This volume of Law in Context celebrates the work of current and former La Trobe University scholars who have made significant contributions to the development of socio-legal studies, including:
Professor Christopher Arup on the relationship between business law and socio-legal studies;
Professor Paula Baron on socio-legality and conflict in law schools through the lens of psychoanalytical theory;
Dr Susanne Davies on socio-legal studies outwith and within a professional law school;
Dr Ian Duncanson on the historical dimension of socio-legal studies;
Dr Ian Freckelton SC on Health Law as a unique field of the socio-legal discourse;
Dr David Neal SC on a law-and-power case study involving La Trobe Law and the Fitzroy Legal Service; and
Professor Christopher Tomlins on the trajectory of legal history at La Trobe and in the wider world.
Socio-legality: An Odyssey of Ideas and Context is a special issue (Volume 29 No 2) of the journal Law in Context. You can purchase a single copy of this issue through this page, or subscribe to the journal from the journal page.
About the Author
Kerry Petersen is an Associate Professor with the Law School at La Trobe University. She has published extensively in the field of human reproduction law and has co-edited Disputes and Dilemmas in Health Law (Federation Press). She has been involved in multi-disciplinary research as a Chief Investigator on two ARC Discovery-funded projects with research teams from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (La Trobe University) and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (University of Melbourne) and is currently working on a project with colleagues from the Mother and Child Health Research Centre (La Trobe University). She is a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria and Women’s Health Victoria, and is the lawyer on the Melbourne IVF Human Research Ethics Committee.
Table of Contents
1. Foreword by Roger Douglas 2. Socio-legality and La Trobe University: Introducing and Celebrating a Broad Church of Ideas by Kerry Petersen 3. Business Law: The Sometime Subject of Socio-legal Studies by Christopher Arup 4. Borderlines: Socio-legality as the Abject by Paula Baron 5. From Law to ‘Legal Consciousness’: A Socio-legal Pedagogical Expedition by Susanne Davies 6. Socio-legal Studies in the Ages of Empire and Businessman Bottles: An Historical and Political Account by Ian Duncanson 7. The Emergence and Evolution of Health Law by Ian Freckelton SC 8. Law and Power – Livin’ in the ’70s by David Neal 9. Law ‘And’, Law ‘In’, Law ‘As’: The Definition, Rejection and Recuperation of the Socio-legal Enterprise by Christopher Tomlins