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About anzlhswebsite

The Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society was formed in 1993. It is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who share an interest in the connections between law and history. The society grew out of the annual Law in History Conferences, which have been running since 1982. Members of the society include historians, lawyers, academics and others interested in the area. Most of the members live in Australia or New Zealand, but their areas of interest are not confined to the law in those places. The society is an incorporated association in New South Wales. Inc no. 1600224

Discount available on book A Legal History for Australia

A Legal History for Australia by Sarah McKibbin, Libby Connors and Marcus Harmes brings together Australian history, British constitutional history and modern Australian law. It is an accessible guide for Australian law students. The first part provides the social and … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS – British Legal History Conference 2022

The 25th British Legal History Conference 2022 In association with the Irish Legal History Society Queen’s University, Belfast 6-9 July 2022 LAW AND CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE Abstracts are invited for the 25th BRITISH LEGAL HISTORY CONFERENCE which is being run jointly … Continue reading

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MA scholarship in legal history

An MA Scholarship in Legal History at Victoria University of Wellington is available. You can check out full details at: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/scholarships/current/ma-scholarship-in-legal-history Closing date March 1 $17,000 stipend plus domestic tuition fees For more information email Dr Valerie Wallace at Valerie.wallace@vuw.ac.nz

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Generous gift to Kercher Scholarship

The ANLHS has received a generous gift from South Auckland law firm Kayes Fletcher Walker to the Kercher Scholarship fund. Kercher scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to postgraduate students for help defraying the cost of attending and … Continue reading

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40th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society

When: 3-4 December 2021 Where: University of Technology Sydney What: Tenuous Histories and Provable Pasts: How Legal Historians Create Knowledge CFP: Out soon. Accommodation and Registration: We will be providing information about accommodation and registration on this website well before the … Continue reading

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Sir Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History Prize

This prize is awarded for the best presentation by a higher degree research student or an early career researcher at the annual conference. This paper will be published, subject to the usual refereeing process, in law&history, the Society’s journal. The prize is … Continue reading

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Citation: ANZLHS, Annual Prize in Legal History 2020

Amanda Nettelbeck’s book Indigenous Rights and Colonial Subjecthood traces the development of indigenous rights and colonial governance systems across the British empire. It addresses what Nettelbeck describes as the ‘unresolved debates’ in the development of colonial legal systems at moments … Continue reading

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Legal History Symposium with Lisa Ford and Jessica Hinchy

Join us for the second of several symposia planned for 2020 and 2021 for Legal Histories of Empire. Our speakers: Lisa Ford: ‘The King’s Colonial Peace: Variable subjecthood and the transformation of empire’ This paper is drawn from my forthcoming book, … Continue reading

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AM for legal history professor

Professor Emeritus Wilfrid Prest AM FASSA FAHA was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education and to the law and legal history. Professor Prest is Emeritus Professor in History and Law at the University of … Continue reading

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New book – Lord Devlin

Lord Devlin by Justice John Sackar Lord Devlin was a leading lawyer of his generation. Moreover, he was one of the most recognised figures in the judiciary, thanks to his role in the John Bodkin Adams trial and the Nyasaland … Continue reading

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