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Sunday, June 5, 2011

McLaren and Backhouse featured speakers at Legal History Conference in Brisbane

Here's the announcement and call for papers via Andrew Buck on H-Law:

CFP: Law and History conference

*30th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society*

CFP: 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 [ed. note: for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History]), and Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission.

Also, by special arrangement with the American Society for Legal History, we will be including 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 including expression of interest for proposals 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 at by 14 July 2011.

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