Sir John Laws (1945 - 2020)
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing on 5th April 2020 of Sir John Grant McKenzie Laws PC, Lord Justice of Appeal from 1999 to 2016. Sir John was the Goodhart Visiting Professor of Legal Science at the University of Cambridge from 2016 to 2017, and an Honorary Fellow of Robinson College. Sir John was a great friend of the College and spent many happy hours in the company of both Fellows and students, especially during his year as the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in the Law faculty. He will be greatly missed.
Dr Brian Sloan, Robinson's Fellow in Law, remarked: “This is extremely sad news. Sir John was a legal giant, but also the kindest and most sociable of people. At Robinson we enjoyed his tenure as Goodhart Professor as much as he clearly did. He’ll be much missed. Requiescat in pace.”
Sir John Laws’ obituary can be found here: The Guardian 5th April 2020.
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