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Professor Stuart Anderson

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I am a Professor of Law, with research and teaching interests in property law, public law and legal history. Currently my major research project concerns the nineteenth century history of public law and property law, for publication in the Victorian volumes of a projected multi-volume, multi-authored, history of the laws of England. I am the author of Lawyers and the Making of English Land Law 1832-1940 (Oxford, 1992).

While at Otago I have been Dean of the Faculty of Law for five years from 1993 and again from July 1999 until February 2001. I came here in 1990, having been a lecturer at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor at Hertford College, Oxford. Before that I was a lecturer in the Law Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

I am currently a member of the University's Committee for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and from time to time I have been a member of various other committees, panels, boards and working parties.

Research Interests

Administrative Law, Modern Legal History, Property law.

Contact

Email stuart.anderson@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Anderson, S. (2015). Going for the broke: Making bankruptcy law in New Zealand c. 1860-1867. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 26(3), 507-534.

Anderson, S. (2011). Harris v Fitzherbert: Customary rights of labour on a shore whaling station. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 42(4), 639-651.

Anderson, S. (2011). [Review of the book The permanent New Zealand Court of Appeal: Essays on the first 50 years]. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 24(3), 488-498.

Cornish, W., Anderson, S., Cocks, R., Lobban, M., Polden, P., & Smith, K. (Eds.). (2010). Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: Private law (Vol. XII). Oxford University Press, 1190p.

Cornish, W., Anderson, S., Cocks, R., Lobban, M., Polden, P., & Smith, K. (Eds.). (2010). Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: Fields of development (Vol. XIII). Oxford University Press, 1106p.

Edited Book - Research

Cornish, W., Anderson, S., Cocks, R., Lobban, M., Polden, P., & Smith, K. (Eds.). (2010). Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: Private law (Vol. XII). Oxford University Press, 1190p.

Cornish, W., Anderson, S., Cocks, R., Lobban, M., Polden, P., & Smith, K. (Eds.). (2010). Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: Fields of development (Vol. XIII). Oxford University Press, 1106p.

Cornish, W., Anderson, S., Cocks, R., Lobban, M., Polden, P., & Smith, K. (Eds.). (2010). Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: English legal system (Vol. XI). Oxford University Press, 1276p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Anderson, S. (2010). Judicial review. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: English legal system (Vol. XI). (pp. 486-524). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). Trusts and trustees. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: Private Law (Vol. XII). (pp. 232-296). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). The army. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: English legal system (Vol. XI). (pp. 401-422). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). Land transactions: Settlements and sales. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: Private Law (Vol. XII). (pp. 79-109). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). Parliament. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: English legal system (Vol. XI). (pp. 301-341). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). The Church and the State. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: English legal system (Vol. XI). (pp. 385-400). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). Local government. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: English legal system (Vol. XI). (pp. 423-485). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). Central executive: The legal structure of state institutions. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: English legal system (Vol. XI). (pp. 342-384). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). Leases, mortgages, and servitudes. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: Private Law (Vol. XII). (pp. 110-178). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). Succession, inheritance, and the family. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: Private Law (Vol. XII). (pp. 3-46). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). Property rights in land: Reforming the heritage. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: Private Law (Vol. XII). (pp. 47-78). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.001.0001

Anderson, S. (2010). Changing the nature of real property law. In W. Cornish & et al (Eds.), Oxford history of the laws of England: 1820-1914: Private Law (Vol. XII). (pp. 179-231). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.001.0001

Anderson, S. J. (2009). Land registration in English common law. In S. N. Katz (Ed.), The Oxford international encyclopedia of legal history. (pp. 7-10). Oxford University Press.

Anderson, S. (2008). Tulk v Moxhay (1848). In P. Cane & J. Conaghan (Eds.), The new Oxford companion to the law. (pp. 1197-1198). Oxford University Press.

Anderson, J. S. (1998). The 1925 property legislation: setting contexts. In S. Bright & J. Dewar (Eds.), Land Law Themes and Perspectives. (pp. 107-128). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Anderson, S. (2015). Going for the broke: Making bankruptcy law in New Zealand c. 1860-1867. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 26(3), 507-534.

Anderson, S. (2011). Harris v Fitzherbert: Customary rights of labour on a shore whaling station. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 42(4), 639-651.

Anderson, S. (2010). Commercial law on the beach: Shore whaling litigation in early colonial New Zealand: Macfarlane v Crummer (1845). Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 41(3), 453-471.

Anderson, S. (2009). ‘Grave injustice’, 'despotic privilege': The insecure foundations of crown liability for torts in New Zealand. Otago Law Review, 12(1), 1-22.

Anderson, J. S. (2002). Discretion and the rule of law: The Licensing of drink in England c.1817-40. Journal of Legal History, 23, 45-59.

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Journal - Research Other

Anderson, S. (2011). [Review of the book The permanent New Zealand Court of Appeal: Essays on the first 50 years]. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 24(3), 488-498.

Anderson, S. (2008). [Review of the book The making of Australian property law]. Otago Law Review, 11(4), 725-728.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Anderson, S. (2010). [Review of the book Judicial review: A New Zealand perspective]. New Zealand Law Journal, 10, 373-374.

Anderson, S. (2007). [Review of the book Land law]. New Zealand Law Journal, 6, 202.

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