce that the entry for Professor Sealy, Fellow of Gonville & Caius, has just been added to the Eminent Scholars Archive.

Professor Sealy first came to Cambridge from New Zealand to undertake his Ph.D shortly after WWII, and after a brief return home in 1958, he came to stay in 1959. Since then, and initially encouraged by the late (then) Mr Bill Wedderburn, Professor Sealy has assiduously established the laws of commerce as an integral intellectual and practical component of the Faculty’s repertoire. His contribution was recognised in 1991 when he became the inaugural S J Berwin Professor of Corporate Law. The interview covers his boyhood in wartime New Zealand, the tribulations of the physically disjointed Faculty of the 70s and 80s, as well as aspects of his teaching and research projects. It also includes interesting insights into the Faculty's move into the present Norman Foster building.

This is a further valuable contribution to the Cambridge Law Faculty Eminent Scholars Archive, which is an expanding resource in which we document the careers and achievements of scholars associated with the Squire Law Library and Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. It contains extensive bibliographies, biographies, photographs and interviews with some of the world's most renowned academic and practising lawyers.

Other eminent scholars already featured are: Professor Kurt Lipstein, Professor Peter Stein, Professor Sir Derek Bowett, Mr R.W.M. Dias, Professor Sir Eli Lauterpacht, Professor Sir Bob Hepple, ICJ Judge Stephen Schwebel, Professor Tony JolowiczProfessor Toby MilsomProfessor Philip Allott and Mr Michael J Prichard. There are also shorter interviews with incumbent Goodhart Professors (Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Sir Robin Auld, Justice Paul Finn, Professor Jane Stapleton, and Professor Peter Cane).

The Eminent Scholars Archive is also available to listen, or subscribe to, via iTunes U.