Donald W. Sutherland

Donald W. Sutherland


Professor of History and Law

Biographical Information

Professor Sutherland received his B.A. degree from Swarthmore College in 1953. He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and later earned a D. Phil. in Modern History from Oxford in 1957.

Professor Sutherland came directly from Oxford to the Department of History at The University of Iowa, where he was appointed Instructor in 1958, promoted to Assistant Professor in 1960, Associate Professor in 1964, and Professor in 1967. In 1982, Professor Sutherland was appointed Professor of History and Law, and was named Carver Professor of History and Law in 1985. He died in 1986. A memorial is published at 72 Iowa Law Review 463 (1986-1987).



Donald W. Sutherland, editor. The Eyre of Northamptonshire. 3-4 Edward III. AD 1329-1330. London: Seldon Society, Volume 1, 1983.


Donald W. Sutherland, The Brotherhood and the Rivalry of English Lawyers in the General Eyres. 31 American Journal of Legal History 1 (1987).

Book Reviews

Donald Sutherland. Mortmain Legislation and the English church, 1279-1500. 71 The Catholic Historical Review 644 (1985).
Donald Sutherland. Records of the General Eyre by David Crook. 5 Journal of Legal History 181 (1984).
Royal Justice and the Medieval English Countryside: The Huntingdonshire Eyre of 1286, the Ramsey Abbey Banlieu Court of 1287, and the Assizes of 1287-88 by Anne Reiber DeWindt and Edwin Brezette DeWindt. 88 The American Historical Review 373 (1983).
Donald Sutherland. Manual of Law French by J.H. Baker. 26 American Journal of Legal History 85 (1982).