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Legal History Turns

Legal History Turns

Edited by Karen Schultz

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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

Legal History Turns is a special issue (Volume 33 No 1) of the journal Law in Context. You can purchase a single copy of this issue through this page, or subscribe to the journal from the journal page.


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

   

Published 21 December 2015
Publisher The Federation Press
Paperback/136pp
ISBN 9781760020491
Australian RRP $49.95
International Price $45.00
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