In Search of Origins: Blindness in History and Law
Australian Bar Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 146-159, 2010
15 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2011
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
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