Wednesday, April 24, 2013

McSweeney to William & Mary Law

Congratulations to William & Mary Law for appointing the entry-level candidate Thomas McSweeney.  Professor McSweeney received his J.D. in 2005 and his Ph.D. in History in 2011 from Cornell, where he has been a Visiting Professor of Law.  "His book manuscript, tentatively titled, Priests of Justice: The Civil Law’s Role in the Development of the Early Common Law, looks at the ways English justices began to transform the administrative practices of the royal courts into a legal system using civil law as their model." He is the author of Property Before Property: Romanizing the English Law of Land, appears in the August 2012 issue of the Buffalo Law Review, and English Judges and Roman Jurists: The Civilian Learning Behind England’s First Case Law, appears in the August 2012 issue of the Temple Law Review.