11 December 2011

NOTICE: Griffith Law School’s Legal History Seminar Series

Information on the Griffith Law School (Australia) Legal History Seminar Series. The Series:

is a gesture to the interdisciplinary turns in legal history, and a contribution to the innovation at the heart of much contemporary legal history scholarship.

The Griffith Law School Legal History Seminar Series

The LHSS aims to showcase legal history’s international and comparative flavour; it welcomes all who are interested in legal history’s present and future significance. Its aim is to participate in reinvigorating, and enlivening, an interest in the critically reflective directions of legal history, both in Queensland and elsewhere.

The Organising Committee hopes that the LHSS will draw, as an audience, practitioners, judges, students, academics and members of the public with an interest in new directions in legal history. We will welcome your attendance.

The LHSS’s program bridges a significant time – 2011 to 2012 marks the sesquicentennial of the Queensland Supreme Court (2011), the twentieth-year anniversary of the Griffith Law School (2012), and the thirtieth Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society (2012).

Topics and Speakers

The LHSS will comprise six seminars by leading legal history scholars on new directions in legal history topics, with an interdisciplinary turn. Our sixth topic and speaker will be confirmed in the future. The current program is outlined here.

The first seminar is especially interesting to ESCLH members. Professor Emeritus John McLaren (University of Victoria, Canada) topic is "Widening the Lens from Local to Comparative Colonial Legal History: The Growth of Legal Cultures in Australia and Canada". The date of the seminar is 13 December 2011.

Hat tip to the Legal History Blog.

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