Theodora in Scotland

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Alan Rodger

Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, 1944-2011

Theodora in Scotland

Alan Rodger died after a short illness on 26 June 2011, at age 66. He was an outstanding scholar of Roman law and legal history and, over and above his judicial duties, devoted an enormous amount of his time and talent to academic pursuits: writing, teaching, and speaking. This page records publications about Lord Rodger and the tributes and obituaries that appeared shortly after his death, and presents a bibliography — now reasonably complete and verified — of his academic work. Contributions to this page, and in particular to the publications and bibliography, are always welcome.

Publications on Alan Rodger

Baston, Karen, and Metzger, Ernest, The Roman Law Library of Alan Ferguson Rodger, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, with a Bibliography of His Works (Traditio Iuris Romani 2012). [Publisher]

Burrows, Andrew, Johnston, David and Zimmermann, Reinhard, eds., Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (Oxford University Press 2013). [Publisher]

Burrows, A., 'Lord Rodger of Earlsferry' [2012] Balliol College Annual Record, 28.

Chiusi, Tiziana, 'Alan Rodger, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry' (2012) 25 Seminarios Complutenses de Derecho Romano, 563.

Greaves, Rosa, 'Alan Ferguson Rodger (1944-2011), Lord Rodger of Earlsferry' (2012) 1 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 6.

Hood, Caroline M., 'In Memoriam: Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (1944-2011)' (2012) 3 Aberdeen Student Law Review, 1.

Johnston, David, 'Alan Rodger (18 September 1944 - 26 June 2011)' (2012) 129 Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung, 993.

Korporowicz, Łukasz, 'Alan Rodger (1944-2011)' (2011) 63 Czasopismo Prawno-Historyczne [Polish Journal of Legal History], 464.

MacQueen, Hector L., 'Lord Rodger: Jurist then Judge' (2014) 3:1 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 11-29.

MacQueen, Hector L., 'Alan Ferguson Rodger 1944-2011' (2013) 12 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy 361-401. [Text]

MacQueen, Hector L., and Wortley, Scott, 'Scots Law News: Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (18 September 1944-26 June 2011)' (2011) 15 Edinburgh Law Review, 343.

Metzger, Ernest, 'Alan Ferguson Rodger (1944-2011)' (2012) 60 IVRA, 358.

Otto, J. M., 'A remarkable story about Lord Rodger of Earlsferry' (2013) 19:1 Fundamina 172-74. [Text]

Skegg, Peter, 'Lord (Alan Ferguson) Rodger of Earlsferry, FBA' [2011] New College Record, 129.

Steven, Andrew J. M., 'Lord Rodger of Earlsferry 18 September 1944 - 26 June 2011' (2012) 18 Fundamina. A Journal of Legal History, 189.

Vogenauer, Stefan, and Zimmermann, Reinhard, 'Alan Rodger: Gelehrter auf dem Richterstuhl' [2012] Zeitschrift für europäisches Privatrecht, 305.

Tributes and Obituaries

The tributes listed below are gathered from various public sources. Readers should be aware that sources like these are often available only for a time, or are moved behind a paywall.

— University of Aberdeen

— St Hugh's College Oxford

— Ex Tempore

— The Scotsman

— Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

— Judiciary of Scotland

— The Herald

— The Guardian [obituary]

— University of Glasgow


— University of Oxford

— UKSC Blog

— Edinburgh Legal History Blog


— The Telegraph

— The Guardian [annoucement]

— The Supreme Court

— Scots Law News

Tributes in the Supreme Court

On 28 June 2011, tributes were paid in the Supreme Court by Lord Phillips, President of the Supreme Court; Lord Hope, Deputy President of the Supreme Court; Frank Mulholland QC, Lord Advocate; and Gordon Jackson QC. The video is presented here by permission. Copyright © UK Supreme Court.

