John William Salmond

John William Salmond

Sir John William Salmond, (3 December 1862 - 19 September 1924) was a legal scholar based in New Zealand and Australia.

He was the author of several legal texts:
*Jurisprudence or the Theory of the Law (1902) [cite book
title=Jurisprudence, Or, The Theory of the Law
author=John William Salmond
publisher=Stevens and Haynes
*The Law of Torts (1907) [cite book
title=The Law of Torts
author=John William Salmond
publisher=Stevens and Haynes
*Principles of the Law of Contracts (1927) with P. H. Winfield. [cite book
title=Principles of the Law of Contracts
author=John William Salmond, James Williams
publisher=The Carswell Company, limited; [etc., etc.]

Salmond studied as a Gilchrist scholar at University College London.

He was professor of law at the University of Adelaide Law School from 1896 to December 1905.

In 1920, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of New Zealand. He represented New Zealand at the Washington Naval Conference from November 1921 to February 1922.

The Law Library at the University of Adelaide Law School is named in his honor. [cite web|url=|title=History of The Sir John Salmond Library|work=University of Adelaide Law School website|accessdate=2008-04-12]


*Diane Langmore, 'Salmond, Sir John William (1862 - 1924)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 11, Melbourne University Press, 1988, pp 512-513.

*J. J. Pascoe (ed), History of Adelaide and Vicinity (Adel, 1901).
*McLintock, A. H. (ed.), An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, vol 3, R. E. Owen, Government Printer, (Wellington, 1966).
*A. Castles et al (eds), Law on North Terrace (Adel, 1983).
*Honorary Magistrate, Jan 1966; Observer (Adelaide), 29 May 1897.
*Times (London), 22 Feb 1924.
*letter to W. R. Phillips 9 Aug 1904, S. J. Way letter book (State Library of South Australia)

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