Monthly Archives: February 2016

Forthcoming Events and latest news of Note

Independent Scholars Association of Australia (NSW Chapter)

In collaboration with the State Library of NSW Present their Annual Seminar

In the Aftermath of the First World War – Women’s Legal Status Act 1918

Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW   Macquarie Street Sydney

21 July 2018 – 12.45-4.30pm


Dr Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law and Director, Constitutional Reform Unit, University of Sydney.

Jenny Aitchison MP, Member for Maitland, Acting Shadow Minister for Women.

Kate Eastman SC, Senior Fellow, Monash University, barrister New Chambers Sydney.

Carolyn Corrigan, Her Worship the Mayor of Mosman.

Jilly Gibson,Her Worship the Mayor of North Sydney.

Booking details available at: ISAA Bookings


The Forbes Lecture for 2018

Wednesday 30 May 2018: We were delighted that the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC could  deliver the 2018 Forbes Lecture to mark the Centenary of the Women’s Legal Status Act 1918 (NSW). The lecture was very well attended and  we thank Her Honour for the fascinating presentation.

Further details on this landmark Act are available by scrolling down the page.







Tutorials in Australian Legal History  are held  at 5.15pm in Banco Court. The first two for 2018 were  great successes. The next will also be well worth attending. 

  • Professor Mark Lunney, History of the law of tort on Wednesday 19 June 2018

  • Followed by….  The Hon J Campbell QC, History of Equity, in two parts, on Wednesday 25 July and Wednesday 22 August 2018

  • Special Note Legal History 3 

  • The Journal, Legal History is commissioning a special Law and War Edition. Call for papers has been released. Click on the following link for details: Legal History CFP – Law and War


Essay Competition:

Results the 2017 Australian Legal History Essay Competition are available on the relevant page above. Details of the 2018 Competition are available at: 2018 Essay Conditions and Guidelines

Interested entrants should commence their research projects now!!! Check with the society if you have any questions.