Alan Ferguson Rodger Bibliography

Updated 17 May 2013. Compiled by George Gretton and Ernest Metzger, with extensive assistance from David Johnston, Hector MacQueen, Kenneth Reid and Philip Simpson. We have attempted to verify all entries. Any comments or additions will be gratefully received: ernest.metzger at glasgow.ac.uk

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Birks, Peter, Rodger, Alan, and Richardson, J. S. 1984. "Further Aspects of the Tabula Contrebiensis." Journal of Roman Studies 74: 45–73.

Burrows, Andrew, and Rodger, Alan. 2006a. "Introduction." In Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks, edited by Burrows, Andrew and Rodger, Lord, of Earlsferry [Rodger, Alan], 1–9. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

——. 2006b. "Addresses Given at the Memorial Service for Peter Birks on 20 November 2004 in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford." In Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks, edited by Burrows, Andrew and Rodger, Lord, of Earlsferry [Rodger, Alan], vii–xv. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Burrows, Andrew, and Rodger, Lord, of Earlsferry [Rodger, Alan], ed. 2006. Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gloag, W. M., and Henderson, R. Candlish. 1987. Introduction to the Law of Scotland. 9th ed. Edinburgh: W. Green and Sons Ltd.

——. 1995. Introduction to the Law of Scotland. 10th ed. Edinburgh: W. Green/Sweet & Maxwell.

Honoré, A. M., and Rodger, Alan. 1970. "How the Digest Commissioners Worked." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung 87: 246–314.

——. 1972. "The Distribution of Digest Texts into Titles." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung 89: 351–362.

——. 1974. "Citations in the Edictal Commentaries." Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 42: 57–70.

Rodger, Alan. 1967. "James Kemp (Leslie) Ltd v Robertson 1967 SLT 213." Juridical Review: 268–269.

——. 1968. "The Praetor's Edict and Carriage by Land in Scots Law." Irish Jurist, New Series 3: 175–186.

——. 1969a. "Molina, Stair and the Jus Quaesitum Tertio." Juridical Review: 35–44, 128–151.

——. 1969b. "Review: A. W. Lintott, Violence in Republican Rome (1968)." Juridical Review: 177–180.

——. 1970a. "Roman Rain-Water." Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 38: 417–431.

——. 1970b. "Spuilzie in the Modern World." Scots Law Times (News): 33–36.

——. 1971a. "Actio Confessoria and Actio Negatoria." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung 88: 184–214.

——. 1971b. "Pledge of Bills of Lading in Scots Law." Juridical Review: 193–213.

——. 1972a. Owners and Neighbours in Roman Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

——. 1972b. "D. 35.2.2." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung 89: 344–348.

——. 1972c. "A Note on A. Cascellius." Classical Quarterly 22: 135–138.

——. 1972d. "Labeo, Proculus and the Ones That Got Away." Law Quarterly Review 88: 402–413.

——. 1973. "The Aftermath of Hedley Byrne V. Hellers." Scots Law Times (News): 109–116.

——. 1974a. "Damages for the Loss of an Inheritance." In Daube Noster, edited by Watson, Alan, 289–299. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press.

——. 1974b. "Report of the Scottish Law Commission on Antenatal Injury." Juridical Review: 83–90.

——. 1978. "At Risk: Advocates' Immunity Circumscribed." Journal of the Law Society of Scotland 23: 463–466.

——. 1981a. "The Palingenesia of Digest 36.2.13." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung 98: 366–368.

——. 1981b. "Good Companion?" Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1: 257–264.

——. 1982. "Emptio Perfecta Revisited: A Study of Digest 18, 6, 8, 1." Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 50: 337–350.

——. 1983a. "Behind the Scenes of Roman Law." Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 3 (3): 382–404.

——. 1983b. "Concealing a Servitude." In Studies in Justinian's Institutes in Memory of J.A.C. Thomas, edited by Stein, Peter and Lewis, Andrew D. E., 134–150. London: Sweet and Maxwell.

