The Alan Watson Foundation is introducing the Ancient and Premodern Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem pages on our website. This section is edited by Dr. Arlette David, a legal scholar and lecturer in Egyptology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a friend of the Alan Watson Foundation and has an extensive record of cooperation with the University of Belgrade School of Law.
Dr. Arlette David is also the moderator of the Ancient Law Forum Group and one of the founders of the Israeli Forum for the Research in Legal History of the Ancient and Pre-Industrial World.
The Alan Watson Foundation is introducing Dr. Prakash Shah, a new member of the AWF International Advisory Board. Dr. Shah is a specialist in immigration, refugee and nationality law, ethnic minorities and diasporas in law, and comparative law with special reference to South Asians.
He is Senior Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Dr Shah was Lecturer at SOAS, University of London, and Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Dr. Shah is managing editor of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Discrimination and Law .
As a member of our board, he will lead new sections on our website pertinent to his research interests.
Dr. Paul du Plessis, legal academic from the Edinburgh Law School, who is a founding member of the International Advisory Board of the Alan Watson Foundation, was special guest of the University of Belgrade School of Law. He is devoted to the study of Roman law, the relationship between law and history as well as between law and society in a historical context.
As part of his activities in Belgrade, Dr. Paul du Plessis presented a public lecture entitled “Theory and Practice in the Roman Law of Contracts” on Friday, March 28, which was followed by an academic debate.
One of the major goals of his visit to Belgrade was also the expansion of the Foundation and its activities. As agreed with Professor Sima Avramovic, Dr. Paul du Plessis will be the editor of a new Roman law section within the AWF website. He will also become a member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade – Journal of Legal and Social Sciences.