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The Selden Society Lecture 3 (2019)

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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
History and Law - a formidable combination
The Selden Society – Lecture 3 in the series for 2019.

John Selden after Unknown Artist Oil on canvas, 17th century? 749 mm x 629 mm Purchased, 1859 National Portrait Gallery (NPG 76)
John Selden after Unknown Artist Oil on canvas, 17th century? 749 mm x 629 mm Purchased, 1859 National Portrait Gallery (NPG 76)

The Selden Society, which I have written about before, is a respected law society named after a famous jurist, John Selden. The society publishes material on English legal heritage. Additionally, the Australian chapter (administered by the Supreme Court Library Queensland) holds a series of lectures, which have legal issues at their base but are chosen so that a wider audience can enjoy them.

The Selden Society has a considerable membership in Australia and a large number of these members are actually from Queensland. If you want to find out more about the society and how to join, go to The Selden Society.

This is the third lecture in the series for 2019 and it is of particular interest to me but also I am sure to many more who can see the way history and historical facts can influence the law and many of its decisions.

The lecture is free but registrations are required which you can do by pressing on this link HERE

The lecture will be delivered by Dr Caitlin Goss on Thursday the 7th of November 2019 in Banco Court, at 5.15 for a 5.30 pm start.

Dr. Caitlin Goss is a Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law. She obtained her D.Phil. in comparative constitutional Law at Oxford University. Dr. Goss has worked as a Judge's Associate, as a solicitor and as a legal intern in the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia.

Dr. Goss will explore through a number of case studies the way in which history affects the law especially constitutional law and adjudication. She will cite a number of interesting cases from the US and Canada as well as others to illustrate her premise of using and proving history in constitutional cases.

Banco Court on the third floor of the Supreme Court building is noteworthy for its architecture and for its beautiful artwork. So an afternoon in the company of erudite legal minds and interested citizens seems like a wonderful opportunity.

Following the lecture light refreshments will be offered.
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When: Thursday the 7th of November 2019.
Phone: 07 3247 4373,
Where: Supreme Court Library Queensland 415 George St, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 4000
Cost: Free but registration necessary.
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