Recent Work


An archive for the Aberystwyth Law School  - over a hundred years of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University – has now been established, and at present is now securely located in the Elystan Morgan Building on the AU Llanbadarn Campus.

I have had for a long time an interest in the idea of the indigenous, the native, the aboriginal, for instance and in particular in relation to ‘native Americans’ and fifth century ‘British’ inhabitants of the ‘British’ islands: Lone Watie in his conversations with Josey Wales, the war…

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The Pisciotti ruling by the European Court of Justice (Case C-191/16, Romano Pisciotti v Germany) in April 2018 deserves comment, and some of it critical comment, in a number of respects. At a general level, the proceeding is significant in bringing together two aspects of EU law, anti-…

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This is a fairy tale of the Southern Borderlands, but as Scheherazade might say there is much that can be learnt from these never-ending stories of interesting deeds and powerful metaphor.


This is a fairy tale of protest and legal change in the Western Lands in the fading days of Empire, but as Scheherazade might say, there is much that can be learnt from these never-ending stories of interesting deeds and powerful metaphor.


Responding to the now perceived need for an improved public legal education, this is an initiative to enhance general public awareness and understanding of law and legal issues through the telling of legal stories based on significant legal cases and problems. The stories are aimed at different…

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In recent years I have started to get together regularly with friends from some way back in the past, people I knew at school, but rather lost sight of in the intervening years. This has been pleasurable, not just as nostalgia, but as a way of reflecting on a common starting point followed by…

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Sarah Cockburn, who later adopted the name Caudwell, was in a sense a former colleague, who for one year (1963-64) taught in the Law School in Aberystwyth. That was a brief (and still for us working on the history of the place a largely unexplained) sojourn, but she was an unusual and intriguing…

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The widely lauded Clint Eastwood film Unforgiven (1992) is a good prompt for musings on the part of aficionados of penal theory and law on the frontier.