Professor James S Read's papers

Quantity: 7 boxes
Access: papers in A.ALT 11, A.CLEA 3 and A.SPTL 26 open. Access to papers in A.UKNCCL 3 is not yet determined

Biographical Note

James Read graduated in Law from the University of London in 1953 and qualified as a barrister in 1954. He has been Assistant Lecturer in law at UCL (1956-1958), Lecturer in African Law, SOAS (1958-1965), Senior Lecturer in Law, the University College, Dar-es-Salaam (1963-1966), Reader in African Law, SOAS (1964-1975) and Professor of Comparative Public Law with special reference to Africa at SOAS from 1974.

Professor Read was Joint Honorary Secretary of the UKNCCL (1969-1973), Honorary Secretary of the SPTL (1972-1975) and Chairman of the CLEA (1977-1983); his official papers relating to these activities were deposited by Professor Read in the Records of Legal Education Archives in 1997, along with some other papers and publications. He has also deposited papers in the University of London Archives.

Papers in the Records of Legal Education Archives

One class of papers, A.READ 1, comprises Professor Read's papers as a member of the Advisory Committee on Legal Education; these papers are listed below. The remaining papers deposited by Professor Read have been placed in the archive of the appropriate organisation, and should be sought in the class lists of those organisations as follows:-


Class Ref Dates Description

A.ALT11

1967-1972

Papers, with some correspondence, sent to James Read as an ALT member

A.CLEA3

1974-1986

Correspondence and papers of james Read as CLEA Chairman, and other papers

A.SPTL26

1963-1986

Correspondence and papers of James Read as an officer of the SPTL

A.UKNCCL3

1965-1973

Correspondence and papers of Joint Honorary Secretaries, including James Read (Hon Secretary 1969-1973)

Professor Read also donated a quantity of copies of ALT, CLE and SPTL publications, which have been added to existing holdings.


READ ARCHIVES: CLASS LIST

A.READ 1: ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON LEGAL EDUCATION AGENDA, MINUTES AND PAPERS AND RELATED CORRESPONDENCE, 1972-1975

Quantity: 1 box
Access: closed until 2005

The Advisory Committee on Legal Education (ACLE) was established in 1971 by the Senate of the Four Inns of Court in conjunction with the Law Society. It came into being as a result of the recommendations of the Ormrod Committee, which concluded that communication between the profession and the various Law faculties and departments was inadequate. Its brief was to consult with and advise the Senate of the Four Inns, the Law Society and the universities, polytechnics and colleges of further education on all matters affecting the education and training of candidates for entry to the legal profession. During its lifetime the Committee prepared several reports on legal education. Copies will be found in most Law Libraries.

The Committee's membership comprised a Chairman nominated by the Lord Chancellor, four members of the Inns of Court, four members of the Law Society and eight representatives of law teachers from the universities, polytechnics and colleges of further education. The law teachers were usually nominated by the ALT and the SPTL.

Professor Read was a member of ACLE from its inception until 1975, representing the SPTL. The papers listed below consist of his copies of Committee minutes and papers, some annotated, with relevant correspondence. The records are closed for 30 years in accordance with the regulations of the General Council of the Bar and the Law Society.

Ref Dates Description

A.READ1/1

1972-1973

ACLE agenda, minutes and papers, with related correspondence

A.READ1/2

1974

ACLE agenda, minutes and papers, with related correspondence

A.READ1/3

1975

ACLE agenda, minutes and papers, with related correspondence and ACLE reports

You can search records for the Papers deposited by Professor James S Read, law teacher on the SHLs Archives Catalogue.

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