The seminars are an opportunity for interested parties to hear presentations on different aspects on Legal History from some of the state’s senior academics and judicial officers in a relaxed atmosphere. The tutorials and interesting on both a professional and personal levels.
All tutorials will be presented in the Banco Court (on Level 13 of the Law Courts Building in Queen’s Square, Sydney), save that Allsop CJ will present his tutorial in the Federal Court of Australia on Level 21.
The program will commence on 5 May 2015 and conclude on 4 November 2015, with a break in the middle of the year to accommodate other fixtures in the legal profession’s education calendar.
All tutorials will commence at 5:10 pm and conclude no later than 6:10 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
The tutorials are open to all members and friends of the Forbes Society without charge. Enquiries about the tutorials can be directed to Mary-Ann de Mestre, Tipstaff to Lindsay J, on telephone (02) 9779 7263 or via email at <Mary-Ann_de_Mestre@courts.nsw.gov.au.>
The program, as revised, comprises the following tutorials:
(1) An Introduction to Australian Legal History by Emeritus Professor Bruce Kercher (introduced by the Hon Keith Mason AC, QC): Tuesday, 5 May 2015.
(2) An Introduction to Roman Law by Justice Arthur Emmett: Thursday, 21 May 2015.
(3) The History of Property Law by the Hon John Bryson QC: Tuesday, 2 June 2015.
(4) The History of Criminal Law by Justice Richard Button and Nick Cowdery QC: Tuesday, 16 June 2015.
(5) The History of Contract Law by Acting Justice Peter Young: Wednesday, 26 August 2015.
(6) The History of Tort Law by Judge Nick Manousaridis: Wednesday, 9 September 2015.
(7) The History of the Law of Restitution (Quasi Contract) by Chief Justice James Allsop: Wednesday, 7 October 2015.
(8) The History of Equity by Chief Justice Tom Bathurst: Thursday, 22 October 2015.
(9) The History of Statutory Interpretation by Justice Ashley Black: Wednesday, 4 November 2015.
NOTE: This year’s annual Forbes Lecture will be presented by Emeritus Professor David Barker (on Wednesday 11 November 2015) on the History of Legal Education in Australia.