Jeffrey Hackney

Fellow at Wadham and St Edmund Hall

Other affiliations

St Edmund Hall


Jeffrey Hackney has been a member of the Faculty since 1964, first as Fellow and Tutor in Law at St Edmund Hall and then at Wadham College. His teaching and research interests were  in property law and legal history but he now restricts his legal interests to Roman law and in particular the way in which the Romans tackled problems which they shared in common with the early common lawyers and their present day successors.  He has been a visiting professor at a number of North American universities and  the Sorbonne and for fifteen years, in association with the National Judicial College, organised continuing education conferences in Oxford for visiting American judges. He spent a large part of the early 1990s in University adminstration, chairing amongst other things the Libraries Board, the General Board of the Faculties and the University's Disciplinary Court. He was previously a founder-director of the New Law Publishing Company which pioneered same-day reporting of judicial decisions in the superior courts in property and commercial law.  He teaches Roman law for three colleges.

Research Interests

Roman Law

Research projects & programmes

Roman Law