From: Jason W Neyers <>
To: obligations <>
Date: 01/02/2022 19:06:31 UTC
Subject: ODG: Book Launch for Taking Law Seriously: Essays in Honour of Peter Cane

Dear Colleagues:


Please see an invitation below from the editors of the festschrift for Peter Cane, Taking Law Seriously: Essays in Honour of Peter Cane to the book launch which will be held on Friday 4 March 2022 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.





We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the festschrift for Peter Cane, Taking Law Seriously: Essays in Honour of Peter Cane, published in January 2022 by Hart Publishing.  Over his career, Peter has made a remarkable contribution to legal scholarship, illuminating the territory of both public and private law with imagination and insight.


The launch will take place on Friday 4th March 2022 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the MBI Al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Short presentations regarding the book, and Peter’s career more generally, will be made by Professor Roderick Bagshaw (Oxford), Professor Timothy Endicott (Oxford) and Professor Nicola Lacey (LSE). Subject to government and university guidelines, the event will take place in person (and only in person).


Thereafter, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm drinks and canapes will be served in the Rainolds Room in Corpus Christi. 


Please RSVP to by 5pm on Friday 25 February 2022 if you would like to attend. Space will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis.


A list of the book’s chapters is set out below. It is available to purchase on Hart’s website: Orders can also be placed by way of this order form. Use the code UG8 for UK orders, and HARTUS20 for US orders, to get a 20% discount. For customers in other jurisdictions please contact Hart directly to obtain the discount. 


Private Law 

1           Tort Law Beyond the Forms of Action: Achieving the Goal of The Anatomy of Tort LawChristine Beuermann 

2           Elements of Torts, James Goudkamp 

3           Culpability and Compensation, Sandy Steel 

4           Peter Cane on Torts, Stephen D Sugarman 


Public Law 

5           Constitutional Rights, Moral Judgement and the Rule of Law, TRS Allan 

6           Participation and the Duty to Consult, Janet McLean 

7           Controlling Administration: The Rise of Unilateral Executive Power in the United States, Jerry L Mashaw 



8           Administrative Compensation: Bypass or Dead End?, Carol Harlow 

9           Tort and Regulation, Donal Nolan 

10        Regulating Relationships: The Regulatory Potential of Tort Law Revisited, Jenny Steele 


The Nature and Role of Legal Scholarship

11        Thinking about Doctrine in Administrative Law, Leighton McDonald 

12        Administrative Tribunals: An Essay about the Legal Imagination of Administrative Law Scholars, Elizabeth Fisher 

13        Cane as Law Reformer: Götterdämerung or House of Cards?, Mark Lunney 

14        Philosophical and Judicial Thinking about Moral Concepts: Cane’s Critique of Philosophical Method 20 Years On, Anthony J Connolly 


We very much look forward to seeing you at the launch and celebration of one of the world’s leading legal scholars. 


Finally, but importantly, we should say that we are grateful for the generous support of this event by Hart Publishing, the Centre for International and Public Law in the College of Law at the Australian National University, and Corpus Christi College and the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford.


Best wishes, 

James Goudkamp, Mark Lunney and Leighton McDonald (editors)




Jason Neyers
Professor of Law
Faculty of Law
Western University
Law Building Rm 26
t. 519.661.2111 (x88435)


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