Book launch: Private Law - Key Encounters with Public Law

11 Dec 2013

Law books on a shelfUQ private law experts Professor Kit Barker and Dr Darryn Jensen have recently published an edited collection of essays entitled Private Law - Key Encounters with Public Law (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 2013).  The book includes contributions from leading private law scholars in Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland. These contributions trace a number of encounters between private law and 'public' values in key areas of private law doctrine, such as charity law, commercial law, tort law and class actions, across several jurisdictions. The book examines the influence within these fields of public concepts and goals, such as behavioural modification, accountability and anti-discrimination norms, as well as the (reverse) influence that private law has upon ('public') human rights jurisprudence. An official launch event will take place in Brisbane in early February.