——. 1984. "Roman Gifts and Rain-Water." Law Quarterly Review 100: 77–85.

——. 1986. "L. Fufius – Another Undeserving Winner?" In The Legal Mind: Essays for Tony Honoré, edited by MacCormick, Neil and Birks, Peter, 185–201. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

——. 1987. "The Rise and Fall of Roman Lakes." Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 55: 19–29.

——. 1988a. "Mrs. Donoghue and Alfenus Varus." Current Legal Problems 41: 1–22.

——. 1988b. "The Position of Aquae Ductus in the Praetor's Edict." In New Perspectives in the Roman Law of Property: Essays for Barry Nicholas, edited by Birks, Peter, 177–184. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

——. 1988c. "The Palingenesia of Paul's Commentary on the Actio Aquae Pluviae Arcendae." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung 105: 726–728.

——. 1990a. "The Jurisdiction of Local Magistrates: Chapter 84 of the Lex Irnitana." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 84: 147–161.

——. 1990b. "The Strange Demise of Hyslops V. Gordon." In Obligations in Context: Essays in Honour of Professor D. M. Walker, edited by Gamble, A. J., 1–12. Edinburgh: W. Green.

——. 1990c. "Why Scots Law Is Safe in Our Hands." The Scotsman, January 31.

——. 1991a. "Introducing Iniuria." Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 59: 1–11.

——. 1991b. "Marching to an Alien Tune?" Juridical Review: 1–8.

——. 1991c. "Potestative Conditions." Scots Law Times (News): 253.

——. 1991d. "The Lex Irnitana and Procedure in the Civil Courts." Journal of Roman Studies 81: 74–90.

——. 1992a. "The Codification of Commercial Law in Victorian Britain." Law Quarterly Review 108: 570–590.

——. 1992b. "Lord Macmillan's Speech in Donoghue V. Stevenson." Law Quarterly Review 108: 236–259.

——. 1993a. "The Bell of Law Reform." Scots Law Times (News): 339–346.

——. 1993b. "Roman Law in Practice in Britain." Rechtshistorisches Journal 12: 261–271.

——. 1993c. "Stealing Fish." In Justice and Crime: Essays in Honour of The Right Honourable The Lord Emslie, edited by Hunter, Robert F., 1–14. Edinburgh: T&T Clark.

——. 1994a. "Labeo and the Fraudulent Slave." In The Roman Law Tradition, edited by Lewis, Andrew D. E. and Ibbetson, David, 15–31. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

——. 1994b. "Concealing a Servitude. II." Index. Quaderni Camerti Di Studi Romanistici 22: 237–248.

——. 1994c. "The Curious Case of the Missing Mass: The Structure of Digest Title 18.4." Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 62: 297–307.

——. 1994d. "Scottish Advocates in the Nineteenth Century: The German Connection." Law Quarterly Review 110: 563–591.

——. 1994e. "Paul's Edictal Commentary on the Lex Aquilia." Irish Jurist 25-27 (1990/1992): 329–333.

——. 1994f. Savigny in the Strand, Being the Inaugural John Maurice Kelly Memorial Lecture Delivered by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, in University College Dublin on November 16, 1994. John Maurice Kelly Memorial Lecture 1. Dublin: Faculty of Law, University College Dublin.

——. 1994g. "A Civil Justice System in Motion." In The Costs of Justice, edited by MacQueen, Hector, 9–17. Hume Occasional Papers 43. Edinburgh: David Hume Institute.

——. 1995a. "Roman Law Comes to Partick." In The Civil Law Tradition in Scotland, edited by Evans-Jones, Robin, 198–212. Edinburgh: The Stair Society.

——. 1995b. "Savigny in the Strand." Irish Jurist 28-30 (1993/1995): 1–20.

——. 1996a. "Jurisdictional Limits in the Lex Irnitana and the Lex De Gallia Cisalpina." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 110: 189–206.

——. 1996b. "Postponed Business at Irni." Journal of Roman Studies 86: 61–73.

