A Capital Custom: Victoria and the New Zealand Legal Tradition
43 VUWLR, 2012
16 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2019
Date Written: 7 6, 2011
This is the revised text of Geoff McLay 's inaugural lecture given in the Council Chamber at Victoria University of Wellington on 7 June 2011. In the lecture, Professor McLay examines three defining themes of the New Zealand legal tradition and Victoria's contribution to it: that New Zealand has been, and will continue to be a small place, but linked to a much wider legal world; that the divide between public law and private law is both profoundly important, and at the same time, an illusion; and that New Zealand academic lawyers have sometimes held an unnecessarily narrow view of what counts as law, and that particular legal academics might cast their attention a little wider.
Keywords: New Zealand, Public Law, Legal Education, Inaugural Lecture
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