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Professor Gary Watt

Professor Gary Watt

Professor Gary Watt teaches in the School of Law at The University of Warwick. He was named ‘Law Teacher of the Year’ in 2009 and made a National Teaching Fellow in 2010.

He is the co-founding editor of the journal, Law and Humanities and his books on law and literature include Equity Stirring: The Story of Justice Beyond Law (Oxford: Hart, 2009) and the collection Shakespeare and the Law (Oxford: Hart, 2008, co-edited with P. Raffield) which arose from a major international conference held at Warwick. He has also written for the Times Literary Supplement and BBC Radio 3, and regularly leads rhetoric workshops at the RSC.

Recent papers related to Dickens include ‘The Character of Social Connection in Law and Literature: Lessons from Bleak House’, International Journal of Law in Context (2009); ‘The Equity of Esther Summerson’, Law and Humanities (2009); ‘The Origin of Jarndyce and Jarndyce’, TLS (2009) and ‘Hard cases, hard times and the humanity of law’ in Jonathan Bate (ed.) The Public Value of The Humanities (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2011).

He is the author of core texts in law, including Trusts and Equity 5th edition (Oxford: OUP, 2012).

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