Private Law, Public Lives: 30th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society

Call for Papers

The 30th annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History will be held in Brisbane, Australia, 12-13 December 2011. The 2011 conference theme – 'Private Law, Public Lives' – examines the social dimensions of private law in history. Proposals are invited from scholars in the fields of law, history and related disciplines. Proposals from all jurisdictions are welcome. Proposals on non-theme related topics in legal history also welcomed.

Highlights of this year’s conference include twin keynote speakers: Professor John McLaren, Professor Emeritus of the Law School, University of Victoria, BC, Canada, and author of the forthcoming Dewigged, Bothered and Bewildered: British Colonial Judges on Trial (University of Toronto Press, 2011), and Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission.

Also, by special arrangement with the American Society for Legal History, the conference will include a panel from the ASLH, including, among others, Professor Contance Backhouse, Distinguished University of Professor, University of Ottawa President of the ASLH and Professor Chris Tomlins, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine.

Further information is available from the conference website:

Paper proposals, including paper title, abstract (300 words max.) and brief author bio, should be sent by email to the Conference Committee by 14 July 2011.

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