——. 1996c. "Thinking About Scots Law." Edinburgh Law Review 1: 3–24.

——. 1997a. "The Use of the Civil Law in Scottish Courts." In The Civilian Tradition and Scots Law: Aberdeen Quincentenary Essays, edited by Carey Miller, David and Zimmermann, Reinhard, 225–237. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.

——. 1997b. "Vadimonium to Rome (and Elsewhere)." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung 114: 160–196.

——. 1997c. "Foreword." In The Library of Lord George Douglas (ca. 1667/8? – 1693?): An Early Donation to the Advocates Library, edited by Kelly, W. A., xi–xii. Cambridge: LP Publications.

——. 1998a. "Duncan Lowe." Scots Law Times (News): 266–267.

——. 1998b. The Form and Language of Legislation: Being the Presidential Address of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry. Birmingham: The Holdsworth Club, University of Birmingham.

——. 1999a. "The Form and Language of Legislation." Rechtshistorisches Journal 18: 601–635.

——. 1999b. "Recovering Payments Under Void Contracts in Scots Law." In The Search for Principle: Essays in Honour of Lord Goff of Chieveley, edited by Swadling, William and Jones, Gareth, 1–21. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

——. 1999c. "Preface." In Good Faith in Contract and Property, edited by Forte, A. D. M., xxvii–xxviii. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

——. 1999d. "Obituary: Professor David Daube." The Independent, March 5. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-professor-david-daube-1078397.html.

——. 2000a. "Attractio Inversa in the Edict of Augustus from El Bierzo." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 133: 266–270.

——. 2000b. "Procurator Restitutus: The Palingenesia of D. 3, 3, 2 and 4." In Quaestiones Iuris. Festschrift für Joseph Georg Wolf Zum 70. Geburtstag, edited by Manthe, Ulrich and Krampe, Christoph, 207–220. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.

——. 2001a. "The Praetor Hoist with His Own Petard: The Palingenesia of Digest 2.1.10." In Critical Studies in Ancient Law, Comparative Law and Legal History, edited by Cairns, John and Robinson, Olivia, 127–141. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

——. 2001b. "David Daube (8. 2. 1909 - 24. 2. 1999)." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung 118: xiv–lii.

——. 2001c. "Opening Remarks to the Symposium on Intellectual Property and Cultural Artefacts, 13 May 1999." In On Scrolls, Artefacts and Intellectual Property, edited by Lim, Timothy H., MacQueen, Hector L., and Carmichael, Calum M., 20–23. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.

——. 2002a. "The Form and Language of Judicial Opinions." Law Quarterly Review 118: 226–247.

——. 2002b. "Developing the Law Today: National and International Influences." The Journal of South African Law: 1–17.

——. 2003a. "'Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth': The Costs and Benefits of Mixed Legal Systems." Tulane Law Review 78: 419–434.

——. 2003b. "What Waldemar Saw: A Young German's View of the Scottish Legal System." In A True European: Essays for Judge David Edward, edited by Hoskins, Mark and Robinson, William, 11–20. Oxford: Hart.

——. 2004a. "Law for All Times: The Work and Contribution of David Daube." In Law for All Times. Essays in Memory of David Daube, edited by Metzger, Ernest, 3–23. Roman Legal Tradition 2. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas School of Law.

——. 2004b. "What Are Appeal Courts For?" Otago Law Review 10: 517–536.

——. 2004c. "Appreciation [of David Williamson]." Scots Law Times (News): 55–57.

——. 2004d. "David Daube (1909 - 1999)." In Jurists Uprooted, edited by Beatson, Jack and Zimmermann, Reinhard, 233–248. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

——. 2004e. "Gloag, William Murray (1865–1934)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

——. 2005a. "Objections and Exceptions: The Palingenesia of D.43.24.17." Cambridge Law Journal 64: 79–93.

——. 2005b. "A Time for Everything Under the Law: Some Reflections on Retrospectivity." Law Quarterly Review 121: 57–79.

