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Professor AW Brian Simpson, 1931-2011

Professor AW Brian Simpson

Professor AW Brian Simpson

21 January 2011

Professor AW Brian Simpson, a Visiting Chair at the University’s School of Law, died on 10 January 2011. The School of Law offers this tribute.

It is with great sadness that we report that Professor AW Brian Simpson died on 10 January 2011 at his home in Sandwich, Kent.

Following a successful career in both the United Kingdom and the United States, he retired to England and accepted a Visiting Chair at the University of Bristol’s School of Law in 2009. Professor Simpson was a leading scholar whose expertise covered areas as diverse as human rights, legal history and the common law.

His erudition, wit, sense of humour and generosity made him a distinguished scholar, a popular teacher, a wonderful colleague and a good friend. He will be missed sorely.


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