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1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Westlake, John

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WESTLAKE, JOHN (1828-1913), English jurist, was born at Lostwithiel, Cornwall, Feb. 4 1828. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1850. He was called to the bar in 1854, and attained a great reputation as an authority on international law. In 1874 he became a Q.C. and bencher of Lincoln's Inn, and in 1885 successfully contested the Romford division of Essex in the Liberal interest. In 1888 he became professor of international law at the university of Cambridge, a position which he held until 1908. He was also an hon. president of the Institute of International Law, and from 1900 to 1906 a member of the Hague arbitration court. He died at Chelsea April 14 1913.

His works include A Treatise on Private International Law, or the Conflict of Laws (1858; 5th ed. 1912); Chapters on the Principles of International Law (1894); International Law, Part I., Peace (1904; 2nd ed. 1910); Part II., War (1907).