Current Legal Problems was established after the Second World War as a series of public lectures on law. It is now regarded as the most significant series in the United Kingdom. Each year edited texts are reproduced in the form of a volume. This year's is the 53rd such volume. The range ofsubject-matter as ever is wide. Subjects explored include the relationship of law and justice, law and literature, the role of the judiciary, mistakes of law, the environment, health care, the EC's internal market and children. Amongst the contributors are James Boyd White of the University ofMichigan and Oxford's new Professor of Jurisprudence, John Gardner. A companion volume containing the proceedings of UCL's annual inter-disciplinary colloquium is published each year under the umbrella title Current Legal Issues: Law and Medicine was published in 2000; Law and Geography will bepublished in 2001.