——. 2005c. "Review: M. Schmoekel, J. Rückert and R. Zimmermann, Eds., Historisch-kritischer Kommentar Zum BGB, Volume I: Allgemeiner Teil §§ 1–240." Edinburgh Law Review 9: 176–177.

——. 2006a. "Emslie, George Carlyle, Baron Emslie (1919–2002)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

——. 2006b. "What Did Damnum Iniuria Actually Mean?" In Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks, edited by Burrows, Andrew and Rodger, Lord, of Earlsferry [Rodger, Alan], 421–438. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

——. 2007a. "A Very Good Reason for Buying a Slave Woman?" Law Quarterly Review 123: 446–454.

——. 2007b. "Review: Calum Carmichael, Ideas and the Man: Remembering David Daube (2004)." Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 75: 93–96.

——. 2007c. "The Palingenesia of the Commentaries Relating to the Lex Aquilia." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung 124: 145–197.

——. 2008a. "Civil Justice: Where Next?" The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland 53 (8): 14–18.

——. 2008b. "An Introduction to Sempra Metals Ltd." In Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law, edited by Degeling, Simone and Edelman, James, 317–331. Sydney: Lawbook Co.

——. 2009a. "Body Language: Translating Some Elementary Texts on the Lex Aquilia." In Festschrift für Rolf Knütel Zum 70. Geburtstag, edited by Altmeppen, Holger, Reichard, Ingo, and Schermaier, Martin, 951–971. Heidelberg: C. F. Müller.

——. 2009b. "Appreciation [of Kemp Davidson]." Scots Law Times (News): 157–160.

——. 2009c. "Humour and Law." Scots Law Times (News): 202–213.

——. 2010. "Buckland and Daube: A Cambridge Friendship." Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, romanistische Abteilung 127: 245–254.

——. 2011a. "Review: Julian Rivers, The Law of Organized Religions: Between Establishment and Secularism (2010)." International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 11 (1): 100–112. doi:10.1080/1474225X.2011.548627.

——. 2011b. "Gli 'Scritti Scelti' di Capogrossi." Index. Quaderni Camerti di Studi Romanistici 39: 16–23.

——. 2012. "Excerpting and Editing the Edictal Commentaries on the Actio Doli." In Carmina Iuris: Mélanges en l'honneur de Michel Humbert, edited by Chevreau, E., Kremer, D., and Laquerrière-Lacroix . A., 733–744. Paris: De Boccard.

Rodger, Lord, of Earlsferry [Rodger, Alan]. 1996. "Foreword." In Charity Law in Scotland, v. Edinburgh: W. Green/Sweet & Maxwell.

——. 1998. "Preface." In The Journal of Sir Randall Philip, O.B.E., Q.C.: Public and Private Life in Scotland, 1947-57, edited by Craddock, Fiona, vii–ix. Edinburgh: The Pentland Press.

——. 2000. "Foreword." In Walker and Walker: The Law of Evidence in Scotland, edited by Ross, Margaret L. and Chalmers, James, 2nd ed., vii. Edinburgh: T&T Clark.

——. 2001a. "Preface." In The State of Scots Law: Law and Government After the Devolution Settlement, edited by Farmer, Lindsay and Veitch, Scott, v–vi. Edinburgh: Butterworths.

——. 2001b. "Stands Dicey Where He Did? Recent Constitutional Developments in the United Kingdom." South African Law Journal 118 (4): 631–642.

——. 2007. "Only Connect." Juridical Review: 163–178.

——. 2008. The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843. The Jean Clark Memorial Lectures. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

——. 2010a. "Judges and Academics in the United Kingdom." University of Queensland Law Journal 29 (1): 29–41.

——. 2010b. "Foreword." In Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon, edited by Chalmers, James, Leverick, Fiona, and Farmer, Lindsay, xvii–xix. Edinburgh Studies in Law 8. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.


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