Lord Mansfield. To Be a Judge! Meeting with prof. Jerzy Zajadło

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Lord Mansfield was indeed astonishing, in ninety cases out of a hundred he was right, and if he was wrong, only one lawyer in a hundred was able to recognise it. Join us for a meeting with the author of Lord Mansfield. To Be a Judge! prof. Jerzy Zajadło.

The book about Lord Mansfield is a journey through history: law, jurisprudence and politics of 18th century England. Professor Jerzy Zajadło discusses the judge's rulings in a very attractive way, proving the correctness of the conviction of Edward Thurlow, Lord Chancellor, that 'Lord Mansfield was indeed astonishing, in ninety cases out of a hundred he was right, and if he was wrong, only one lawyer in a hundred was able to recognise it'. It is the judge's overly accurate rulings that become the main character of the book. With accessible language, Professor Zajadło brings readers closer to the knowledge of courts, judging and the philosophy of law. The book was published in 2020 in Polish by the University of Gdańsk Publishing House. In April this year, the premiere of the English-language version took place.

On Thursday, May 14, at 16:30, we invite you to a discussion with prof. Jerzy Zajadło about the book Lord Mansfield. To Be a Judge!, published by University of Gdańsk Publishing House. The meeting will be held through the MS Teams platform. Dr Tomasz Snarski will talk with the author.

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Prof. dr hab. Jerzy Zajadło - lawyer, philosopher and theoretician of law, professor of legal sciences in the Department of Theory and Philosophy of State and Law. Author and editor of scientific publications on law, in particular on contemporary German philosophy of law, the methodological status of the philosophy of law and the philosophy of international law. Winner of many awards, among them the Tadeusz Kotarbiński Award, granted for the book "Minima luridica. Refleksje o pewnych (nie)oczywistościach prawniczych". (Arche, University of Gdańsk Publishing House, 2019) in the category of outstanding scientific work in the humanities.

Dr Tomasz Snarski - lawyer and philosopher, barrister and poet, assistant professor at the Chair of Substantive Criminal Law and Criminology of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk, author of scientific publications on criminal law and philosophy of law, community activist. Awarded by the Gdańsk Scientific Society and the Mayor of Gdańsk for outstanding achievements of young scientists in the field of social sciences and humanities.

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