” I think it an undeniable position that a competent knowledge of the laws of that society in which we live is the proper accomplishment of every gentleman and scholar
and a highly useful
I had almost said essential
part of a polite and liberal education”
He was the Vinerian Professor of Public Law in the University of Oxford.
He was also a barrister. He produced Commentaries on the laws of England. He is a celebrated jurisprudential scholar.