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Debtors' Colony

I am closing out my first week as an intern at the Fairfax County Historic Courthouse’s Historic Records Division. This will also be my first time ever having performed serious archival research. 333 more words


Marc Trabsky on Law, Death Masks and Ned Kelly at Bendigo on 30 May 2015

Marc Trabsky, Lecturer at La Trobe Law School will be presenting a guest lecture on Ned Kelly’s remains – ‘Death Masks and the Visual Regime of the Coroner’s Office’ – at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre on Saturday 30 May 2015. 92 more words


Lord Chancellors – learned in the law?

Our Director, Dr Paul Seaward, reflects on the Lord Chancellor’s legal experience…

Michael Gove was sworn in as Lord Chancellor on Tuesday, resplendent in the gold-trimmed gown of the office… 741 more words


Goodby Mike, Hello Judge

I have written before about Myron (Mike) Bright, a judge, but not just any judge, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. 433 more words

Sobecki, "Unwritten Verities"

This March, Notre Dame University Press released the fascinating looking volume, Unwritten Verities: The Making of England’s Vernacular Legal Culture, 1463-1549, by Sebastian Sobecki (University of Groningen). 263 more words

Scholarship Roundup

Centres of Worlds: On International Law and Maps

Recently, I had the intention to engage with a call for papers entitled “International Law’s Objects: Emergence, Encounter and Erasure through Object and Image”. Unfortunately, in light of doctoral writing and other publication timelines, it became clear that it was unlikely that I could give the proposed contribution the attention it required. 1,718 more words