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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellow's Seminar - The Emergence of Law

8th December 2014, 13:00 to 14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Peter Cane (Australian National College of Law)


Abstract: The early decades of the twentieth century were times of extraordinary political, social and economic upheaval resulting from social dislocation caused by war and financial crisis. In the US, the Depression, in particular, had a fundamental impact on the law governing judicial control of government. Its impact was much less in England and Australia. This seminar will explore possible explanations for this striking difference.


Fellows' seminars take place on Monday lunchtimes in the seminar room at Cosin's Hall.

Places are limited and so any academic colleagues interested in attending a seminar should contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

The aim of these seminars is to develop new thinking on the big issues that are of current concern/interest for the Fellows . Each Fellow is asked to present a core idea that informs their current work, or a problem that they are tackling, that could benefit from cross-disciplinary thinking. These seminars are informal and designed to encourage discussion.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.