Biography

B.A. (Cantab) 1969, Barrister (MT) 1971

Research and scholarship

In recent years Ray has focused in particular on the legal history of British India. 

Ray's special interests are in Modern Legal History and Property Law. He teaches in the area of Property Law.

Teaching

Land 1

Employment Law

Cocks RCJ Sustaining the Character of a Judge: Conflict within the Legal thought of British India, Journal of Legal History, Vol. 35, Number 1, April 2014, Online 04 March 2014, pp. 44-67.

Rights and Power in Nineteenth Century India: Exploring an Unstable Relationship, in C Macmillan and C Smith (Editors), Challenges to Authority and the Recognition of Rights, Cambridge 2018, pp. 296-320.

Selected Publications

  • Cocks RCJ. 2016. An independent Colonial Judiciary: A History of the Bombay High Court during the British Raj, 1862-1947. The JOurnal of Legal History, 103-105. doi> link>
  • Cocks RCJ. 2011. The Middle Temple in the Nineteenth Century. In History of the Middle Temple. Harvey O (Ed.). Hart.
  • Cocks RCJ. 2011. The New Associate Member from the University of Khartoum: African Dimensions. International Journal of the Legal Profession, vol. 18(1-2), 109-119.
  • Cocks RCJ. 2010. Statutes, Law Reform, and Control. In 1820-1914: Fields of Development, The Oxford History of the Laws of England. Cornish W, Anderson S, Cocks R, Lobban M, Polden P, Smith K (Eds.). (vol. XIII). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cownie F and Cocks RCJ. 2009. 'A Great and Noble Occupation!': The History of the Society of Legal Scholars. Oxford: Hart.

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Books

  • Cownie F and Cocks RCJ. 2009. 'A Great and Noble Occupation!': The History of the Society of Legal Scholars. Oxford: Hart.
  • Cocks R. 2004. Sir Henry Maine A Study in Victorian Jurisprudence. Cambridge University Press.

Journal Articles

  • Cocks RCJ. 2016. An independent Colonial Judiciary: A History of the Bombay High Court during the British Raj, 1862-1947. The JOurnal of Legal History, 103-105. doi> link>
  • Cocks RCJ. 2011. The New Associate Member from the University of Khartoum: African Dimensions. International Journal of the Legal Profession, vol. 18(1-2), 109-119.
  • COCKS RCJ. 2004. Power, Policy and Co-ordination in Law Reform: a Civil Servant and Town Planning Law, 1929–1930. Liverpool Law Review, vol. 25(1), 1-28. doi>
  • COCKS RCJ. 2002. Social Roles and Legal Rights: Three Women in Early Nineteenth-Century India. Journal of Legal History, vol. 23(2), 77-106. doi>
  • COCKS RCJ. 2001. Ram, Rab and the civil servants: a lawyer and the making of the 'Great Education Act 1944'. Legal Studies, vol. 21(1), 15–35. doi>
  • COCKS RCJ. 2001. Enforced Creativity: Noel Hutton and the New Law for Development Control, 1945-47. Journal of Legal History, vol. 22(1), 21-54. doi>
  • Cocks RCJ. Dewigged, Bothered, and Bewildered: British Colonial Judges on Trial, 1800-1900, Journal of Legal History, Vol 33, 2012, pp. 243-246. Journal of Legal History.
  • Cocks RCJ. Law's History: American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History, Journal of Legal History, Vol 34, 2013, pp. 329-331. Journal of Legal History.
  • Cocks RCJ. Sustaining the Character of a Judge: Conflict Within the Legal Thought of British India, Journal of Legal History, Online 04 March 2014, pp. 44-67. Journal of Legal History.

Chapters

  • Cocks RCJ. 2011. The Middle Temple in the Nineteenth Century. In History of the Middle Temple. Harvey O (Ed.). Hart.
  • Cocks RCJ. 2010. Statutes, Law Reform, and Control. In 1820-1914: Fields of Development, The Oxford History of the Laws of England. Cornish W, Anderson S, Cocks R, Lobban M, Polden P, Smith K (Eds.). (vol. XIII). Oxford: Oxford University Press.