Elected: 2014
Discipline: Language, Literature and History
Professor John Geoffrey Henry Hudson FBA, FRSE

Professor of Legal History, University of St Andrews.

Professor John Hudson is Professor of Legal History at the University of St Andrews and William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law. His interests focus on ninth-to thirteenth-century Britain and France, and on the late nineteenth-century study of medieval England. In 2006, he gave the Selden Society Lecture on F. W. Maitland and the Englishness of English Law, to mark the centenary of Maitland’s death. John has published six books and is currently working on comparative studies of legal development in Europe 950-1250 and also on papers to mark the octocentenary of Magna Carta in 2015.