In Search of Origins: Blindness in History and Law

Australian Bar Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 146-159, 2010

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/16

15 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2011  

Ronald McCallum

The University of Sydney Law School

Abstract

This paper chronicles the personal journey of the author who is a blind legal academic. An examination is made of famous blind people in history, including Milton, Sir Nicholas Saunderson and Louis Braille. There is also an examination of famous blind lawyers, including Professor Rupert Cross and Justice Tatle. Finally, several decisions involving blind litigants are unpacked.

Keywords: blindness, blind people in history, blind lawyers, legal decisions on blindness

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

McCallum, Ronald, In Search of Origins: Blindness in History and Law. Australian Bar Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 146-159, 2010; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1757565

Ronald McCallum (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
+61 2 9351 0252 (Phone)

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