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‘A More Public Scene’ (1758–61)

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Despite his unopposed election to the Vinerian chair, and an acclaimed inaugural lecture on The Study of the Law, Professor Blackstone's standing in the university, even his own All Souls College, ... More


‘Hopes of Advancement’ (1761–66)

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Blackstone was now fully committed to a career at the London bar, and enjoyed some measure of success, both as an advocate and in out-of-court practice. He nevertheless continued lecturing at Oxford, ... More


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