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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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Francis Forbes Society – Ninth Annual Plunkett Lecture

A reminder that the Ninth Annual Plunkett Lecture will be delivered by Dr John McLaughlin AM on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 5:15pm. The JH Plunkett Lecture honours the memory of one of this State’s pivotal Attorneys General. John Hubert Plunkett (1802-1869) arrived in … Continue reading

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Conference registration open

Registration for the 39th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society is now open and can be completed here If you have not already seen it, the programme for the event can be downloaded below … Continue reading

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