It has been announced that Peter Mirfield, Sir David Lewis Tutor and Fellow in Law at Jesus College and C.U.F. Lecturer in Law will become the editor of the Law Quarterly Review in January 2014.
The Law Quarterly Review was founded in 1885 (two years before the Harvard Law Review). Its founder and first Editor was the Rt Hon Sir Frederick Pollock, Bart. He remained Editor until 1919, when he was succeeded by A.E. Randall, a barrister who unfortunately died in 1925. Sir Frederick returned to edit two issues, after which he was succeeded (in 1925) by A.L. Goodhart, K.B.E., Q.C. (as he later became) then a member of the Cambridge Law Faculty, who came to Oxford in 1931 as Professor of Jurisprudence and was later Master of University College. Professor Goodhart was succeeded in 1971 by HH P.V. Baker Q.C., who retired as Editor in 1987. Professor Francis Reynolds Q.C., Emeritus Fellow of Worcester College, has been Editor of the journal since that time. It has thus had five Editors in 128 years.
The Law Quarterly Review provides authoritative and critical analysis on a broad range of legal issues and its articles are frequently cited as sources of influence by courts across the world.