Monroe Price – More than just a legal scholar

By | 12 January 2015

Readers of this blog will probably know of Monroe Price as a prominent legal scholar, chiefly in the area of media law.  He was the founding director of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme was named in his honour.  His latest book, Free Expression, Globalism and the New Strategic Communication, was published last month by Cambridge University Press.

However, he is also a man of wider interests.  I have had the pleasure of talking to him on various occasions over the years, and have long known of his interest in art.  But I now see that he is a serious art collector and that he and his wife have given or lent a large number of Mexican prints and posters to the Yale University Art Gallery.  These constitute the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection from which about fifty works are currently on display in an exhibition, Vida y Drama de México, which continues until 1 February, after which the information about it will (presumably) remain on the gallery website under “Past exhibitions”.

(Aimée Brown Price is an art historian and a leading authority on an important but not-so-well-known French artist, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898).  See e.g.

The international rounds of the Price Moot Court competition will be held in Oxford from 24 to 27 March 2015, mostly in the St Cross Building but with the final in Rhodes House.

By Ronald Richenburg