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The Society welcomes donations to support research activities, such as that outlined in the Current Research Page of this Website. Anyone wishing to donate should download the following form: Forbes Fund Donation Form
We are very grateful to Professor Anne Twomey who delivered the 2019 Forbes Lecture on Wednesday 5 June 2019 . Further details are in the Forbes Lecture Page of the website.
Legal History Tutorials are well under way!!
This year’s programme of legal history tutorials began on 21 May 2019 with Dr Simon Chapple (Secretary of the Society) speaking on the topic: ‘Introduction to Australian Legal History’.
The other scheduled tutorials in this year’s series are:
History of Equity, to be delivered by the Hon J Campbell QC in two parts, on 6 and 13 August 2019.
Legalism in the Twentieth Century: the chameleon concept, on 3 September 2019, to be jointly delivered by:
Professor Mark Lunney - (Junior Vice President of the Society; Professor of Law, University of New England),
Dr Tanya Josev (Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Law
Dr Susan Bartie (Lecturer, University of Tasmania Faculty of Law)
Sydney Legal Precinct in 1914.
History of the Legal Profession in NSW, on 18 September 2019, to be delivered by The Chief Justice, the Hon T F Bathurst AC.
Latest edition of the Forbes Flyer prepared by David Ash is available now:
Click on: Forbes-Flyer-No-39-Winter-2019
The Flyer deals in part with the career of Pitt Cobbett and is well worth a read.
A Recent Publication of Note:
The result of a long term research project by Malcolm Oakes SC is now available. It is a List of non-practice published works by members of the New South Wales Bar. This is a fascinating account of the many contributions to Australian social and literary life made by barristers. It is well worth a look at the following link: List of non-practice published works by members of the NSW bar
The list is alphabetical by author and includes man well known barristers, including CEW Bean, HV Evatt, Ian Barker QC and many others.
RESULTS of the 2018 Essay Competition are available on the Essay Competition page of the Website. Prospective essayists are encouraged to begin researching possible topics for 2019!!!