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Legal History Turns

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Edited by: Karen Schultz

ISBN13: 9781760020491
Published: December 2015
Publisher: The Federation Press
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: Price on Application



This volume concerns legal history turns – that is, new directions or volte-faces in legal history and its interdisciplinarity. Legal history turns include deviations from historically-situated interpretations and practices in law and legal scholarship. The papers in this volume grew from the Griffith Law School’s Legal History Seminar Series, a public lecture initiative intended to contribute to the interest in legal history of the profession, judiciary, academe, and the public. Written by a cast that includes authors with internationally-impressive legal history credentials, this collection illustrates legal history turns’ dynamism and diversity, and is introduced with a foreword by The Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel AC. The papers, in the order of presentation in the collection, are:

  • Dr Karen Schultz on Turns’ topics and optics
  • Professor Emeritus John McLaren on the Comparative Turn
  • Associate Professor Penny Crofts on the Identic Turn
  • Professor Mark Finnane on the Narrative Turn
  • Professor The Honourable William Gummow AC on the Constitutional Turn
  • Professor Emeritus David Saunders on the Biographical Turn
  • Professor Jim Phillips on the Contextual Turn

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Subjects:
Legal History, Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Contents:
Foreword
The Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC
Preface
Karen Schultz
Legal History Turns: Topics and Optics
Karen Schultz
Chasing the Chimera: Rule of Law in the British Empire and the Comparative Turn in Legal History
John McLaren
The Identic Turn: The Culpability of Accessories and Perpetrators
Penny Crofts
A Politics of Prosecution: The Conviction of Wonnerwerry and the Exoneration of Jerry Durack in Western Australia 1898
Mark Finnane
The Australian Constitution and the End of Empire – A Century of Legal History
The Hon William Gummow AC
The Biographical Turn: Lord Nottingham, His Case
David Saunders
The Many Meanings of Judicial Independence: Examples from British North America
Jim Phillips