BA (Oxford), PhD (Oxford)

(Deceased), 1997-09-22
Law and Legal Studies

"In 1949, Fleming emigrated with his young family to Canberra, Australia, for a position at Canberra University College. He flourished in this, his third home country, and in 1956 he became the founding father and Dean of the Law School at the Australian National University. There he published the first edition of The Law of Torts, which promptly won him international acclaim. Justice Allen M. Linden, of the Federal Court of Canada and a former student of Fleming's, has said that Fleming's book "has been the bible for Canadian law students and judges for more than 40 years." In 1985 Fleming received an honorary doctorate in law from Canada's York University.

After living some ten years in Australia, Fleming was wooed away to America. Following a year's visiting professorship at the University of California at Berkeley, a permanent position was extended that Fleming tried to accept. But diplomatic complications forced him to return to Australia for two years before he was eventually able to resettle in California."

University of California