Professor Gerry Rubin appointed Emeritus Professor

Professor Gerry Rubin is to be appointed Emeritus Professor in acknowledgement of almost 40 years of distinguished academic service at Kent.

Professor Rubin was first appointed as a Lecturer at Kent Law School in January 1976. His new title will be conferred on him following his retirement on 1 August 2015.

As Emeritus Professor, Professor Rubin is likely to continue to be involved in the academic work of the Law School, where his research interests lie in: Military Law; Criminal Law and Evidence; the relationship between Law and Modern Social, Economic, Political and Military History; and the history of Criminal Justice in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

He will also become an ex officio member of the University’s Court which meets once a year.

Professor Rubin said: ‘Having taught at KLS for almost 40 years I could not have wished for a more exciting career, nor for a more stimulating environment in which, and a bunch of colleagues with whom, to engage with my academic pursuits. Hopefully, the beat goes on.’

Among Professor Rubin’s publications are the book Murder, Mutiny and the Military: British Court Martial Cases 1940-1966, published by Francis Boutle Publishers in 2005, and numerous articles and book chapters. His most recent book chapter, written in 2014, was ‘The Last Word on the Capital Courts Martial Controversy in Britain?’ for Military Justices and World Wars (published by Presses Universitaires de Louvain).

Recent articles have included: ‘Civilian Detective Doctrine in the 1930s and its Transmission to the Military Police in 1940-42’ for Law, Crime and History; ‘Pre-Dating Vicky Pryce: The Peel Case (1922) and the Origins of the Marital Coercion Statutory Defence’ for Legal Studies; and ‘The Scourge of the Swastika and Lord Russell of Liverpool’s Sensational Resignation from the Judge Advocate General’s Office in the United Kingdom’ for the New Zealand and Australian Armed Forces Law Review. He has recently completed a paper for publication entitled ‘Dennis Potter, Allan Moore and Arthur Rouse x 3: Literary Legacies of the Blazing Car Murder, 1930’.

A former chair of the UK Group International Society for Military Law and Law of War, Professor Rubin has also served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Law and History Review (US).

For more information about Professor Rubin’s research and publications, visit his staff profile page.

Professor Rubin will be the School’s third Emeritus Professor, Professor Steve Uglow having been conferred the title in August 2014 and Professor Wade Mansell having been conferred the title earlier this year.