UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws lecturer receives Selden Society David Yale Prize

13 January 2014

Ian Williams has been awarded the David Yale prize by the Selden Society.

Ian Williams

The prize is given every two years to ‘a young scholar for a distinguished contribution to the history of the laws and legal institutions of England and Wales’.

The Selden Society is a learned society and publisher solely devoted to English legal history and Ian’s success was for his paper: ‘Developing a Prerogative Theory for the Authority of the Chancery: the French Connection’. Presented in 2013 at the British Legal History Conference, the paper will be published in the proceedings for that conference.

Commenting on the award, Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Dean of UCL Laws said: “This award deservedly recognises the achievements of one of our faculty members. It underlines the expertise of our staff and the value they add to the student experience at UCL Laws.”