Adam Gearey




BA (Hons-English/History) (University of York), M.A. Socio-Legal Studies (University of Sheffield), CPE/LSF (Manchester Polytechnic), PhD (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Adam was appointed as a lecturer at Kent Law School in 1996, moving to the School of Law at Birkbeck in 1998, where he is now a Professor of Law.

In 2001-2002, he was a visiting professor in the Faculty of Law at Makerere University, Uganda; and in 2003 a visiting professor at the University of Pretoria. He is currently a visiting scholar at The Center for Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley and a visiting professor at the University of Peace, Costa Rica. His present project concerns political justice.

Professor Gearey is also active in teaching the external law degree offered by the University of London. He teaches jurisprudence for the School of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Hong Kong and also contributes to the weekend revision schools organised by the University of London.

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The Common Law of England and Wales is one of the major global legal traditions. In order to understand the common law, we need to deal with its history, and the development of its characteristic institutions like the jury, judge made law, parliamentary sovereignty and due process.

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