Andrew Lewis's main areas of interest are Roman Law, Legal History and Jurisprudence.
He is Joint Organiser of the London Legal History Seminar and Area Editor for
Roman law for the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopaedia of Legal History. Since 2007
he has been Vice-Dean for Taught Programmes in the Faculty of Laws.
Research Andrew Lewis is currently working on an extended history of
the law of tithes from the eighth to the nineteenth century. He has recently
been engaged in the publication of two series of papers, one on The Zong for
the Journal of Legal History, now published, and a second on the Pitcairn Island
case, Christian v The Queen, under consideration by OUP. He has recently completed
an edition (with Dr Iris Cox) of Montesquieu's Collectio Juris for the Société
Montesquieu. An edition of Bentham's Introduction to the Rationale of Evidence
is pending with the Bentham Project.
“Martin Dockray and the Zong: A Tribute in the Form of a Chronology”
(2007) 28 JLH 357
“The Dutiful Legatee: Pliny, Letters V.1” in Beyond Dogmatics,
ed. John W. Cairns and Paul du Plessis, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press,
Ed (with Paul Brand and Paul Mitchell), Law in the City: proceedings of
the seventeenth British Legal History Conference, London, 2005 Dublin:
Four Courts Press, 2007
“When is a Tax not a Tax but a Tithe?” Studies in Tax Law II,
ed. J. Tiley, Oxford: Hart Publications, 2007, 235
“The College of Prebends at Endellion and the Living of Littleham
near Bideford” (2006) Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall,
“Advocatio: a postponement in iure” in Ex Iusta Causa,. UNISA,
South Africa, 2005
ed. (with Iris Cox) Montesquieu's Collectio Juris, two volumes (vols 11
& 12 of the Complete Works of Montesquieu), Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation,
"On not expecting the Spanish Inquisition: on the uses of Comparative
legal history"  Current Legal Problems, Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2005.
(with Michael Lobban) Law and History, Current Legal Issues, vol.
6, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
“Montesquieu between Law and History” in Law and History,
Lewis and Lobban, edd., 85
Current Teaching Undergraduate
World Legal Orders
Andrew Lewis welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students
in the field of legal history.