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FREUND, Sir Otto Kahn-, 1900-1979, Professor of Legal Science


Reference code(s): GB 0097 KAHN-FREUND

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: FREUND, Sir Otto Kahn-, 1900-1979, Professor of Legal Science

Date(s): [1940-1979]

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 64 boxes

Name of creator(s): Freund | Sir | Otto Kahn- | 1900-1979 | Knight | Professor of Legal Science


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1900; educated at Goethe-Gymnasium, Frankfurt-am-Main, the University of Frankfurt, the University of Heidelberg, the University of Leipzig, and the University of London; Judge in German Courts, 1928-1933; Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple), 1936-; Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, and Reader in Law, London School of Economics, 1935-1961; Professor of Law, LSE, 1951-1964; Honorary Bencher, Middle Temple, 1969; Professor of Comparative Law, University of Oxford, 1964-1971; Emeritus Fellow, Brasenose College, 1971; Arthur Goodhart Professor of Legal Science, and Professorial Fellow, Cambridge University, 1975-1976; Honorary Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1977; Co-editor, Modern Law Review; Hon. President, International Society for Labour Law and Social Legislation; Member, Royal Commission on Trade Unions and Employers' Associations, 1965-1968; died 1979. Publications: A source-book on French law (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1973); Comparative Law as an academic subject (Clarendon Press, London, 1965); Labour and the law (Stevens, London, 1972); Labour law: old traditions and new developments (Clarke, Irwin and Co, Toronto/Vancouver, 1968); editor of Labour relations and the law (Stevens and Sons, London, 1965); Matrimonial property: where do we go from here? (University of Birmingham, 1971); The growth of internationalism in English private international law (Magnes Press, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1960); The law of carriage by inland transport (Stevens and Sons, London, 1939); editor of The institutions of private law and their social functions (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1949); Laws against strikes (Fabian Society, London, 1972); editor of Labour law and politics in the Weimar Republic (Blackwell, Oxford, 1981); Labour relations: heritage and adjustment (Oxford University Press, 1979).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Otto Kahn-Freund, [1940-1979], mainly relating to his work in the field of legal science, and comprising extensive working papers for publications and lectures, as well as correspondence with colleagues and friends.


Language/scripts of material: English, German

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Conditions governing access:

Closed until listed.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright retained by the donor and their heirs.

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Archival history:

Given by the family in 1982.

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Related material:

The British Library of Political and Economic Science Archives hold further material relating to Otto Kahn-Freund in the LSE Archives (Ref: Small LSE Deposits/12), and correspondence with Friedrich Mann, 1958-1978 (Ref: Coll Misc 0894).

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; Historical Manuscripts Commission National Register of Archives. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Nov 2000

Comparative law | Law
Legal systems | Law
Legal theory

Personal names
Freund | Sir | Otto | Kahn- | 1900-1979 | Knight | Professor of Legal Science x Kahn-Freund | Sir | Otto

Corporate names
LSE | London School of Economics and Political Science x London School of Economics and Political Science
University of Cambridge x Cambridge University
University of Oxford x Oxford University