Warren Swain

University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

Deputy Dean

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

The Unromatic History of Lex Mercatoria in England

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Jul 2020
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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contract, lex mercatoria, history

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Codification of Contract Law: Some Lessons from History

W Swain, Codification of contract law: some lessons from history. University of Queensland Law Journal, 31 1: 39-54., University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 13-14
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Nov 2013
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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Contract law

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Contract Codification in Australia: Is it Necessary, Desirable and Possible?

Warren Swain 'Contract Codification in Australia: Is It Necessary, Desirable and Possible?' (2014) Sydney Law Review 36 (1), University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 14-10
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Apr 2014
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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Codification, Contract Law

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The Law of Obligations, the Common Law and Legal Change: A View from the Gutter

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 13 May 2021
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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Legal education, legal writing, contract law

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Unjust Enrichment and the Role of Legal History in England and Australia

W Swain, 'Unjust Enrichment and the Role of Legal History in England and Australia' (2013) 36 University of New South Wales Law Journal 1030-1052, University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 14-02
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Jan 2014
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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private law, unjust enrichment, legal history

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Change in the Common Law, Letting Our Illusions Die: Some Observations From History

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 29 Apr 2021
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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common law, legal change, history

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Vicarious Liability, a Pailful of Slops and Other Hazards

Kit Barker and Ross Grantham (ed) Apportionment in Private Law (Hart, Oxford, 2018)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2021
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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Vicarious Liability, tort, history

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To Your Marrowbones All: Loan Transactions and the Law in 19th Century New South Wales

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2024
Warren Swain and Karen Fairweather
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law and University of Auckland
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contract, loans, interest rates, usury, New South Wales, nineteeth century

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The Laws of ‘An Old and Settled Society’? the Law of Contract in New South Wales in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Jan 2022
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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contract history, New South Wales

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Who Pays for the Grog? The Contractual and Commercial Law Reform Committee, Law Reform in New Zealand

25 New Zealand Business Law Quarterly17-29, 2019
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 13 May 2020 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2021
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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Contract Law, Reform, New Zealand

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Low Value Civil Claims in Early 19th Century Australia

[2016] Legal History 79-95
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 23 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2021
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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Contract History, New South Wales

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Professor Peter Birks and 'this Heap of Good Learning'

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Apr 2024
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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Peter Birks, unjust enrichment, legal taxonomy, Roman law

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Low-Value Civil Litigation in New Zealand 1841–1872

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 29 Feb 2024
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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Contract, small claims, New Zealand, history

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The Use and Misuse of Legal History in the High Court of Australia

The Impact of Law's History What's Past is Prologue, Sarah McKibben, Jeremy Patrick, Marcus K Harmes, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022
Posted: 06 Oct 2022
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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contract, penalties, legal history

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Contracts ‘Not for the Public Good’ and the Classical Law of Contract

(2022) 43 The Journal of Legal History 1-23
Posted: 24 Apr 2022
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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contract law, England, nineteenth century, public policy

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Gc Cheshire (1886-1978) and Chs Fifoot (1899-1975)

Scholars of Contract Law, James Goudkamp, Donal Nolan (eds), Hart Publishing, 2022
Posted: 08 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2024
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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Contract, history, legal writers

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A Reputation for Boldness: Statutory Reform of Contract Law in New Zealand

Contract Law and the Legislature. Editors: Arvind TT, Steele J . 107-124 (17 pages). Hart Publishing, Oxford 2020
Posted: 29 Apr 2021
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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Contract Law, Codification, New Zealand

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Equitable Doctrine, Fairness and the Law of Contract in Australia

Australian Contract Law in the 21st Century.Editors: Eldridge J, Pilkington T . 174-191 (17 pages). Federation Press, Sydney
Posted: 21 Apr 2021
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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Australia, legal history, contract law

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Rescuing Contract Law Pedagogy From the Nineteenth Century

'Rescuing contract law pedagogy from the nineteenth century' in Warren Swain and David Campbell (eds) Reimagining Contract Law Pedagogy A New Agenda for Teaching (Routledge, London, 2019) 1-9
Posted: 22 May 2020
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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Contract law, pedagogy

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Reimagining Contract Law Pedagogy A New Agenda for Teaching

Reimagining Contract Law Pedagogy A New Agenda for Teaching, Routledge, London, 2019
Posted: 22 May 2020
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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Contract Law, Pedagogy

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The Common Law and the Code Civil: The Curious Case of the Law of Contract

Comparative legal history. Editors: O Moréteau, A Masferrer, KA Modéer (eds), Comparative Legal History, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 379-399, 2019
Posted: 13 May 2020
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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Contract Law, Code Civil, History, France, England, Comparative Law

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A Historical Examination of Vicarious Liability: A 'Veritable Upas Tree'?

78 Cambridge Law Journal 640-661, 2019
Posted: 13 May 2020
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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Tort Law, History, Vicarious Liability

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'Without the Power to Drink or Contract'

'Without the Power to Drink or Contract' (2020) 24 Edinburgh Law Review 26-48
Posted: 11 May 2020
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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contract, history, intoxication, Scotland, England

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‘The Great Britain of the South’: the Law of Contract in Early Colonial New Zealand

The Great Britain of the South: The Law of Contract in Early Colonial New Zealand (2020) 60 American Journal of Legal History 30-47
Posted: 08 May 2020
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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Contract, law, history, New Zealand, nineteenth century

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Common Mistake in Equity: Some Unanswered Questions

(2015) 30 Australian Bar Review 124-135
Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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The Law of Misstatements: 50 Years on from Hedley Byrne v Heller

K Barker, R Grantham, W Swain (eds), The Law of Misstatements: 50 Years on from Hedley Byrne v Heller (Hart, Oxford 2015), University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Kit Barker, Ross B. Grantham and Warren Swain
University of Queensland - TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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Contract as Promise: The Role of Promising in the Law of Contract. An Historical Account

Edinburgh Law Review, 17 1: 1-21, 2013
Posted: 20 Jun 2015
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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The Unconscionable Dealing Doctrine: In Retreat?

Journal of Contract Law, 31 255-266, 2014
Posted: 19 Jun 2015
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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Reshaping Contractual Unfairness in England 1670-1900

Journal of Legal History, 35 2: 120-142, University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper
Posted: 10 Jun 2015
Warren Swain
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law

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