JSI Seminar: Primary Duty = Secondary Duty?

JSI Seminar: Primary Duty = Secondary Duty? This event is being held online and in-person at Sydney Law School. Speaker: Professor Claudio Michelon, Edinburgh Law School This paper addresses one of the central questions in the law of torts: what is the relationship between the primary duty and the secondary (or remedial) duty? The two …

Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference

Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference Registration is now open for the annual conference of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy, which will be hosted by the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence at The University of Sydney Law School on 14 and 15 July 2022. Keynote lectures will be delivered by Professor Kirsty Gover (University of …

JSI Seminar: The Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation

JSI Seminar: The Modern Approach to Statutory Interpretation Speaker: Professor Dale Smith, The University of Melbourne It is now common, in Australia and in a number of other jurisdictions, to speak of “the modern approach to statutory interpretation”. Many of the details of this approach are unclear or contested. However, the modern approach consists at …

JSI Seminar: Louise Richardson-Self & Gabrielle Mardon, “Stuck in Suffering: A Philosophical Exploration of Violence”

JSI Seminar: Louise Richardson-Self & Gabrielle Mardon, “Stuck in Suffering: A Philosophical Exploration of Violence” Speakers: Louise Richardson-Self, University of Tasmania and Gabrielle Mardon, PhD candidate, University of Tasmania This paper considers and evaluates some of the elastic applications of the term “violence”. Some of the most well-known applications are structural, symbolic, epistemic, psychosocial, and …

JSI Seminar: Legislative Intent: A Rational Unity Account

JSI Seminar: Legislative Intent: A Rational Unity Account (co-authored with David Tan, Deakin University) PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD ONLINE AND IN-PERSON AT SYDNEY LAW SCHOOL. Speaker: Associate Professor Stephanie Collins, Monash University Does the legislature have intentions concerning the effects of legislation? If so, how can that intent be gleaned? Existing theories …

JSI Seminar: Fidelity to Real-World Politics: Political Realism under Conditions of Modernity

JSI Seminar: Fidelity to Real-World Politics: Political Realism under Conditions of Modernity Speaker: Lukas Opacic, Sydney Law School In recent years, the debate between political moralists and political realists has enjoyed increasing relevance within the philosophical literature, and this presentation adds another voice to that debate. Lukas Opacic begins by outlining what he regards as …

JSI Seminar: Law’s People

JSI Seminar: Law’s People Speaker: Dr Susan Bartie, University of Tasmania Alice Erh-Soon Tay was appointed as Challis Professor of Jurisprudence at the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney in 1975. She became the first Asian-Australian and second woman to become a law professor at an Australian university. Her appointment brought with it a …

JSI Seminar: Expertise for the End of History: The Rise of Comparative Constitutional Law in the 1990s

JSI Seminar: Expertise for the End of History: The Rise of Comparative Constitutional Law in the 1990s Speaker: Dr Dylan Lino, University of Queensland Since the 1990s, the fortunes of comparative constitutional law as a field of scholarly enquiry have risen stratospherically. In accounting for the field’s rapid ascent and consolidation, scholars typically identify as …