Private law's revolutionaries: authors, codifiers and merchants?

28 June 2018 5:15pm
Presented by Professor Hector MacQueen, Edinburgh Law School

Guns and judges - Antonin Scalia and the right to bear arms

3 May 2018 5:15pm
Presented by the Hon Justice Glenn Martin AM, for the Supreme Court Library of Queensland
Lord Atkin lecture

Lord Atkin lecture and official exhibition opening of Lord Atkin: from Queensland to House of Lords

28 November 2017 5:15pm8:00pm
Join us on Tuesday 28 November for the Selden Society inaugural Lord Atkin lecture and the launch of the Supreme Court Library Queensland’s new exhibition, Lord Atkin: from Queensland to the House of Lords.
Selden Society Lectures

Notable trials - the trials of Oscar Wilde, presented by the Hon Alan Wilson QC

13 October 2017 5:15pm6:30pm
The fascinating story of one of the most popular playwrights of the Victorian era, Oscar Wilde, and the trials that put his private life under intense public scrutiny will be explored by the Hon Alan Wilson QC in this captivating lecture.
Selden Society Lectures

Justices of the High Court of Australia—Justice Mary Gaudron, presented by the Hon Justice Roslyn Atkinson AO

24 August 2017 5:15pm7:00pm
Justice Atkinson will discuss the life and career of Justice Mary Gaudron—Australia’s first woman appointed a justice of the High Court of Australia, serving as one of its most influential members for 16 years.
Law book

Leading cases of the common law—McKenzie v McKenzie [1971] P 33, presented by Ian Hanger AM QC

22 June 2017 5:15pm6:30pm
In McKenzie v McKenzie [1971] P 33, the English Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the important principle that any person conducting proceedings in court is entitled to quiet assistance from a person of their choice. Mr Hanger will share his experiences of his role in McKenzie v McKenzie and discuss its subsequent influence on the modern practice allowing parties in a trial process the assistance of a ‘McKenzie friend’.